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While I much prefer to talk about our own life journeys in person, I can tell you I have always been a super adventurous, thrill seeking soul pushing boundaries in my own life intellectually, physically or spiritually. I'm a lover of experiences, and of sharing experiences with others to make wonderful stories I can laugh at when I'm old. I'm also a fairly altruistic person and most of my life has been involved with helping others grow and be supported when their own circumstances prevent them from being so.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
While I joined CS first as a tool for a free place to stay, I quickly realized that it was much more than that. It was an opportunity to learn about others culture and in general to promote global understanding.
I still enjoy the original principle it stood by which was "changing the world, one couch at a time"
I believe strongly in trusting others and making efforts to learn about each others culture. I'm glad a site like CS can provide the tool to make new friendships blossom. Some of my best friends I met through CS.
If someone really takes the time to navigate the community despite the difficulty (and the rise of guys using it as a dating site!) it really can be a wonderful network.
social innovation, creating new models to help others with the availability of resources and data, adventuring wherever, hiking , big trees snowboarding, dancing all night till the sunrise on secret islands, eating exotic cuisines, helping expand people's vision and knowledge as I can.
--sailing, surfing, camping, ah there's a lot... Let's talk about our interests over coffee or a beer.
Music, Movies, and Books
I appreciate all music and each person and groups creation and art in general, I like most anything with a good beat. Some ones I always go back to are
Thievery Corporation, Royksopp, Jamiroquai, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, Daft Punk, Quantic, Bonobo, Buddha Bar, Phoenix, Radiohead
Love "foreign" films and nonfiction books that challenge and grow the human spirit - favorites are Gattaca, Leon, Romeo & Juliet (baz luhrmann) , Lone Wolf & Cub series, Baraka, A Night at The Opera
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
There's a few for sure.. But the ones that stand out for me have been sailing in Mexico for months only powered by the wind, studying in Tibet for a summer, and helping serve and provide better education to my little brothers who live in the Calcutta train station in India.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm learning everyday how to be a better person and to know myself. I try to live a life that shares love with others, but I am also learning to make sure I love and take care of myself when I do.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Personally I think it should be a surprise what a guest can give a host. The expectations of every host/guest relationship should include intentions to socialize and learn about each other and share with an open mind. And be open to adventures with your host!
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
India, Switzerland, United States