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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Mailroom employee/ Marketing Intern
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


My mission is to, well I don't know, I've had a lot of troubles with that lately


I am very much in a period of self-discovery which led me to join Couchsurfing. I've had my fair share of experience with this site in Europe, but I finally decided to carry the baton in USA. Let's see, my favorite part about crashing with someone was to see their pride of their city. I thought it was great. I also enjoyed seeing the couchsurfing community. People make great friends with this that end up changing their lives. Wow. I haven't written in a little bit. I can tell this has no structure. Oh well.


Hm. This is interesting. I'm learning a lot about myself and the world lately so I'll do my best. I'm optimistic FOR SURE. It bugs me when people don't give people the benefit of the doubt. It bugs me when people are in a bad mood. It bugs me when people complain. Life is short. Each day is each day. So live it like that, you know? I'm at a strange moment. I'm supposed to go to school and then enter into the real life. Both of things that don't really appeal to me nor pay immediate rewards that I value. I've thought about breaking the norm and doing whatever the fuck I want after graduate, but who know. The $$ would be nice. Point is, I LOVE EVERYTHING.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate by offering my couch to anyone that would visit Madison. I also participate by using it when I travel.


I couch surfed at maybe 9 different locations in Europe. They include: London, Paris, Munich, Ljubljana, Bratislava, Zagreb, Prague, Budapest, and Vienna. I had a total blast. So many different types of people to the point where, against my prior opinion, there is no couchsurfing "type". We're all weird and different in our own way.


I love outside. I love summer. I love people. I love seeing things. I love french kissing. I love water. I love collaborating. I love being proud. I love Fridays. I love Mondays. I love life.

  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Harry Potter. I love pretty much any movie or filmed production about basketball. I read lots of biographies and books on how to sell (just in case I try to be real for a hot sec after graduation).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The most amazing thing I've seen/done is see Pretty Lights at Red Rocks. The second most amazing thing I've seen/done is see the Eiffel Tower 1AM light show from a patio (on accident) about 20 km outside the city.

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