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I was born in Israel and moved to Canada at 6. After Canada, at the age of 20 I returned to Israel to do my military service. 3 yrs later I married my American/Israeli wife and we had our first daughter. My parents also moved back to Israel from Vancouver at that time. 3 yrs later, and because I didn't want to continue risking my life for the terrorist state of Israel against the innocent and defenseless Palestinian people, we moved to Philly where we lived for 10 yrs where my next daughter, son and daughter were born. We then moved the family to Jacksonville, FL for another 8 yrs. In 2008, after becoming single again, I moved to Warsaw, Poland and lived there for 14 yrs. Picked up some Polish along the way but spent most of my time there as an English / Hebrew teacher, also engaged in social engineering activism, education projects, artistic development, and a little bit of film making.
In November/2022 I moved to Barcelona, Spain to start a new phase of my life. I hope to continue hosting CS guests as long as I can. I have experienced many adventures and met some really cool people this way.
Spent 4 months in BCN but it was too expensive to settle in and the country doesn't seem to be very welcoming. People are very warm and friendly in BCN but the system is fundamentally exclusive.
Something just opened up in Saint-Étienne. If things work out there, I'll be hosting again. If you're searching for me I'll be about 45 minutes by train south of Lyon. Time to start learning French... again.
To connect with the world, of course! But also to help heal it and be healed by it.
I don't know what I can say here about me so let's just chat online or meet face to face to get to know each other. Read references made about me. I haven't earned a bad one yet, so I must be failing less these days.
live and let live. But while you're living, try to help people as much as possible. Helping others is how we help ourselves because ultimately, we are all one.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I rarely use couchsurfing as a guest and in fact Nov/2022 was my first time, so I can only tell you, if you ask me personally, about my experience as a host.
Not through couchsurfing.com, I surfed couches as an independent freelancing couchsurfer when I was homeless for about 6 months in 2003, but only in Jacksonville, Florida and only with my close friends.
My home is in my heart.
When I lived in Warsaw I tried to provide a place for people to feel at home. All I ask of my guests is to be kind, be thoughtful, and learn to share your compassion with me, my friends who may be here when you are, and with my neighbors.
I like to cook, sit in the sun or walk in the rain. These are a few of my favorite things :)
I am a very open-minded person in every respect so please come with a free and open mind as well.
Too many to mention but more to the point, I am always hungry to find new ones. That's much more interesting to talk about so please share your interests with me.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I raised 4 children.
I also made a film in Poland a few years ago. I wrote the screenplay and also acted in it as a character (mostly my own self)
Teach, Learn, Share
I like to learn and to teach.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share with you my entire home, not only the couch. Please feel free to use my bathroom and washing machine and kitchen as well. I can provide you with WIFI and with a computer. Please be reachable at all times and this means you should have a means of communication (viber, whatsapp, skype, messenger, whatever). If not, any kiosk will sell you an affordable local sim card with a real local phone number. If I cannot reach you during your stay with me, I would rather not host you.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Palestine, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, France, Israel, Palestine, Poland, Spain, United States