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Where I’ve Been


Argentina           Austria             Bahamas           Belgium            Bolivia            Brazil

Cambodia         Canada        Cayman Islands      Chile        Colombia     Costa Rica

Croatia      Cuba        Czech Republic      El Salvador         England           France

Germany      Greece        Guatemala    Honduras         Hungary        Indonesia       Italy

Jamaica          Laos              Macedonia           Malaysia          Mexico         Morocco

Netherlands     Nicaragua      Panama        Paraguay        Poland      Saint Martin/Sint Maarten

Scotland         Serbia   Singapore      Slovakia            Spain            Thailand        United States

Uruguay           Vietnam




  • Iguazu National Park
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca


  • Palace & Gardens of Schönbrunn
  • Historic Center of Vienna


  • La Grand Palace – Brussels
  • Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta??


  • Rio de Janeiro – Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain & the Sea
  • Iguaçu National Park
  • Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves


  • Temples of Angkor Wat


  • Old Havana & its Fortification System
  • San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
  • Historic Trinidad
  • Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
  • Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-east of Cuba
  • Historic Centre of Camagüey
  • Viñales Valley


  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Banks of the Seine, Paris


  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin


  • Acropolis, Athens


  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, & Andrássy Avenue


  • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province


  • Town of Luang Prabang


  • Historic Center of Mexico City & Xochimilco
  • Historic Center of Oaxaca & Archaeological Site Monte Alban
  • Pre-Hispanic Center of Teotihuacan
  • Historic Town of Guanajuato & Adjacent Mines
  • Historic Monument Zone of Querétero
  • Protective Town of San Miguel & the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atoltonilco
  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve


  • Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht


  • Works of Antoni Gaudí – Barcelona

Great Britain

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower of London
  • Old & New Towns of Edinburg (Scotland)
  • Liverpool – Maritime Mercantil City

United States of America

  • Independence Hall
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Yosemite National Park
  • La Fortaleza & San Juan National Historic District (Puerto Rico)
  • Hawaii Vocanoes National Park
  • Monticello
  • Mesa Verda National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park


  • Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento


  • Complex of Hué Monuments
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hoi An Ancient Town


4 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been

  1. Vinny A

    i just red your story in Berlin with Sophia. Funny and scary at the same time. I own a motorcycle and i want to travel around south america, with mu girlfriend, some day. Some people that already have done it, tell me there is nothing to fear about it, but with your story, i don´t know if to go ahead and do it or just stay at home here in Ecuador and save some more money to be able to get a hotel LOL,

    1. fordquarterman Post author

      Yo Vinny! Don’t be scared to go for it! That was not the purpose of that Couchsurfing story. If you recall, at the end of the post I detail how the overwhelming majority of my experiences with CS have been great, and that it was my own fault that I didn’t do the due diligence when researching Sophia’s profile. After having been on the road the past few years, I can confidently tell you that almost everyone you meet wants to help you, not take advantage of you. Of course there are some bad apples out there, but I am consistently blown away by the amazing, friendly people around the world (on Couchsurfing and in real life).

      PLEASE take your motorcyle and your girl and travel around South America, you won’t regret it.



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