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What about me? :) It's not easy but anyway, I try... I'm an eternal student and a freelance journalist. I'm a man suspended in mid air, slightly eccentric and chaotic :), overly curious, a great reader and love to write, hiking, travel (yes, it's tautologic!), languages and cultures of peoples, philosophy, cats but especially meeting new people and listening their stories. I think we can only improve ourselves through the knowledge of the peoples. I'm of Jewish heritage, and this has led me, maybe, to be more sensitive to the "stranger" and always to fight against all forms of oppression. In addition to considering traveling with nomadic spirit, finding myself anywhere and nowhere at home.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I think it's a great way to get to know new people, take inspiration for new ideas, and improve foreign languages.
Since April 2012, I have met many people visiting their city through CouchSurfing, and I hosted many people in my house, since April 2012.
My interests are cultural anthropology, literature, everything that matters jewish world, middle east, and Mediterranean cultures. But generally, there are fews things that I don't care about.
- middle east
- jewish culture
Music, Movies, and Books
Quentin Tarantino, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Woody Allen, Jim Jarmush, Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Darren Aronofsky, Robert Bresson, Marco Ferreri, Louis Buñuel, Renè Clair, Coen Brothers, Guillermo del Toro, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Milos Forman, Alfred Hitchcock, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Stanley Kubrick, Emir Kusturica, Fritz Lang, Nanni Moretti, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Roman Polanski, Roberto Rossellini, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Andrej Arsen'evič Tarkovskij, Dziga Vertov, Luchino Visconti, Paul Wegener, Robert Wiene, Abbas Kiarostami.
Classical Music, Baroque Music, Indie Rock, Jazz, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic rock, Gypsy Punk, Post-Punk, Hip Hop, Folk Music.
Jean-Paul Sartre, Franz Kafka, Michail Bulgakov, Leo Perutz, Italo Calvino, Samuel Beckett, Arthur Schnitzler, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jorge Luis Borges, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Robert Musil, Italo Svevo, Fëdor Dostoevskij, Søren Kierkegaard, Joseph Roth, Arthur Rimbaud, Nikolaj Vasil'evič Gogol', Heinrich Heine, James Joyce, Primo Levi, Honoré de Balzac, Simone de Beauvoir, Max Frisch, Miguel de Cervantes, Bertolt Brecht, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann, Ronald Laing, Sigmund Freud, Sándor Márai, Albert Camus, Thomas Bernhard, Erich Fromm, Friedrich Nietzsche, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Alan Bennet, Ian McEwan, Stefan Zweig, Bohumil Hrabal, Peter Cameron, James Patrick Donleavy, Mordecai Richler, Philiph Roth, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Irène Némirovsky, Don deLillo, David Foster, Joseph Heller, Shirley Jackson, Voltaire, Zygmunt Bauman, John Maxwell Coetzee, John Steinbeck, Isaac and Joshua Bashevis Singer, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bernard Malamud, Orhan Pamuk, Andrea Camilleri, Yoram Kaniuk, Amos Oz, Yaakov Shabtai, Fernando Pessoa, Antonio Tabucchi, Konstantinos Kavafis.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-The view of Strait of Gibraltar (that feeling of Freedom!) and the Morocco from there.
-The arrive in Tunis from the boat and the whole trip by train with my father and my best friend.
-Sleeping in a tent on a remote beach in Hornabaek (Denmark).
-Make the Plöckenpass/Passo di Monte Croce Carnico in the New Year's Night.
-Rosh ha-Shana' in the Esnoga (Synagogue) of Amsterdam.
- My first trip in Israel, alone!
and other memories.. yes, I'll tell you!
Teach, Learn, Share
I could tell you something about the history of my city, crossroads of nations and peoples, and advice you the best places here.
I can share with you my experiences and my knowledge, and to teach you some words of bagitto (the jewish dialect of Livorno) and Ladino (the judeo-spanish). :)
Above all, I can make for you a really great Italian espresso!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In