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Michael Fried

Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic

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Overview

  • 334 Positive References1 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning Czech, Hebrew (modern), Russian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Taking over the world
  • No education listed
  • From New York City
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Wishing I had a mission objective

ABOUT ME

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be - Kurt Vonnegut. I like to pretend I'm a ballet dancer in the Himalayan mountains. So I guess I'm a ballet dancer in the Himalayas.

Well I think it is high time I updated this section. This used to be a section chock full of references to my corporate job, my thirst for knowledge, and my quest for crazy travel experiences.

I'm a New Yorker (born and raised). Spent most of the first 27 years of my life there (lived in Israel for 5 years and London for a year). New York is still my favorite place in the world, but its not the right place for me now.

Spent the last year and a half travelling New Zealand and Australia (living in Tasmania for 8 months). Now, after a 5 month stint back in NYC, I am moving to Brno, Czech Republic.

PHILOSOPHY

Try to make yourself a little uncomfortable. Often, we live are lives within the same "zone" and we don't like to experience change. My favorite people to hang out with are the ones I have nothing in common with. It forces me to learn about them and find a common ground.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I greet people to this wonderful lifestyle (I'm on the welcoming committee). I host, surf, go to events and am active on the boards.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted: I used to keep track of all my surfing/hosting experiences, but I have not bothered keeping it up.

1)Niahm from Ireland 2)Wendy from Toronto 3)Mone from Germany 4)Anne from Germany 5)Rona from Israel 6)Rebecca from Denmark 7)Torben from Denmark 8)Adinda from Augsburg 9)Angela from Australia 10)Andruw from New Zealand 11)Sarka from Praha 12)Naomi from Bath 13)Erlinde Belgium 14)Pieterjan from Belgium 15)Naomi again 16)Olivier from France 17)Ambre France 18)Eleanor from England 19)Kristin from Iceland 20)Johanna from Sweden 21)Elita from Latvia 22)Phillipa from England 23)Lewis from England 24)Eva from Austria 25)Veronika from Budapest 26)Marte from Budapest 27)Lillybelle from Massechusets 28)Shivonne from Trinidad/Tobago 29)Marieke from Holland 30)Romy from France 31)Ann from Belgium 32)Sian from Australia 33)Suzanna from Sweden 34)Markus from Sweden 35)Wendy from France 36)Lucille from France 37)Wendy from France (again) 38)Ryan from Australia 39)Hayley from Australia 40)Stacie from Australia 41)Lee from Australia 42)Julia from Germany 43)Sara from Germany 44)Anna from Austria 45)Julie from Canada 46)Astrid from Germany 47)Roman from Austria 48)Maria from Russia 49)Ekaterina from Russia 50)Anna from Germany 51)Lisa from Germany 52)Maria from Germany 53)Ella from Sweden 54)Elizabeth from Sweden

Travelled With Adinda to DC With Aryeh to Praha and Budapest With Justine to Niagra Falls With Laura around the north of Ireland

Surfed 1)Kristin in Santa Cruz 2)Lilia in San Diego 3)Jacque in Washington D.C./Alexandria 4)Sarka in Praha 5)Szilvi in Budapest 6)Maria in NYC 7)Melissa in Burlington 8)Anesa in Huntington Beach 9)Angela in San Diego 10)Erlinde, Hilde and company in dendermonde 11)Martine in Bruges 12)Pieterjan in Ghent 13)Aagje in Brussels 14)Naomi in Bath 15)Rory in Dublin 16)Ed in Carndonagh 17)Natalie in Belfast 18)Jessie in Hamburg 19)Tina in Hamburg 20)Marie-Helene in Copenhagen

Events NYE in Rome San Diego Artwalk 08 Revival in NYC! Potluck dinner in D.C. CS birthday picnic Belly dancing San Diego (way too briefly) Tuesday Night dinner in budapest Philharmonic in the Park LI Soiree ANTM party at Lizzie Isa's goodbye 20s theme Boombal Monk Cafe in brussels Amsterdam NY bananza The Raven in Bath MMM Subway Picnic

Interests

I have really gained a passion for cooking. I have taken some classes, and now I'm really trying to learn the finer arts of cooking.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Once, Good Will Hunting, Searching for Bobby Fisher.

Music: Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, anything of that Genre (90s alternative rock).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I (a Yank) and an Aussie cooked an authentic Irish stew for an Irish guy, Romanian guy and French couple in Dublin. That is a true couchsurfing experience.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Israel, United States

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