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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Teacher
  • Bachelor degrees in Anthropology and Religion; Certificat...
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About Me

I travel the world studying culture and language and support myself by teaching English. I hope to continue doing this for as long as I can.

Refute Seneca: "wanderers have many dwelling places but few friends, for they have no time to make them."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Travel (and host) and experience (and share) a more authentic slice of local culture.


Always looking for something new be it food or drink, language or just a country I have never been to. I am an avid reader and traveler who enjoys photography and linguistics.

  • culture
  • photography
  • chinese new year
  • dining
  • walking
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • skydiving

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, A Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, Atlas Shrugged, Happiness

Movies: Tombstone, Boondock Saints, Igby Goes Down, Disney's Adventures of Robinhood, The Three Amigos

Music: Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Beastie Boys, Cannon in D, The Band, Manu Chao

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

2004: Skydiving over the Remarkables; Queenstown, NZ

2008: Celebrating after Spain won the European cup; Madrid, Spain

2009: Walking the Camino de Santiago (Camino del Norte & Camino Primitivo); from Irún, Spain to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2012 & 2013: The world's most dangerous firework show; Yan Shui, Taiwan

2014 & 2015: Chinese New Year at Fo Guan Shan (佛光山) Monastery; Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2015: Walking the 1200 km Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage; Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime and Kagawa Prefectures, Japan

Teach, Learn, Share

When a stranger in a strange land, ask what strangers usually find most strange; then try it!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Taiwan, United States

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