Craig Gaslow

Austin, TX, USA

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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • History Teacher
  • Masters in modern European History
  • From Plainview, NY
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About Me


i'm a nomad from new york. i studied in boston (MA) and live for a while in berlin, (Germany). my addiction to football (soccer) is bordering on disability.

i went to graduate school to study modern European history, focusing mostly on the former Yugoslavia (Balkans). my interests are pretty varied, though - weimar, monetary policy, nationalism and identity, technology, football and popular culture in the eastern bloc.

last year i traveled for 6 months (skipping Winter!) through Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, South Africa, India, Laos, Thailand, and Singapore. i moved to Berlin partly to work on the language, and partly because it's a deeply interesting place.

i'd like to meet authentic people through couchsurfing. and i already have.


humility, generosity, humor, compassion - yahtzee!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


CS meetups in Berlin, cup of coffee in my neighborhood (Kreuzberg), or i'll host if i can.


i feel indebted to it - several years ago i hosted a dude from france who stayed with us in texas for 2 weeks and became part of the family. i visited him years later in northern quebec, and this last summer i attended his wedding on a farm in the cote d'azur. badass.


modern history, film, travel, soccer, photography.

Music, Movies, and Books

movies - the usual suspects, eternal sunshine, delicatessen, spaceballs, La meglio gioventù, beetlejuice, y tu mama tambien, Triplettes de Belleville, and most things by paul thomas anderson, emir kusturica, Miyazaki, the Coen brothers, christopher guest, Scorsese, wes anderson, tim burton, kevin smith, richard linklater, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, mel brooks.

tv: arrested development, mr. bean, the wire, the IT crowd, mad men, the colbert report, six feet under, freaks & geeks.

music: ween, beirut, yann tiersen, gotan project, sigur ros, cake, radiohead, goran bregovic, interpol, of monsters and men, neutral milk hotel, the national, gogol bordello, lcd soundsystem, M83, agnes obel.

podcasts/radio: This American Life, Savage Love Podcast, WTF w/ Marc Maron, radiolab.

books: me talk pretty one day (sedaris), norwegian wood (murakami), the corrections (franzen), 100 years of solitude (marquez), american tabloid (ellroy), the moral animal (wright), guns, germs, and steel (diamond).

Books: The Corrections, Portnoy's Complaint, Me Talk Pretty One Day, American Tabloid, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Norwegian Wood.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

scuba diving off of honduras. bullet train in japan. paragliding in the indian himalayas. skydiving in switzerland. hitchhiking in cuba.

Teach, Learn, Share

i'm trying relentlessly to satiate my curiosities in life. i'm looking to learn and meet others who do the same.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, United States

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