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1. Reducing my environmental footprint to a minimum
2. Filling up my playlists with the best dancing music from around the world (doing well on Latin America, the Balkans, and North Africa; less well on South and East Asia)
I've had the chance of living in many different places, including France, Israel, Germany and the United States. I'm easy going, I adapt to any lifestyle or circumstances, and I'm (I think, and hope) pretty easy to get along with. I'm trying to adopt a low-waste, low-carbon, low-animal (including human) suffering lifestyle.
I work on human rights and democracy (and more generally on how societies can be more egalitarian and just) so I'm always most interested in the history and political context of the places I visit, and rather than read it in history books, I prefer hearing from people who've lived it!
And I'm always looking for new music! At the moment I'm very much into Cumbia and Son Jarocho (from Veracruz, Mexico), but I love Gipsy music, Klezmer, Arab, and fusion music.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've gotten along very well with everyone whose couch I've slept on, whether in Boston, Tunis or New Orleans. Unfortunately, I live with roommates so I haven't been able to host much...
Love discussing politics, international or domestic; hearing about other societies and cultures; being in the wild, far from anything; eating good and new food; watching good films, meaning those which make you think or feel; meeting new people and hearing about their lives; playing soccer or trying new sports; learning new things, hard and social science; music
- social science
Music, Movies, and Books
Turtles can fly
Old Boy (the original, Korean version, of course)
The Band's Visit
Twelve and holding
The Lives of Others
Books: George Orwell, Noam Chomsky, David Graeber
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm not a particularly skilled person, but I'd be happy to teach all I know, whether it's French, Hebrew, politics or other! I'd be happy to talk about my experience living in different countries too.
There are so many things I want to learn, I couldn't write it all, but here are some: learning Arabic, Korean, Spanish; how to grow my own food; car mechanics; astronomy and physics; evolutionary biology; clarinet; and learn how to build a house!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, Israel, United States