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  • 34 References 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hungarian, Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • student
  • Other people have taught me things. I've also read books,...
  • From Berkeley, California
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Sail to Indonesia


I like mangoes a lot, and many other foods as well, like IPA and burritos. Music and nature are really good too, and so is drinking coffee for many hours in cafes with gardens. I often have novelty facial hair. Sometimes I like to talk to people who fundamentally disagree with me, like really religious people. I don't like sleeping for less than 8 hours, but I do it every day. I guess that makes me kind of an idiot.


There is humor in everything.

Most experiences are valuable, even if they're bad.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have surfed and hosted regularly at various points in my life, starting in 2007. I would guess I've had about 30 experiences either surfing or hosting. For a time I went to couchsurfing meetings in Budapest to meet people and be social, and have participated occasionally in other CS events in several places... weekly meetups, language exchanges, etc... I've also introduced a bunch of people to the website.


usually good


music, cooking, reading books, thinking, riding bikes, history, global politics, eating...

  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • politics
  • reading
  • socializing
  • music
  • guitar
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • track and field
  • history
  • language exchange

Music, Movies, and Books

Books by Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck, Earnest Hemmingway, Milan Kundera, John Fante, Joseph Heller, Herman Hesse, Nikos Kazantzakis, Vladimir Nabakov, George Orwell, and a lot more

Music includes Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Bob Marley, Israel Vibrations, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits, Parliament, John McLaughlin, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Paco de Lucia, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Monk, Coltrane, Sublime, Palestrina, Manu Chao, Neil Young, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Fela Kuti, Eric Dolphy, Groundation, Alice in Chains, Sublime, The Meat Puppets, Antonio Munches, Frank Zappa, The Notorious B.I.G., Eazy-E, Howlin' Wolf the list goes on and on

I like funny movies. the big lebowski is a good one.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I saw someone steal a tank in downtown Budapest

Rode a bicycle from Portugal to China

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about music theory if you care to learn, or more likely, I have played guitar for a long time and can show you whatever i know about that, I can teach you how to cook some tasty food, I know a fair bit about certain topics, mostly those related to people and the things they do (history, politics, language, other cultures, etc)

I will learn about almost anything.

Sharing is good.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Hungary, Spain, Thailand, United States

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