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So i guess about me huh? I graduated the University of Florida as an Art major, worked as a photojournalist for a few years, backpacked for a little over half a year through Asia and then decided to go teach English in Seoul, South Korea! Now I'm back in Florida, training to become a commercial pilot while slowly crying in a corner at how expensive it is. When I'm not traveling solo, I'm traveling with my SO, who's lived in Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, and America among other places. Together we've got 5 continents down and looking to add our final 3 in the upcoming few years ^_^
I'm a fairly laid back sorta guy, I like to listen and hear peoples stories and I like to go to cafes with my friends and just sit back and relax that or go to a nice grassy area when the weather is nice and watch the clouds roll by. Like i said, I'm laid back. I don't mind clubbing or partying but I don't do it often, maybe go once or twice a month.
I love listening to music, but unfortunately I can't play. If it's got a nice beat, i'll listen to it, From American pop to Japanese pop, Traditional African music to Eurobeats, I love it all ^_^
So yeah thats about it oh! if you want to take a look at my pictures, my portfolio is: http://www.rayiazk.com
Go look now! Lots of nice photos ^_^
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've surfed at amazing peoples places and done amazing couchsurfing gatherings ^_^
Surfed at quite a few peoples places and gatherings and so far have been absolutely amazing. I'm quite happy at my decision to participate in CS and constantly amazed by the people I meet and befriend and the things that they show me.
Photography, Music, People, Traveling, Stories, Doing nothing, sleeping, finding new things to do in life.
Music, Movies, and Books
We love finding new shows and movies to watch so if you've got a recommendation and it's streaming somewhere, let us know!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I think the people i've met in my life have been the amazing thing in my life, working as a photographer I get to meet so many interesting people and just hear there stories, from celebrities in press conferences to someone helping the needy, I think the people i've met have been amazing.
Best things I've done so far:
-Fly a plane
-Been to a hanami (cherry blossom viewing party)
-seen the sun rise above the cloud tops at Mt. Ali Shan, Taiwan
-Use the 'Jaws of Life'
-Ridden the Japanese bullet trains or Shinkansen
-Buddhist monastery stay in Chang Mai, Thailand
-Shoot the final 3 Space Shuttle launches
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a photography instructor so if you have a question about anything photo related, feel free. Dexter's fluent in Chinese and all things about Taiwan. If you want to buy the ingredients we'll happily cook asian food for you as well!
What I Can Share with Hosts
A good story or two and some tasty food!
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Canada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Guyana, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, United States