Doug Pietrzak

Somerville, MA, USA

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  • English Teacher / Musician / Writer
  • BA English / Philosophy / Music / Comp Sci.
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me


Travel the world. Meet lots of people. Be generous. Share.


Creative, friendly, open-minded, curious, passionate

I'm a writer, teacher, skiier, cook, actor, student, philosopher, bike rider, pen chewer, musician, singer, I have a LOT of hobbies.


I love life.

And I love sharing it with people and learning from people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love meeting others from around the world and sharing culture and ideas.


I've surfed heaps of couches around the world and have hosted lots of folks. I've made a lot of good friends through CS.


Biking, Music, Skiing, Traveling, Linguistics, Literature, Writing, Cooking, Computers, Movies, Art, Most everything, really. You can test me if you like.

Music, Movies, and Books

A heartbreaking work of staggering genius, Gravity's Rainbow, Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, The Decemberists, Tom Robbins.. all sorts of stuff.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

13,000 km bicycle journey from mexico to argentina while writing educational content for 3,000 elementary school students in chicago about latin american culture and history.

Teach, Learn, Share

Absolutely. Very sharing. I am a teacher by profession, and so this part of couchsurfing is pretty natural to me. I don't think learning is confined to classrooms, or any spaces for that matter. The world is a playground, and this is a great way to bring the world closer.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I like to share stories and cooking with hosts.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Taiwan, United States

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