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Overview

  • 39 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 69, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Website Design, Pianist
  • Masters Computer Science - New York University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel the world, meet new people, help to blend or merge cultures, and enjoy life -- 1 beach at a time!

ABOUT ME

Born in Mitchell,South Dakota but raised in San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Ogunquit Maine.

I played the piano for 2 US Presidents, and 1 UK Prime Minister; Once at the White House, and the other for a church service in La Jolla, CA. I also performed at the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland for the Royals, and the International Music Festival, also in Edinburgh.

I love to travel.

I am also a pianist, and have performed in USA, Mexico, Brasil, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the list goes on.

I also get involved with charitable organizations as often as I can. Currently I am a volunteer and a member of the board of directors for the AIDS Quilt - New England Chapter, as their Internet Consultant. I have also volunteered for Human Rights Organization in Argentina.

We all should know by now that a personal note to a prospective host is much more powerful than a cut-and-paste generic note; equally important is for the host to respond with a personal note when he/she cannot host, rather than simply "denied" or "rejected"; please show the common croutes and respect that you expect from those requesting a place to stay.

There are 63 people with my name in the U.S.A.How many have your name?

PHILOSOPHY

Work to live, not live to work! Enjoy life while you can... if you wait until you are old enough to retire, you may miss an awful lot. Don't be afraid to live your dreams.

Confucious say "Man wait for long time with mouth open before roast duck fly in"!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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I help introduce people to Couchsurfing, share travel adventures, offer a couch or AeroBed when available, and show travelers around my local area, wherever it may be at the moment.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Upcoming Travel
2017: India, Nepal, Bhutan,
2016: India, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Paris, London, EU by rail, Ukraine, then back to India to study Ayurveda Medicine
2015: Hong Kong, Thailand
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I have hosted long before this site began, and have had nothing but incredibly wonderful experiences. In 1978 I hosted my first guests from London when I lived in New York City, and we remained in contact for many years.

Interests

Internet, Studying Spanish and the local culture, Travel, Music, natural Medicine

  • culture
  • festivals
  • human rights
  • flying
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • medicine
  • volunteering
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

"Sordid Lives" is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, "The Naked Truth" with Peter Sellers and Terry Thomas is another one of my favorite films. "Apartment Zero" is a great thriller/suspense film - it won best Foreign film in 1988 (in English, from Argentina) and based in part on a true story. Also "We're The Millers" - currently the funniest movie I have seen - over and over again.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I climbed Machu Picchu in Peru for my 60th birthday; inspired to do so with a friend of mine who was 85 years old... and amazing experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

As I travel the globe, I share cultural experiences, my music, healthy living, and more.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my music and travel stories - as a former travel agent, I have some amazing adventures -- in Paraguay when a revolution broke out, in East Berlin when the Wall came down, and more.

Countries I’ve Visited

Anguilla, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), San Marino, Scotland, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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