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Daniel Michael

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv district, Israel

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Overview

  • 48 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Enjoying this crazy life we're on ca...
  • Business, Marketing and Film
  • From Manhatten
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finish all the sushi we made

ABOUT ME

I used to think that sleeping around wasn't that respectable until I found couchsurfing. Now when I travel I don't want to do hotels or hostels anymore. It's the concept of having a friend in a new city to take you to all the places you'd never discover that I find such an essential part of what this community does. As such, whether surfing or hosts, I do my best to remain open, adventurous and willing to try almost everything at least once.

PHILOSOPHY

Being a citizen of the world doesn't count for much unless you actually travel it.

Be the host you'd always want to have and the guest you'd want to invite back.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host when I can, depending on work and other factors.
When surfing, I try to be a good and polite guest and really experience the people I meet and places I go.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed 5 countries and hosted from even more.
Currently planning a trip to the South America for early September 2014. Otherwise, I'm around and hosting.
(With 5 trips I guess I've graduated from CS baby to CS 1st grader! Wonder what being a CS teenager is like..)

Interests

(in no particular order)

- Making movies
- Cooking
- Dancing (Salsa
- Night Swimming
- Writing, directing, producing
- Playing Connect 4 (best game ever!)
- Trying locals foods
- Sleeping a full night once in a while (big interest)

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC // My taste in music is said to be like a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack AKA the songs have no relation.
To emphasize the point, here are some artists / bands I enjoy:
Bond, Lady Gaga, Flight of the Conchords, Gogol Bordello, PSY (and Kpop in general), The Baseballs and others similar to those I mentioned.

MOVIES/ TV // I love the "They didn't just say that" feeling when watching Family Guy and the brilliantly worded provoking monologues of The West Wing and The Newsroom (even when it's preachy). Also, love a good South Park episode and am a big Sherlock fan.

BOOKS // Peter the Great (Robert K. Massie), Save the Cat, Guns, Germs and Steele, The Fountainhead, Chicken Soup for the Butt

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Went through the entire "History of Rome" podcast. Amazing!
http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/

Saw the sunset of Mt. Snow in Vermont. This sunset is especially unique and beautiful when seen at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon in winter, especially if you're lying on your back on the snow in the middle of the mountain with one ski below you and a ski pole above just out of reach.

Watched the Model UN team I trained get the most awards at an international competition!

Teach, Learn, Share

LEARN:
If there's anyone out there who can make learning to play the guitar and/or learning to speak Chinese / Russian / Spanish a little bit easier for me, I am happy for the tips!
Also happy to learn new recipes and cooking tips.

TEACH:
If you like cooking I can probably teach you a much better and faster way to cut more vegetables.

Countries I've Visited

Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Serbia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Israel, United States

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