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Overview

  • 224 references 94 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Arabic (Egypt), Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
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About Me

to any previous CS friends who I haven't made contact with outside of here, I'm now at
https://www.bewelcome.org/members/SocratesUnderwater
or look me up on f.b.

I was a very active couchsurfer, including as an event organizer and 8 years as an Ambassador. With this paywall I think Couchsurfing has lost its way. This is an edited version of my resignation letter from the Ambassadors, which details why:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MK3LVsRzHHTicu56wm_Cnvd1je2VDCk7IjMNcHV-5oM

I focus on how it's quite possible that Couchsurfing could've remained a non-profit, that hospitality exchange is fundamentally incompatible with a for-profit business, misleading elements and an outright lie in their May 2020 blog posts announcing the change.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin (French part), Scotland, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Honduras, Japan, Norway, Thailand

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