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Overview

  • 15 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Consultant
  • University of Washington, Biochemistry and Ethnomusicology
  • From Santa Cruz, CA
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About Me

***I have downsized my apartment and am no longer able to host for the time being; however I am always interested in meeting new surfers and giving recommendations around Seattle.***

CURRENT MISSION

Eat. Drink. Be Awesome.

ABOUT ME

-While I have been surfing and hosting for a number of years, I did so on a joint profile. Recent circumstances have necessitated creation of my own profile, which sadly does not have any of my reviews, references, or friends. Hopefully I'll have it sorted soon!-

While I am a full-time student, I love to show surfers around Seattle any chance I get. I can make a mean cup of coffee (four different ways at the moment), and can cook anything from chinese stir-fry to Norwegian Venison to Creole meat pies. Ask nicely and I may just show you how. I also love listening to and sharing new music from around the world, and exposing myself to cultures that I barely new existed. Also, bring running shoes and I'll show you some of the routes in the University District.

PHILOSOPHY

Nietzsche has just been booked for arguing with the referee. He accused Confucius of having no free will, and Confucius he say "Name go in book".

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host whenever I can and surf wherever I go. I try to give my surfers a great time around Seattle, and I love cooking for anybody who visits (or anybody I visit who has a kitchen).

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started CSing in 2010, while driving across the United States. Since then, I have hosted over 100 people in my apartment in Seattle.

I have also been lucky enough to have wonderful experiences surfing in both Israel and South Africa, meeting some of my favorite people in the world through the CS community.

*****I receive a lot of couchsurfing requests, more than I can possibly host. If I am hosting you, I've probably told at least two people no. So please try to keep your surfing dates. I understand things come up, but it is polite to keep them as best as you can.*****

Interests

Exploring the world, music, guitar, cooking, science, literature, video games....

If you try hard enough you can get me interested in anything.

  • books
  • literature
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • running
  • drinking
  • video games
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Waltz with Bashir, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Big Lebowski, Monty Python (and Flying Circus), Archer, IT Crowd, Top Gear, Velvet Underground, Rush, Hadag Nahash, The Devil Makes Three, Shadow of the Colossus, Katamari Damacy, FTL: Faster than Light, Vladimir Nabokov, Even Cowgirls get the Blues, Kurt Vonnegut, The Stranger, Bittereinder, Shortstraw, Desmond and the Tutus, Jack "Fokken" Parow, ect.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Jumping from a bridge over the Sabie river in ZA. Biking 54 miles across Idaho on the 4th of July, and back on the 5th. Taking four days and three continents to get home from South Africa, and making it to morning lecture the next day.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you ever need somebody to discuss or explain science in an accessible way, I'm your guy.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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