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  • 3 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Chinese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • English Teacher
  • BA from the University of Oregon
  • From Portland, Oregon
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


See the world, see other cultures, grow personally, connect with like-minded people


Grew up in the suburbs of America, left North America for the first time when I was 18. Since then I have traveled or lived in Europe, Africa, and now Asia. I have been in China for over a year and have no intention of going home soon. Self-expression through facial hair


Gather experience in life through exploration of the world, strike a balance between being successful on paper and being successful in my soul

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Want to host people when they come through my town, and experience the same when I am on the road


My roommate had a CouchSurfer come through, and the experience was great. I want to be part of the experience now


Traveling, Languages, Writing, Reading, Films, Urban Exploration, Social experiments, Walking, Biking, and taking public transit

  • writing
  • walking
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • languages
  • urban exploration

Music, Movies, and Books

The films of Wong Kar-Wai, the collected discography of Piebald and the Weakerthans, and the novels of Ernest Hemingway

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Rode in a luggage car drinking tea with some locals through the desert in Tunisia

-Ate lunch at a farm house in the countryside of Guangxi Province

-Ran through the jungle of Laos picking off leeches for an hour and a half

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, Germany, United States

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