American living in California traveling solo. I'm interested in not only seeing the great sites, but to meet locals who enjoy good intelligent conversation. I'd especially like to hear and talk about what you think Americans might not want to hear! Interests include art, architecture, progressive politics, history, world affairs, electronic music. If I'm visiting your country, it's because I want to how your culture makes things work and what it would be like to live there. It will usually be when all the other Americans have gone home. I live in the country so exploring other cities is what I appreciate best. I'm a pretty mellow almost 60 year old who is finally getting to do the traveling I've always wanted to do. I like traveling alone and taking my time in a new place which is why staying in apartments is so much better for me. You can count on me leaving a place better than when I found it. Quiet, respectful, interested in something besides myself, looking for adventure.