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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness...Broad, wholesome, charitable views of people and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -- Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain
Work Hard. Be Nice. Think.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
By building bridges between CS'ers by hosting and surfing. For awhile, it was mostly surfing but at the moment it is mostly hosting!
Couchsurfing is a great idea. I have couchsurfed for a few years and it has been amazing. Everyone has been really great, I have not met anyone whom I would not recommmend yet! I hope this continues to be a great experience as I continue my travels.
Travel, cycling (did the SF-LA AIDS RIDE in June 2009, it's 550 miles!)reading, movies, daydreaming, talking to myself, looking at maps, writing letters, writing stories, swimming (most things aquatic, actually), Arsenal FC (go #8!), studying Russian, dancing, making people laugh, laughing at myself, sitting back and watching people walking in the street, watching "The World's Strongest Man" competition on t.v. (Viking Power!), organizing my minions to take over the world, the CIS
Music, Movies, and Books
I love the Simpsons! Other things...Movies: Trainspotting, The Return (Russian), This Is Spinal Tap, Grease 2, The Decline of Western Civilizations Parts 1 and 2, Inception, The Expendables, The Lost Boys, any cheesey Dolf Lundgren movie, Ravenous, LA Confidential, The Usual Suspects, Soviet movies like C lyogkim parom (Enjoy your bath, also known as "The Irony of Fate"), My Life in Pink, The Dinner Game, Ponette, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Billy Elliot
Music:everything from the Misfits to Robbie Williams to Def Leppard, to
drum and bass to hip-hop to Russian Rap to Romanian Pop.
Books: Thomas Hardy, Simone de
Beauvoir, Irving Stone, Lemony Snickett, Ray Bradbury, anything about organized crime, cowboys,
vikings, or Soviet history, "The Serpent and The Rainbow", "The Phantom Tollbooth", "The Master and Margarita", "Heart of a Dog", "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time " "Motley Crue: The Dirt", "And I Don't Want to Live This Life", "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures", "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius", "Middlesex", etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Any experience can be amazing, it depends on how you choose to view it!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States