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Джако - Jaco - جاكو

Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Overview

  • 170 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning English, French, German
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • Journalist
  • Past mistakes, University of Leeds (...
  • From Sonoma County, Northern California
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.

ABOUT ME

Originally from Northern California (Sonoma County), I've lived in a number of places. I went to university in the UK and have worked odd jobs in Holland, Czech Republic and (briefly) Kosovo as an overpaid and underqualified English teacher.

Since 2003 I've been a professional journalist working in California, upstate New York and abroad as a freelancer in South Asia and the Caucasus. I work in newspapers, radio and magazines.

I spent much of 2010-11 in Alaska working in community radio (Bristol Bay, Kodiak Island and Dutch Harbor) but have since quit those full-time jobs to be a freelancer based in Istanbul.

But... talking about myself bores me. I'll gladly answer questions when prompted, though.

Check out:
http://jacobresneck.com
http://www.bewelcome.org/members/yojaco
http://myspace.com/yojaco

PHILOSOPHY

"It's better to regret something you have done, rather than something you haven't done."

I think it was the sagely Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers who said that.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

For about a decade, I let strangers into my home, let them sleep on my couch and even feed them. I also slept on strangers' couches and accept their food. I also attend CS meetings once in awhile.

But I am pretty much DONE with CS. So if you want to get in touch, find me on BeWelcome the (imperfect) open-source CS alternative.

http://www.bewelcome.org/members/yojaco

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Serbia, Syria, Vermont, Quebec, Washington DC, Austria, Norway, New York (state), Nova Scotia, Maine, Massachusetts, Spain, Slovakia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Alaska, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Iraq, Romania, Kenya - in that order.

Interests

Pretty much everything aside from celebrity gossip.

Music, Movies & Books

W. Somerset Maugham, Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, Sinclair Lewis, A.A. Milne, Franklin W. Dixon.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've thrown a peanut up into the air and caught it in my mouth on the third or fourth try.

https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/295/profile/legacy

Teach, Learn, Share

Obfuscate, Forget, Hoard.

What I Can Share With Hosts

http://www.bewelcome.org/members/yojaco

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Germany, Kosovo, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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