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John Parsons

Weehawken, NJ, United States

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • market research for money, travel fo...
  • college
  • From New York City
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Canada!

ABOUT ME

I love to learn, explore, ask questions, and discover new things. I love meeting new people and sharing stories. On October 1, 2010 I embarked on my first transatlantic voyage, my first destination being Ireland, the land of my ancestors. From there, I also visited the UK and France. Beginning on February 22, 2012, I took a two-month Greyhound bus tour of the US, re-visiting places I love and visiting new places for the very first time. I look forward to futher adventures and meeting wonderful and interesting people from all over the world.

A lot can happen in the meantime, but I plan to travel for a full year when my current lease expires on July 1, 2013.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a room available for travelers, and had my first couchsurfing experience Oct 2010.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Mostly staying with friends i've made in various places.

Interests

music (mostly 60s and 70s), photography, cinema, literature, philosophy, poetry, theatre, performance art, walking, dancing,and of course, travel

Music, Movies & Books

Music - The Beatles, The Byrds, The Left Banke, Donovan, The Divine Comedy, The Monkees, Gene Clark, The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Gram Parsons, Big Star, The Zombies, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, Simon & Garfunkel, The Lemonheads, The Replacements, Love, The Box Tops, Nick Drake, Redd Kross, Small Faces/Faces, Fairport Convention, Vashti Bunyan, Scott Walker, Carole King

Film - mostly arthouse & independent. Directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer, Woody Allen, Pedro Almadovar, Alison Anders, Ingmar Bergman, Betrand Blier, John Cassavettes, Werner Herzog, Bob Rafelson, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Richard Linklater, Robert Bresson, Julio Medem, Ken Russell, Francois Truffaut, Alain Tanner, Lina Wertmuller.

I especially love cinema of the 1960's and 70's.

Books - Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde, Milan Kundera, Ivan Turgenev, Raymond Queneau, Kahlil Gibran.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Traveling the US for two months with a Greyhound bus pass!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am always happy to help others with their English. Looking to improve my Spanish and French, as well as learn key phrases in other languages.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Ireland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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