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Overview

  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Catalan, Valencian, Chinese, French, Hebrew (modern), Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, Thai
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Student
  • Durham Uni Graduate 2.1 in Combined Arts - Philosophy, Sp...
  • From St Petersburg, Florida. London, England. Georgetown, Cayman Isl.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Explore, understand and be wise.

ABOUT ME

Just graduated!!!!!! Woohooo! I am very interested in foreign cultures, and until being overburdened with philosophy coursework, I enjoyed that too. I read a lot of alternative religious and philosophy books (great fan of Buber, Levinas, Nietzsche, Confucius and Sartre)and I consider myself very open-minded. I give anyone a chance, and try not to judge people based on where they come from.

I'm very adventurous, and love challenges, especially if they involve having to learn random languages to get by in a place.

PHILOSOPHY

Treat everyone equally and with respect, and be open to different cutures no matter how strange they may seem...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am currently travelling and visiting friends and family, but from 1st March I will be in beijing and happy to host. :-)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed with Lior in Haifa. Awesome!
Nunung in Matsumoto.

Interests

Muay thai, exotic food, philosophy, scuba diving, swimming, learning languages...pretty mucy everything actually..except for pop and celebrity culture, I just really have more important things to care about...like just about everything else in life.

  • culture
  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • kite surfing
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • boxing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Hmm,

Music - Anoushka and Ravi Shankar, HY, Mosh ben Ari, Monica Sex, Bump of Chicken, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Moby, Buddha bar stuff, Nitin Sawhney, Frederique Chopin, Sublime, G34, Manu Chao, Noir Dessir, The Shins, Matisyahu, Tribalistas

Movies - The Graduate, Godfather, Tom Yam Goong, Kundun, Seven years in Tibet, Zatoichi, Garden State, The Life Aquatic, Lost in translation, Chronicles of Riddick, Blazing saddles, Spaceballs, Nausicaa and the valley of the wind, Dirty Harry, Seven swords, Spirited away, Rocky, Hable con ella, Todo sobre mi madre, Howl's moving castle, Seven Samurai

Books -
The Way of Man, I and Thou - Martin Buber, The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran, Catcher in the Rye - JD Sallinger, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche, The First Ten Books - Confucius, Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu, Maus - Art Spiegelman, The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage - Paolo Coehlo, Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakam, The Elephant Vanishes, and anything by Isaac Asimov, Raimond Feist and David Gemmel..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sat on top of Kyanjin Ri in the Langtang Himalayas in Nepal on the Tibet border and watch an avalanche on the adjacent mountain.

Western wall, Jerusalem....

Scuba diving with sharks in the Bahamas.

Ok so that's 3 but they were all really cool!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach...

Any of the languages listed above.
Muay Thai kick boxing
Western and Eastern Philsophy, and religion.
Cooking - Thai, Japanese, Middle eastern, English.

I want to learn...
to speak better all languages listed above :-)
More languages!
About other cultures,
Kite surfing!

........

I can be someone's scuba diving or climbing buddy :-P

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cayman Islands, Nepal, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

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