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Mike Uhlenhake

Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Overview

  • 27 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • architect/rehabber/maquette builder
  • university of cincinnati - daap - sc...
  • From cincinnati
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

doing more hosting than surfing it seems - i love opening up my house & city, returning my generosity to curious travelers like so many have done for me

ABOUT ME

i'm a very easy going & like-able soul (with no shortage of harmless quirks) who's always up for an adventure and ready to take in some weary couchsurfing folk & show them a world of a good time right here in Cincinnati

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i totally believe in the true core of couchsurfing as a means to further our understanding

i enjoy hosting immensely
it keeps me in check with the world

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

i've hosted numerous couchsurfing persons
all of which i've come to enjoy their company

hosted local couchsurfing parties at Casa Uhlenhake

Interests

architecture & urban design,
civic involvement & environmental stuff,
art galleries, seeing bands & performances
hosting dinner parties & drinking beer/wine around the bonfire out back
lots and lots of traveling and exploring
cycling all over, bike advocat, public transportation
camping & other outdoor pursuits
i dig swimmin' holes

Music, Movies & Books

movies - i spend a good amount of time researching films worthwhile watching, including foreign & documentaries
i tend not to be drawn to movies with big explosions, computer generated characters, poorly written scripts

music - mostly edgy alternative stuff (not too clubby)
"musicians and music that takes risks and doesn’t fit neatly into any category".
each year i help make this happen: www.musicnowfestival.com

some fav's include: beirut, fleet foxes, the national, sufjan stevens, bell orchestre, arcade fire, band of horses, mgmt & radiohead

some of my old school fav's include:
galaxie 500, nick cave, the pixies, old rem, the replacements, echo and the bunnymen

books - reading travel guide books cover to cover (especially Time Out & Rough Guide)
also read alot of books about Architecture and Urban Design

One Amazing Thing I've Done

i lived in an adobe house in taos with a bunch of hippies. on a ranch out out by the glacier park. in the downtowns of pretty many u.s. cities.

traveled extensively throughout eastern europe - especially the czech republic where i lived in the early 90's & had many amazing adventures - cycling, spelunking, mountain climbing, exploring

i've also lived in nairobi and traveled all around kenya including the amazing island of lamu; i enjoyed milling with the folks in egypt too

i also loved life in amsterdam & it's gezzelig pubs

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Kenya, Netherlands, United States

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