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Paul Barbato

North Hollywood, California, United States

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Overview

  • 45 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Korean; learning Chinese, French, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Universal Studios
  • Is good for you!
  • From skokie il
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To become a travel documentarist/ Host.

ABOUT ME

Hi! I'm Paul. Currently live in North Hollywood CA (Which is actually across the mountains and doesn't even TOUCH Regular Hollywood)

I currently work freelance as a street performer, and the host for the informative webcasts for Abroaderview.org

In a nutshell, I've lived in The US, Asia and Africa, been to 4 continents, only 3 left to go!

Happy to help out! To learn more about me go to:

www.paulbarbato.com www.youtube.com/paulbarbato

PHILOSOPHY

-Jump in while the water's still cold.

-go ahead, learn it the hard way, You'll have a better story to tell

-The world is not such a scary place.

-A true friend is the one who runs up to the thug pointing a knife at you

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

-Brian wheeler in blacksburg VA, (the "goal-reaching" Engineer student) -Chris deatrick in louisville KY, (the computer engineer always on the run) -Adam Kepke in St. Louis MO, the (Psycho-analytical therapist with a LOFT) -Devin Justus in kansas city KS, (The Faux finisher with no time to sleep) -Zach mcCullough in Lamar CO, (The student with a korean girfriend in germany) -John Kenedy in Pagosa springs Colorado, (The junior high computer guy) -Debbie and Rob Evans in the Grand Canyon, (the fire chief and his wife) -Sarah, Kate, and Cale, in Prescott AZ, (The environmental student and the outdoor fire fighters) -Finally Matt Jordon In Palm Springs CA. (The cast member on ABC's "Cavemen")

-AFTER THE RIDE-

-Robert "Bob" MacDougall in Burbank CA (The Warner Bro's financial monkey) -Luis and Laurie in San Diego CA (The Superbowl Party couple with an incredibly smart Malteese-poodle) -Bones Ijeoma- Very quickly crashed his couch in Koreatown for an even I was working on

HOSTED: -Chris Deatrick (my host from Louisville Kentucky as he visited LA for work) -Lana Lee (The Dutch-Chinese Girl who's plans didn't quite go as she expected) -Daniel Mancina (The Londoner kid who's got a long journey ahead of him) -Maeva and Camille (the two French girls that have never seen the pacific until I took them!)

Interests

staying alive in the most creative ways

Music, Movies & Books

movie- twister, the pianist, into the wild...etc

Music- anything with a good drumbeat, grunge, 90s classics are always good, some good soul, Acoustics, and of course tribal

Books- Anything by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dostoevsky wrote that "Brothers Karamozov" book I liked, but honestly I spend most of my time reading non-fiction or language phrasebooks that I can learn FACTS from.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Ran off to korea after high school for an offer i could not refuse, (later refused),

-ate dog, silkworm larvae, and fish eyeballs and live baby octopus, (almost choked and died)

-got lost in japan and montreal without knowing any japanese or french (almost choked and died)

-Rode my bicycle from Derwood MD to LA. (Hence my philosophies) -hitchhiked with a cowboy with a convicted murderer ex-girlfriend (they just didn't agree on some things)

-yelled victoriously over wolf creek pass at sunset, 10,880 ft high (then got a flat tire)

-Got somewhat slandered by CBS news, (we all do at some point)

-finally, i tied my own shoes! (couldn't figure out velcro)

Teach, Learn, Share

Well it's not like I have a degree in anything but I like to study languages and practice martial arts.

Wait is that what I"m even supposed to write in this category box?

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Korea, Republic of, Tanzania, United Republic of, United States

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