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Overview

  • 21 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Czech, German, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • student, teacher, writer, artist.
  • Masters student
  • From San Diego, CA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Illusive glory, questionable adventure.

ABOUT ME

I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2006 with degrees in English and History. I lived in Prague and Corfu for a couple years, traveled Asia and Scandinavia for a few months, lived in Shanghai, earned an M.A in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig, an M.Sc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics, and worked for a year at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

In my spare time I write, take photographs, play guitar, read, hang out at the pub, and travel. I love art and anyone who can convert the otherwise ordinary into something artistic. I wish I could do this more often myself. I love the sound of rain on windows when I am sleeping. I love the desert and the sun. I like laying on large rocks and baking in the warmth like a lizard.

Our world is full of such incredible wonder. I want to see it all. What else is there in life?

PHILOSOPHY

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things - air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” -Cesare Pavese

I try to do some good in the world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing and hosting.

Interests

Music, photography, skateboarding, art, ninjas/pirates and their complex symbiotic relationship, philosophy, felines, reading, travel, social consciousness, maximizing my minimal artistic talent.

  • arts
  • photography
  • baking
  • pub crawls
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • surfing
  • skateboarding
  • economics
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: Memento, LA Confidential, Amelie, The Big Lebowski, Lost in Translation.

music: Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Atmosphere, Modest Mouse.

books: anything historical.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've worked on a kiwi farm on Corfu -- that's pretty unique, right?

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, United States

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