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Overview

  • 35 references 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Student
  • Industrial Engineering
  • From Qibla, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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About Me

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. " H. Jackson Brown, Jr. "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. " - Khalil Gibran

Hey everyone, my name is Aziz! I live between my home country of Kuwait and the US (around the NYC area to be specific).

I've been to over 70 countries and 200 cities around the world. I've been using Couchsurfing for a few years now
mainly to meet up with locals during my travels or to hangout with travelers at home. I also host and surf from time to time. At this point, I cannot host anyone in Kuwait, but I'll gladly take you on a local's tour of Kuwait. If I’m in the US, I can gladly host you but you have to mention the word “Potato” in the beginning of your request.

I'm passionate about everything that elevates the human experience whether through technology, economics, or sound public policy. I'm attracted to ideas that have the potential to improve the standard of living and quality of life of humans.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet locals and learn about different points of view.
Clarify misconceptions and discover the human experience at its many facets.

Interests

Big sports fan. My favorite sports are soccer, American football, basketball, and boxing (in that order)

Scuba diving. Been doing it since I was 14.

I also love food (who doesn't ?!) and I’m a part owner of a chain of Acai shops.

  • education
  • environment
  • meditation
  • politics
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • scuba diving
  • business
  • computer science
  • teaching
  • engineering
  • philosophy
  • religion
  • software
  • food
  • hollywood
  • sharing economy
  • real estate
  • empowerment
  • social entrepreneurship
  • stock market

Music, Movies, and Books

I love all types of music and have seen a lot of Western artists live including Adele, Eminem, John Mayer, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Sia, David Getta, Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, and other smaller artists. I've been to a couple of EDM music festivals in the US like Ultra and Tomorrowworld.

TV shows I'm watching right now: New Amsterdam, Ozark, The Queen’s Gambit, Rick and Morty, Peaky Blinders

Book I'm reading right now: The Better Angels of Our Nature - Steven Pinker, The Greatest - Muhammad Ali

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Scuba dive with Whale Sharks
Walk up the Great Wall of China
Fry an egg on top of a car
Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
Dune bashing across the Arabian desert
Stand within 5 meters of a Lion in the wild
Appear on American TV
Eat pigeon, rabbit, dear, ostrich, frog, and camel meat

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Arabic if you are up for the challenge.
I would love to learn about your country, culture, and traditions.
Let's share travel stories, a meal, or a cup of tea/coffee.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I live between New York and Kuwait City. Kuwait is NOT touristy at all. There's isn't much to see, and there aren't any efforts to expand tourism at this time. In fact, most travel forums recommend not visit the country, but you should! Kuwait is all about its people and culture.

Let's a share a traditional Kuwaiti meal, maybe some tea after. I can share my knowledge of the region's history, culture, politics, and social life.

If you offer to cook a meal or bring a souvenir from your country, your chances of getting hosted will significantly improve!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Kuwait, United States

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