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  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • No occupation listed
  • MA & BA in Communication Studies
  • From San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Me

I'm at a crossroads in my life, not sure where I am nor where I'm going. It's a bit of a strange and disorienting time.

I'm happy to meet with anyone that is interested in connecting, though I'll admit I am more on the quiet side right now.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I joined a number of years ago during my time of wanderlust to meet people while traveling and host travelers that were in San Diego, California, where I was very active with the CS community there.

I've met so many wonderful people through this site, I'm most grateful for all the opportunities it has provided me. I'm not very active anymore though.


Mountains. Nature. Trees. Panoramas. Smoothies. Healthy eating. Writing. Watching intriguing films. Playing music. Silence. Introverts. Authentic meaningful conversations. Wandering. Spiritual awakening.

  • writing
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Films: All of Wes Anderson's films. All of Hayao Miyazaki's films. The Green Beautiful. I Heart Huckabees. Cloud Atlas. Man on Wire. The New World. Groundhogs day. Sound of Music. Being There. Beginners. Hector and the Search for Happiness. Song of the Sea. Only Lovers Left Alive. Et al.

Music: James Brown. Louis Armstrong. Kings of Convenience. Stan Getz. Django Reinhardt. Efterklang. Jose Gonzalez. Of Monsters and men. Riley Lee. Mumford & sons. Et al.

Books/Authors: Seven years in tibet. Jeff Foster. Byron Katie. Wu Hsin. Lost horizon. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. The Upanishads. Billy Collins poetry. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (by Evald Flisar). The Zhuangzi. Et al.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, United Kingdom, United States

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