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  • Member since 19th Aug 09
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  • Full Name: Ben Nussbaum ( 33 / Male )
  • Lives In: Eugene, Oregon, USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • About BenjaminE:

    I just turned 25 and still haven't figured out what I want to do when I grow up. There are just too many things. So I figured the best thing to do was leave the country and put off the decision as long as possible.

    I graduated from the University of Oregon and have worked for a non-profit in Mexico putting together wheelchairs for disabled children and adults, I've built and remodeled houses, and I've worked in the Oregon legislature. As you can see, I'm lacking clear direction.

    Latin America has always piqued my interest. In college I studied abroad in Chile and traveled afterward in Bolivia and Peru. Then I was lucky enough to do a research project in the Ecuadorian Amazon and work for the non-profit in Mexico. My goal is to build on those experiences, get back into speaking Spanish, and find some good volunteer opportunities along the way, doing anything from teaching English to helping with local building projects.

  • Hobbies:

    Bicycling, Soccer, Motorcycling, Traveling, Landscape Photography, Camping, Hiking, Speaking Spanish, Playing Piano, Karaoke, Going to Inexpensive Concerts with Friends, Having a Beer and Talking Politics, Rehabbing my Surgically Repaired Knee

  • Favourite places:

    The Oregon Coast, Country Roads on my Bike (pedal-powered and the other one), Sarayaku

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Turtle and Barracuda go to Guate (91 kms)

13 Sep 2009 - 20 Oct 2009

Visiting: Guatemala.

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