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I stay busy working on my website, www.ChristopherRyan.com.
Reinventing myself as a travel writer & photographer after being fired recently (November 2014) from a horrible job as a project manager in high rise construction. I have traveled to 25 countries so far and travel is my real passion. I love maps, I can study them for hours at a time. I love meeting people in new places and people that like meeting people in new places.
I grew up in a culturally illiterate part of the world where racism is rampant. My family had a traveling reptile show, so we spent a lot of time around the carnival crowd (carnies). In order to escape all of this I joined the Navy at age 17 and had the great fortune to meet a military psychiatrist who encouraged me to embrace my lifestyle and that changed my life. As a result, I am blessed with some of the best friends a person could imagine from all walks of life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am looking for interesting, decent, genuine, caring people to meet. Please read the entire profile including home section before you apply. Very few will be accepted.
- ballet dancing
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
August Rush is my favorite movie of all time. I rarely watch movies.
Pillars of the Earth is the best book ever.
I like all music.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I started ballet and gymnastics lessons for the first time ever in my mid 40s.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am a very slow learner and as a result have nothing to teach you. However, I love telling stories about all of the places I've been and the many fascinating people I have met.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Portrait photography & candid shots
Cook meals or help around the house
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Spain, Thailand, United States