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Overview

  • 21 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English, Turkish; learning Arabic, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Multi-Media Journalist/Novelist/University Instructor
  • Masters
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm a multimedia journalist and writer. I'm also a university instructor. Originally from the USA, I presently reside in Cairo, Egypt.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is an amazing way to meet locals and connect. I learn from every host and surfer I encounter.

Interests

Well-being (lift weights, kung fu, cardio, open focus meditation). Reading, art, films and quality tv shows. I play the bongos!

  • arts
  • culture
  • mardi gras
  • cooking
  • instructor
  • working out
  • news
  • movies
  • tv
  • traveling
  • drums
  • hiking
  • communications
  • journalism
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Jazz, Brass Band Music, Turkish pop, Egyptian traditional, Rock n roll, Punk Rock, Hip Hop, classical... Rhythm anything.
TV; Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire and South Park and Twin Peaks.
Films; Bladerunner Director's Cut, The Thin Red Line, Goodfellas among many many many others.
Anything by Henry Miller... yeah yeah "On the Road" of course, Truman Capote was great, so is Brett Easton Ellis and F Scott Fitzy was something else, and Orwell and Hemingway (sometimes).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have more than one of course:
- Piece of New Orleans Mardi Gras/Carnival art
- Covered protests in Egypt at Rabaa
- Covered protests in Gezi Park in Turkey
- Covered Hurricanes in South Louisiana
- Covered the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
- Burning Man 2000
- Mount Sinai in Egypt sun rise
- Mount Athos Hiking in Greece
- Hitch-hiking from Fehtiye to Izmir, Turkey (Aegean Coast sunset)
- Sunrise in the shade of mountains in Big Sur, California where Kerouac and Miller wrote

Teach, Learn, Share

Journalism, Prose, Storytelling, Multimedia work.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories of the Middle East and the USA about conflict and passion and social transformation.

My abilities in Turkish and Arabic.

I prepare amazing salads and cook grand salmon/veggie roasts (with a good oven). I'm also a good roaster of different meat.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Turkey, United States

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