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Alex Gendler

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Freelance writer, hoping to expand i...
  • BA in Philosophy and English, MA in ...
  • From Kharkov, Ukraine (USSR)/Elmwood Park, NJ (USA)
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Currently doing my first real backpacking trip around Europe, hope to do it again as soon as possible.

ABOUT ME

Ukranian born, living in New York, fluent in Russian and English, terrible at French and Spanish. Former philosophy graduate student, now freelance writer for TED.

PHILOSOPHY

Going through a major shift right now, so I'll have to get back to you about that.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Only joined recently, but hope to participate more and host whenever I get back home.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None yet...but you can help!

Interests

Music, philosophy, politics, literature, video games... anything besides sports, really.

Music, Movies & Books

Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Lord of the Rings, Run Lola Run, Everything Is Illuminated, etc.

Metal (Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, In Flames, At the Gates, Darkest Hour); Indie (Mars Volta, Muse, Bloc Party); Punk (Bad Relgion, AFI); Electronica (Pendulum, Hadouken); EBM (VNV Nation, Neuroticfish), etc...

Classic literature (Dostoyevsky, Oscar Wilde, Beckett, Kundera), philosophy/theory (Sartre, Nietzsche, Camus, Zizek), modern fiction (Murakami, Shteyngart), fantasy/scifi (Tolkien, Asimov, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman), and more...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Cave crawling under Budapest.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to play guitar or bore you with conversations about history, linguistics, or political theory. I can also cook a few things, but not particularly well :-)

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