Omer Gilad

Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Vietnamese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Aspiring to be a free man
  • I don't even consider that education at all (cramming inf...
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About Me


I live in Saigon and wish to know more local people. In the past I enjoyed hosting a bunch of people in my former Tel Aviv flat, and also being hosted in a few places...


I was travelling in SE Asia for half a year, and fell in love with Saigon. Since I am a nomad entrepreneur \ freelancer, it's going to be my home base for a long time, for working and resting between travels.

I'm really enjoying being in other countries and looking at the possibility of never having to come back!

I like experiencing new cultures, meeting locals, trying new food, moving my body once in a while (hiking, running, gym), and sometimes just chilling.

I put a lot of effort into meditation, learning about the nature of reality and expanding my consciousness. I am super grateful for being familiar with that, as it completely changed my life.


Live and let live.
(Have fun, and let others have fun)
Life is one big school for growth and learning - how to love, how to be happy, how to accomplish.
We'd better support each other at that cause instead of competing on everything.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I like to meet locals in Saigon, and also to show it around to people who are new.

And when travelling - hook up with locals of course.


I've had great experiences hosting back in my country, and also great travelling experiences in the UK, US and Vietnam.


Spiritual growth - meditation, or just plainly treating life as a big school or playground.
Going out
Cooking great veggie meals (when I'm not too lazy)
Live music
How everything really works

Music, Movies, and Books

Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Camel, Pat Metheny

Q&A (Slumdog Millionaire), 1984, Hitchikers' Guide To The Galaxy, Left For Dead, No Attachments, No Aversions (Lester Levenson), The Power Of Now, The 4 Hour Work Week

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

2 big treks in Nepal (19 days, then 11 days). I'll probably get back there for a 2nd round..

Collaborating with wonderful partners and releasing 2 Android games that still earn me passive income and allows me to keep travelling!

Got spontaneously invited to a Silicon Valley startup to give them consultation, with all travel expenses paid - resulted in a great California trip with not much planning...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show awesome places in Saigon.

Since going towards a spiritual direction in life, I totally changed, and learned\experienced a lot of amazing things.
Whoever is open to it can really uncover a life changing skill set.

I also know how to cook some great veggie stuff - on one occasion, I made a vegan dinner for 7 people in my apartment and I got amazing compliments.

I can share a lot of wonderful backpacking experiences from the last months.

I'm also a computer geek since childhood, so I can probably contribute to anything related to that area...

I have been a freelancer for a long time, and I have lived in the past months on passive income alone, so I might be able to share experience regarding that.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Happiness with no sorrow.

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