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Francis Kim

Washington, DC, United States

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Overview

  • 65 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Korean
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Sales
  • College
  • From Seoul, Korea -> Alexandria, Virginia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To enjoy life and share laughter with others

ABOUT ME

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

I am a traveler, cook, bad golfer, who loves the outdoors and enjoys both mountain and sea. I get to live in one of the most diverse cities in the world and would like to share it with any traveler in need.

What's your travel personality: http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyourtravelpersonalityquiz/

Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer
For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that's not in guidebooks.
You truly have wanderlust. When you're not traveling, you're dreaming about where you'll go next.
And your travels are truly legendary - they leave you with stories you'll be telling for the rest of your life!

PHILOSOPHY

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Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

I will participate by offering up my couch to a traveler who is in need. I am in the heart of Washington, DC, with the White House and Capital only blocks away. There is Metro access near my building and the whole city is available to tour from my couch.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” - Moorish proverb

I finished out my college career on a friends couch. In my youth, I spent a lot of time "crashing" on friends couches and sometimes they were more comfortable than a bed.

Interests

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” - John Steinbeck

I enjoy; travel, cooking, golf, fishing, hiking, camping, being outdoors, going to all the museums, photography, the arts, tinkering, reading, seeing and experiencing new things and places. Square root of 176,400.

Music, Movies & Books

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. -Ernest Hemingway

Favorite book, Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. I also love mystery books by James Patterson, it is like brain candy.

Music wise, I am all over the place. Grew up liking old 70's rock, Led Zeppelin especially, then went into e Reggae and Bob Marley phase which I still enjoy but now I am just all over the place. One minute I will listen to 80's pop then the next, classical music, then hip hop and so on, until everyone is confused.

I have a movie theater next to my building so I try to see movies that look good, unfortunately not that many movies look that good lately. The Departed was the last one.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

“Not all those who wander are lost.” - J. R. R. Tolkien

Nothing too amazing yet. I traveled through Europe with my best friend, we have been friends since we were 10. I hiked through the Grand Tetons in Wyoming and also fly fished in the Continental Divide Mountain Range in the Rockies. I caught 100 pound Tarpon off the coast of Florida in Key West. I saw the place where millions of the Jewish people lost everything in Poland, Auchewitz. I visited Zeus's Cave in Greece(not really all that).

Teach, Learn, Share

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” - Rudyard Kipling

One of the few truths in life I have found is that no matter where you go, unless you go native you will never experience the true heart of the destination.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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