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Kim Eger

Alpharetta, GA, United States

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Italian
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Divided between being the best Dad I...
  • MA, Johns Hopkins, SAIS; Fulbright S...
  • From Williamsburg
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Blend new Green business venture with desire to foster German-American relations and improve U.S. home construction

ABOUT ME

Life's best moments tend to come with my daughter

Love travel, getting to know interesting people, new cultures & their foods

Started my own business in early 2008 focused on making American homes more Energy efficient: Eco Smart Shutters. [In Germany, most modern homes have external rolling shutters. Here in the U.S., only hurricane zones even know what the heck they are.]

I have 1 biological daughter who is the center of my world. Also have a step-daughter, and one non-biological daughter who lived with us for almost 4 years.

* Love to Travel, Read and Write (Camus is fav. author), Kundera is right up there... * Avid Reader of both literature, biographies (Franklin, Jefferson, Clinton), Currently bouncing between Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri) book and Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler [Enjoy Malcolm Gladwell and Stephen R. Covey, too)

I speak French, German and some Italian; Learned a little Mandarin in Oct. 09 for a trip to China. Lived 3 months in Montpellier, 1 year in Italy (Bologna/Rome); 4 years in Germany (3 in Frankfurt; 1 in Cologne)

PHILOSOPHY

Live Life Passionately and pursue what you love while leaving each person you touch happier and more aware of all the possibilities to reach their potential

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I surf and host

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Favorite trips: China Dec. 2009! My Shenzhen CSing Karaoke experience with good people from China, Israel, Canada and US.... Thailand and Istanbul Originally tried Hospitality Club in France with my daughter. That went really well. Joined Couchsurfing. Have Surfed in Houston,Chicago, Tampa, Cleveland,Tucson, Shenzen and hosted in ATL. Have had great experiences all over! I'll definitely keep Surfing.

Interests

Covered above, but could add planting trees, building the never-ending-treehouse, riding motorcycles, learning and reading as well as teaching my little person languages. Curious people who aspire do do some good in this world beyond satisfying their own personal indulgences.

Music, Movies & Books

Before Sunset and Before Sunrise (Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy) Camus (La Chute); Kundera (Unbearable Lightness of Being); Rober Fulghum (anything) Beyond Borders, The Constant Gardener, Downton Abbey (mini series), was addicted to 24 with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) when it was still on TV. Pure adrenaline rush!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Fatherhood - watching your little person evolve and change so rapidly...

Europe 1989 - Eurailing, Hosteling and watching the Events unfold in Budapest, Yugoslavia and eastern Europe in the months before the Fall of the Berlin Wall. It was innocence and dramatic change all churning at once. Some great things were on the cusp of happening and some nightmares not yet imagined. Camping out on a cargo wagon night-train from Budapest to Sarajevo by way of Belgrade.... Water, grapes and vanilla waffle cookies. Then, at dawn, dancing to in that open cargo door that wouldn't shut to Milli-Vanilli with the cassette recorder held tightly against my ear... and sharing the music with other nocturnal travelers who also decided to dance. A spectacular sunset on Mount Trebevic and then washing shiny read apples in a small Sarajevo fountain somewhere along the descent...

Teach, Learn, Share

Folks who have rich experiences and a positive way of conveying and sharing them

What I Can Share With Hosts

Place to stay for 1-2 nights. Own room. Depending on lead time, can show around parts of Atlanta, but we're in the suburbs, so reaching us can require a car.

Countries I've Lived In

France, Germany, Italy

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