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Avraham Ben-Bassat

Bet Arye, Judea and Samaria Territories, Israel

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Bulgarian, Spanish
  • 116, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Certified Accountant and Mathematics...
  • 2nd university degree; Permanent tra...
  • From Haifa, Israel
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet CS members from all countries on the globe---Veggies all over the world – where are you? Now the time has come to get out of your hiding places and to write me a message!

ABOUT ME

SHALOM and welcome! Israeli(semi) adventurer & (fully)'Wanderlust bug' case. Vegetarian since age of 4. Divorced, a free butterfly, a proud father of 2 sons; hassle-free traveller,with an endless appetite for knowledge & colourful worldwide friends; love to meet native people on the street/ market everywhere on the globe, hiking, watching nature's gems, history, archaeology, folklore.

Israel is my homeland (was born in fabulous Haifa). As you know, my country is, according to the Bible: "A land of weat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil, olive, and honey" (Deuteronomy, 8, 8).

Bulgaria is my second homeland. My parents were born there, and I absorbed deep nature-loving since my early childhood. Thanks to them I'm a Bulgarian citizen.

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Much more about my travel adventures (tips, 2000+ pics): http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/a43ef/

PHILOSOPHY

=>Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. - Will Smith

=> Rudyard Kipling/ IF "If you can keep your head when all about you Are loosing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise.

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with triumph and disaster, And treat those two imposters just the same, If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken, Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build'em up with worn- out tools.

If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch- and- toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss, If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew, To serve your turn along after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you, Except the will which says to them: "Hold on".

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much, If you can feel the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the world and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a man, my son !"

=> Give the World Your Best! "People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway." -- Mother Teresa

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Veggies all over the world – where are you? Now the time has come to get out of your hiding places and to write me a message!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I meet CSers everywhere I go, and I surf and host as often as I can.

Interests

Everything relating to human being [The Naked Ape] in the past, present and future: Philosophy, History, Geography, Folklore, Cultures,Economy, Architecture, Local Customs, Religions, Art, Climate, Geology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology.

Music, Movies & Books

Ethnic music. Books describing and analyzing non-western cultures; History, Anthroplogy, Philosophy, Religions.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1. Rafting on the Ganges IN INcredible INdia. 2. Hot-Air-Balloon in Cappadocia.

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach Mathematics, for all ages and levels in English too, and my students say I do it in an interesting way. If you need a private teacher - invite me to surf your couch and ask me to teach you/ your parents/ your children/ your partner/ your friends..

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Israel

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