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Gil Bonfis

Yehud, Central district, Israel

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  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • From Yehud (outskirts of Tel-Aviv), Israel - born and raised
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About Me


Save some money for the next adventure :)


I'd like to think that I'm just a good honest guy that likes to like.. I like to get new experiences from all kinds of things, got lots of things to talk about and share, and always want to learn some more, spontaneous and in general try to enjoy life :) After more than 8 months of traveling I've learned that the best way to know places is by the help of local people.. so if you're around shout out for help! I would love to help others as I've been helped before, honestly, I'm a cool dude ;) I speak English and obviously Hebrew very well and usually have no problems to speak also quite good Spanish (8 months in Latin America.. got to learn some..)


Don't get me started, it could take hours, a teaser:
Be yourself!! think outside the box! try new things! taste new stuff! Enjoy this wonderful gift called 'life'!! don't follow the herd 'just cuz', and in another, more serious note, borders and religions are the stupidest of ideas, just reasons for people to go out on war, we would be better off these things, two individuals that are so called 'enemies' could be best of friends, but the idiots on top dictate who we should love or hate, and it's twisted in my opinion, as for me, I'm like the law, everyone is innocent until proved guilty, meaning that for me everyone is the same, no prejudice, from the inside we're all made from the same stuff, as long as you don't hate me I have no reason to hate you back :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Host and being hosted, while knowing new people, learn and teach, isn't it what CS is all about?


I was guested several times while traveling, truth be told, I was lucky enough to meet friends and get connected by other friends and did not stay with a complete strangers (I did meet two CS friends via the site), as for hosting, in the past year I had two guests staying over at my place, again, not complete strangers, we had a vague idea about each other, with that said, I'd love to meet up with new people and help them out (and vise versa), lately I had the opportunity to host someone I didn't know before and it was a great experience, I'm really looking forward to host another new friend I haven't met yet, hey, this is why I'm on this site, right?


A very looooong list... but mainly I'd like to say that what interests me nowdays is to discover new things on a daily basis, and it would even be greater if those things and places couldn't be taught or found by the books.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies - Big fan!! such a big fan that I write screenplays and reviews by myself, for me, IMDb is the bible of cinema, usually I tend to watch high rated films, some of my favorites would be: 'Into the Wild', 'The Shawshank Redemption', 'The Green Mile', 'Forrest Gump', 'The Lord Of The Rings' trilogy, 'Snatch', 'Twelve Monkeys', 'Se7en', 'Inception', 'Mr. Nobody', 'Inglorious Bastards', 'Gladiator' and 'The Matrix', but the list goes on and on, a good movie that you go on and talk about it for hours after it was ended is one of those little pleasures in life for me.

Music - I listen to a lot of genres, mostly Rock (Folk, Southern, Blues, Grunge - Post Grunge included, Punk, Alternative, Acoustic and Classic, but please no growling for me), some Oldies (if it was good back in the days it's probably good today) and as a branch of my Movie loving I really enjoy listening to movie soundtracks.

Books - My favorite author without a doubt is the Japanese Haruki Murakami (red about 8 books by him), other than that I read mostly Israeli literature with a few other foreign books.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I am me!! and I have a mirror! :P just kiddin folks

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Spain, Turkey

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