Logo orange

_David_Israel_

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Accepting Guests

0% response rate · Last login about 1 hour ago

Join Couchsurfing to see _David_Israel_'s full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile

Overview

  • 237 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Estonian, French, German
  • 113, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Spanish teacher for foreigners at L...
  • Ciencias Políticas and Letras Hispán...
  • From Ciudad de México, la selva de concreto.
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To make you smile :)

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Mexico city. I have a strange love- hate relation with this city, it's kind of monster-city, a modern and sometimes surrealistic greek "polis". I'm a constant traveler, writer and language student, always interested in people and culture.

Traveling in Europe for one year has been one of the richest experiences of my life. My world was affected and I understood in its true context the meaning of words like Freedom and Life.

Now I reflect the consequences of this great experience.

For me Couch Surfing represents a nice opportunity to create a very long chain of goodness.

TO KEEP ON GOING!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj1IAudegwc

PHILOSOPHY

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and to be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.

Walden or Life in the Woods

H.D.T. (1817 - 1862)

Make love, not war.

Never, ever, judge... but understand... or try to understand.

Ya es mucho que la vida se deje vivir como para todavía tratar de entenderla.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Teaching Spanish, Portuguess or Italian language.

By connecting friends in order to build a long chain of friendships.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A good friend of mine hosted me in Lima, Peru, his help was crucial for me to stay in Peru and do research for a book I am writing now.

My travels:

visited 29 states (12.8%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?

Interests

Poetry, books, Movies, Languages, People, History, Politics.

Museums, concerts... etc.

CRYSTAL SHIP

Before you slip into unconsciousness
Id like to have another kiss
Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss, another kiss

The days are bright and filled with pain
Enclose me in your gentle rain
The time you ran was too insane
Well meet again, well meet again

Oh tell me where your freedom lies
The streets are fields that never die
Deliver me from reasons why
Youd rather cry, Id rather fly

The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, Ill drop a line.

J.M.

Music, Movies & Books

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde), Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie), Stephan Wolf (Hesse), L'Etranger(Camus), La guerra del fin del mundo (Mario Vargas Llosa), Morirás Lejos (José Emilio Pacheco). Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí (Milan kundera). Darkness Visible (William Styron). El laberinto de la soledad (Octavio Paz).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have met Tinkerbell in real life...

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to teach Spanish language.
J'aimerais enseigner la langue espagnole.
Amaria ensinar a língua espanhola.
Amerei insegnare la lingua spagnola.
Ich werde es lieben, die spanische Sprache zu
unterrichten.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Internet, breakfast, interesting conversations. Spanish lesson???

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Guatemala, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Germany

Join Couchsurfing to see _David_Israel_'s full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile