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Escaping from Cubicle Land, reconnecting with my Latin roots, and becoming a true world citizen
ALL about me??? Wow - that's asking a lot. So as not to bore everyone, I'll stick with the basics: I'm an engineer by education and trade, but I'm trying to move on into other professions. My dream job du jour is to run my own import/export business focusing on Latin America.
Live and let live . . . as long as your "living" doesn't hamper someone else's. Keep learning. Appreciate your friends and family, and let them know you appreciate them. Don't be a "slave to the grind." Lend a helping hand. But all that said, have high expectations for yourself and others.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfing and hosting
Surfed in 5 cities as I move across the country to my new home in California. Best story is that 2 days after signing up, I got an invite to a TB group happy hour. When I looked at the RSVPs, I saw a friend from Buenos Aires. She didn't know I was from there, and I didn't know she had a relative there (who she happened to be visiting THAT week!). What a small Couch Surfing world!
Like most of you, my main passion is traveling and meeting people from other countries and cultures. I like hiking, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. I can also dance a little Salsa and Swing. I occasionally do volunteer work. I take photography more seriously than the average snap-shot taker, but I hesitate to even call myself a "hobbiest" because there are so many great ones out there. I'm interested in history and politics, but I'll admit I know a lot less than I would like.
- happy hour
- volunteer work
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: The Fall; Raising Arizona; Spinal Tap; Run Lola Run; Dr. Strangelove; It's a Wonderful Life; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Glory; Contact; To Kill a Mockingbird; Aliens; Planet of the Apes
Music: mostly hard rock, getting a little more into "Rock en Espanol"
Books: Any Mark Twain or Michael Crichton book; The Alchemist; This is Cuba; Eyewitness to America; Best American Travel Writing of 2001; Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Skiing (well, more like tumbling) down Mt Blanc in Chamonix, France. The sight of the Alps from the top was beautiful enough to move me to tears.
Teach, Learn, Share
Some basic photography; travel info about south america, especially argentina; how your GPS works!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In