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Dudu Magal

Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv district, Israel

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Russian, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • QA Engineer
  • Software engineering
  • From Haifa
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find someone new everyday and make him/her *smile*

ABOUT ME

I live in Ramat-Gan, central Israel, and very close to Tel-Aviv, within walking distance to major bus station lines to Tel-Aviv. Nearby is a big park called "Park Hayarkon," about a 15 minutes walk from my place. Oh I love this place! :)

A few years ago I came to understand something important. If you want to do something; Do it! Don't wait for other people, make your own decisions in life. Life is short; make every day count!
So now, every few months (3-4 months), I take a short break for a week or two, and travel to a different and exciting place, and have a lot of fun there. :)

CS is so great, I meet lots of cool people, and besides hosting and surfing, which is so cool, people here are fun, and tell me all the exciting and fun places to go to (I like parties, pubs, historical places, to taste different foods and drinks, and much more), and am always willing to meet for a drink and exchange adventurous stories ...

My passion is dancing! I like many types of dance styles, but I just love Salsa, and other Latin dance types (like Bachata). Lucky for me Tel-Aviv, and actually all Israel, is full of dancing clubs where they teach you, even if you don't know, and they help you to improve if you are determined to succeed, and its a hell of a lot of fun to meet and dance with cool, smiling people. :) Many, many of my friends come from the world of dancing...we even have our own parties and events--3 full days and nights of non-stop dancing festivals in Eilat, or in the Kineret area (the only fresh water lake we have), Those are the kinds of events you are waiting for months ahead of time. :) I usually dance there until my feet can't hold me anymore. It's a big party, and If you arrive at those times, I recommend that you join in on the fun!

Another thing I want to share about myself is that I'm an ex-army soldier of the Israeli army, and like most other Israeli people, I served 3 years in the army (that is the law), and even though I've already completed my obligation, the army calls me every year for about 2-5 weeks of training. Unlike many people who complain about it, I love it. :) For me it is like a paid vacation; I put on my green army uniform, the black, hard army boots, and go to meet all my army friends who are waiting for me at the base. :) and every time to go to a different part of Israel, so I get to travel with the army, and and see more of my country. :) Sometimes it's dangerous, but it is an important job. The people I work with don't like it at all, because when I go to the army, they need to continue without me, but they have no choice--it's the law around here--Army above all other things.

If you will surf with me, expect to have fun! I prefer to go out, go to dance, and I like going to pubs in Tel-Aviv. I like meeting new people, and I'll let you come with me and enjoy what Tel-Aviv has to offer! :) Just bring your smile and be ready to enjoy the ride...BTW my name is Dudu. ;)

PHILOSOPHY

Life is not measured by the amounts of breaths you take in, It's the moments that take your breath away.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm offering to host if you are nice and smiling :)
I like to learn about other countries and about other people and cultures so I'm willing to talk about my country and share with you information you might need if you plan to visit here..

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Actually all the people I know from CS are very nice and fun!

I met some fun people and they were very kind to show me their country, it was fun! since I like
meeting new people, especially from different cultures, places, meet for a drink and hear some interesting stories.

I think it's a great idea this site, it is a great way to meet new people, learn new cultures and ways of thinking and also to learn to trust people, when you have to depend on someone you never met before.

Interests

there are 2 things i really love and they are dancing and music, i'm not sure which i love more :)
but they do complete each other.

i like going to clubs to dance, but i mainly prefer latin dance styles like salsa and bachata, i also like that music (told you it completes each other).

Right now i'm studying to be a salsa instructor, which is kind of hard for me, because it takes lots of practice, the good thing is that it's really fun! regarding music i like those latin music styles, many songs from the 90's and the 80's, dance music, most of the songs David Guetta DJ :) and the old songs for Michael Jackson.

Music, Movies & Books

About movies: I love animation movies like "Saving Nemo, Aladdin, How to Train Your Dragon"),
and comedy. I hate horror movies. :)

I like fantasy books, because the author can break the normal rules we all live in, and create the world as he likes it.
If you like that idea, you should read "Magic Kingdom of Landover"--it's an exciting and romantic story about a lawyer who lost his wife, and because of his sadness, he takes a chance at living in another world, and has some wonderful adventures there. I won't say anymore, as you might want to read it; it's addictive.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

More than one: Learned to make a super tasty 3-level chocolate cake that tasted so good with coffee (a girl taught me); fell in love three times in my travels around the world; climbed the Cotopaxi volcano mountain in Ecuador with amazing friends; watched the best show of my life when I was 13 years old--Michael Jackson, when he came to Israel; had a wordless date with a girl in Prague because we didn't speak a mutual language (a lot of fun!); survived a week in the in the Amazon Jungle with no hot water or electricity; danced all night until the sun came out in an amazing fun-filled party in Thailand; met my best friend, Jenia, in the most unexpected place ever; gave a supporting hug to an unknown crying, army girl in a near-death situation--we almost died; accidentally arrived at a salsa club with a date, and have never stopped dancing salsa since; going to DisneyWorld for the second time to fulfill my childhood dream; received a spontaneous kiss from a girl in a club while being dressed as Tinkerbell; living a year with two sexy Russian roommates who didn't stop fighting between themselves; scared away three large aggressive dogs that almost jumped on me by barking at them in a far-away country; swam in the sea in Thailand, and discovered a few sharks following me (nothing happened luckily); everyday getting a response from a stranger, because of my non-standard phone; floating in warm-to-hot dead sea water, where your body stays above water all the time; getting a wedding invitation from a new friend I met and drink with (he got married a few days after that); after giving a lecture in front of a class, one of the girls showed me a picture that she had drawn in class, showing a red heart with our names inside; got chased by a few girls in a dance club because they wanted me to give them my red boa; got invited with a friend to an unknown group of 15 people that were celebrating a birthday because we made them laugh; got a drink invitation from a girl because she failed to guess my age (it was a fun game); used the public bus system in Bangkok, and found my way; although almost no one speaks English there; joined CS.

I made a nice survey. It's my first one (so I'm excited about it. It's a fun and humorous survey about your travel experiences, and I wrote it in an interesting way. If you want, you can help me and fill it in for me, Thanks!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDM0RmFPcE1UbDNidnRKR1hTcl9hbnc6MQ

Teach, Learn, Share

I always like to learn other languages. If you could teach me some words in your own language, it would be fun. :) I want to learn Russian, and know a few Russian words, although most of them are about vegetables ...

I can teach Hebrew, it's an interesting language, :) and I can teach Salsa, which is a lot of fun.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Kenya, Moldova, Peru, Philippines, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Israel

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