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SofaKingJames

Bellevue, Washington, United States

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Overview

  • 74 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Spanish
  • Unspecified age, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • From A little bit of all over
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Work! Pay off bills! (I know, lame eh?) -- well just for a little while ...

ABOUT ME

I've enjoyed traveling just over 20 countries, and if I don't leave this country a couple of times a year ... I start to go crazy! Maybe that is why I'm a bit crazy ... ‘cuz I have just not been leaving it enough ...

I've traveled in a lot of different ways, sleeping in hostels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and train stations -- and "couch surfing!" -- but not through CS, but through friends of friends, contacts made on the road, etc. Actually, when I think about it, it is surprising how much I have couch surfed -- not generally out of simply finding a cheap place to stay, but mostly out of meeting more people, building community, and being a real part of the local culture!

PHILOSOPHY

Karma. Yoga.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I really love the concept of community and the gift economy at the Burning Man Festival (BRC, Nevada) -- so when I learned of this site I knew this would be a good fit! CS combines my love for travel with my love for a community that uses a gift economy ... And now I've started the first CS camp at Burning Man -- to find out more you can go to the camp's web site www.couchsurfingcamp.org

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted:

Stefan Prisching, Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/stefanp/ Kerri, Del Haven, New Jersey http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/silkkat813/ Stroppy, Black Rock City Nevada http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/stroppy/ Michael Sterns, Tampa Florida http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=45CMPPK Katie Ringer, Auckland New Zealand http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/katiepiez/ Mark Reynolds, Faversham England http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=25BKERP Bob Lutsky, Fairfax Virginia http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/rangerbob/ Kiki, Saskatoon Canada http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/kikielectrique/ Shari Goldberg, Los Angeles California http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=2RPGOGK Princess Rachelina, San Francisco California http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=77LGCK Scott Bennett, Melbourne Australia http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=1QU1TPA Katja Smirnov, San Francisco California http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/katiufka/ Dave Breese, Leighton Buzzard England http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=1LXBV0 Christopher Konkel, Seattle Washington http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/christophyre/ Kelly Cochran, Burien Washington http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/bikiniskigirl/

Surfed: Fred Hagemeister, Sparks Nevada http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/blackrockburnerhostel/ Kelly Cochran, Burien Washington http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/bikiniskigirl/

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Eating baguette of bread and drinking a $2 bottle of French wine while sitting on the roof of the Notre Dame; Going into the back jungle temples in the region of Angkor Wat; Laying on the edge of a 600 ft cliff on the western shore off Galway; Standing at the Shaolin Temple; Returning home, contemplating life, existence and enlightenment, and then leaving again.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Korea, Republic of, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand, United States

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