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  • 17 References 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Russian
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Physicist
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About Me

Just moved to Lausanne for a new job. Trying to help create the energy technology to power tomorrow without destroying our environment.

I love traveling light and learning foreign languages (I'm functional in Italian, French, and Russian but I always try to learn the language wherever I am). I try to blend in when I go to a new place, but lean iconoclast at heart, whether home or abroad.

I am awed by the beauty of nature, and training as a scientist only deepened that. I love being creative and enjoy life. I have a lot in common with hippies because when it comes down to it, equality, understanding others, peace, love, freedom - that's all common sense.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been using Hospitality Club/Couchsurfing for a while. I'm grateful it's enabled me to learn so much about different cultures and ways of life because of it and to share so many unforgettable experiences.

Back when I had fewer commitments, I used to travel a lot. Now I'm more tied down, but I can bring the world to me by hosting. :)


  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • swing dancing
  • environment
  • politics
  • technology
  • movies
  • chess
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • blues
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • history
  • languages
  • science
  • hitchhiking
  • nature
  • cooperative living
  • exploring
  • meeting new people

Music, Movies, and Books

Prokofiev, Spirited Away, Master and Margarita

... are my rapid fire answers, lots of other things too of course.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I had an American friend I lost contact with and thought I'd never see again. One day, at a metro station in Moscow, I was on the down escalator, and he passed me on the up escalator. Blew my mind.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Italy, Russian Federation, Switzerland, United States

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