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Jake Marmulstein

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Entrepreneur + extravaganza
  • Cornell University
  • From Atlanta
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet as many awesome people as possible far and wide so I can feel like a man of the world

ABOUT ME

I am super passionate about things I appreciate, and feel the best when I can share my appreciation with others. I´m easy-going and friendly, but I´m also a self starter and I really act with ambition. I love the city, the noise, and the people. I talk to random folks all the time

having a sense of humor is really important for me, cause if i can´t laugh at myself, then what's the point.

I never get uncomfortable with philosophy discussion, and its one of my favorite things to do over a glass of wine with friends or people I am getting to know.

I live through new experiences, meeting new people, and learning about the world and myself. I can be introspective, but I hate being neurotic.

PHILOSOPHY

carpe diem + quasi marxist, durkheim and hegelian philosophy, strong rationality.

adventurous on my own initiative and always open to new experiences that I would not think of myself. I live for people and the experiences we may have together.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am a couch surfer and I bring with me a host of experience from my travels and promote CS through the people I meet.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I couch surfed at my co-worker´s place in Madrid during my first days in Spain. We had a good time because she showed me around Plaza Mayor and the divy but popular places in town where we got cheap caña and tapas

I've surfed in Germany, Holland, and Brazil, all wonderful experiences!

Interests

I like jazz, psychedelic music, rugby, fútbol, languages, architecture, culturally authentic food, wines and mixed drinks, reading, salsa, foreign films, psychology, sociology, philosophy, art and culture, food and beverage, film, theatre, and hospitality.

i go nuts for running in the rain or snow, and i climb trees like a monkey to watch the sunset dip below the mountains. sitting in chairs in odd positions, growing to become well-rounded and more compassionate, tasting different teas and spices, smelling roses in the park, cooking creatively, doing Mcguyver things like fixing a torn suitcase with a paperclip and a rubber band, looking at my old art, singing shouting jumping and being crazy. Waking up to café y galletas in an antique house. becoming closer to someone through profound-intimate conversation.

Music, Movies & Books

europa europa, la vita bella, ondskan, most, pulp fiction, woody allen films, almodovar films, Tetro, La Verguenza, Nodo, Muerte de un Viajante (teatro)

pink floyd, flaming lips, my morning jacket, zappa plays zappa, louis and ella, bossa nova, bill evans, soda estereo, julieta venegas, music during san fermines

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Lived an entire year in the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro

Worked on the groundfloor of the London Olympics 2012.

"I've swum naked in the jungle of life under what felt like the eyes of god." - Amazon Rain Forest 2010

San Fermines Encierro 2009, 2012

Climbed to peak of Monte Urgull, San Sebastian 2009

Rothbury music festival 2008

Teach, Learn, Share

if you ever need free tourism brochures, city maps, or information, just go to the tourist office, these people love visitors and will probably speak english + another language. taxi drivers are also probably the best people to ask for directions

brazil is amazing. just message me if you want to know more.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Portugal

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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