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Danna Gutman

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv district, Israel

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning Arabic, French, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • Market research, freelance writing
  • B.A. in Anthropology, 4 times studyi...
  • From Rockville, MD
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to incorporate my love of spontaneous travel and sharing travel experiences into my future life & career

ABOUT ME

I was born in Israel but grew up near Washington, DC. Studied anthropology as an undergraduate, but somehow ended up in Silicon Valley for four years working at a tech company. In 2011, I took off and traveled in Asia for 6 months, before moving to Brooklyn for a year and finally making the move to Tel Aviv in late 2013. Right now, I'm completing a Masters degree in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University.

PHILOSOPHY

If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have been given roots instead of feet.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been on this site about as long as I've been on Facebook, which is saying a lot... Every experience (see below) has been worthwhile and memorable in its own way.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

April 2014 - hosted Danni from Australia.
March 2013 - hosted Axel and Barbara from Mexico.
March 2013 - hosted Michael from Ohio.
Sept 2011 - surfed with Rob in Santa Barbara.
Aug 2011 - hosted Matt and Amanda from New York.
Aug 2011 - hosted Roy, Tom and Maor from Israel.
Aug 2011 - hosted Nestore from Italy.
Aug 2011 - hosted Vic and Natalie from Germany.
Nov 2010 - surfed with Itamar & Idan in Eilat, Israel.
Nov 2010 - surfed with Stav in Arad, Israel.
Oct 2010 - hosted Rebecca from Boston.
Sept 2010 - hosted Stav from Israel.
Sept 2010 - hosted Tugce and Cimen from Turkey.
March 2010 - surfed with Amit in Galway, Ireland.
March 2010 - surfed with Dimitri in Brussels, Belgium.
March 2010 - surfed with Jen in the Hague, NL.
March 2010 - surfed with Leah & Brett in Amsterdam, NL.
Sept 2009 - informal CS events in Bangkok, Thailand.
April 2009-present - various CS events in San Francisco, CA
Sept 2008 - CS meetup in Helsinki, Finland.
Sept 2008 - Alona & I surfed with Anikka in Tartu, Estonia.
Nov 2007 - Zarinah & I surfed with Marc in Las Vegas, NV.
May 2007 - Priya & I surfed with Smithy in Mae Sariang, Thailand.
May 2007 - Priya & I surfed with Katie in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
April 2007 - surfed with Dawn in Stanford, CA.
Jan 2007 - Priya & I met Heidi and John in Philadelphia, PA.

Interests

traveling, cultural anthropology, art, drawing, baking, writing, languages, museums, music, primates, hiking, camping, acroyoga

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES
I Love You Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Blues L'hofesh Hagadol, Yossi and Jagger, Walk on Water, The Cranes are Flying, Amelie, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music, 10 things I hate about you, Love Actually, Wet Hot American Summer

MUSIC

Idan Raichel, Regina Spektor, Adele, Lissie, MGMT, Pink Floyd, Xavier Rudd, Eddie from Ohio, Dar Williams, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Shlomo Artzi, Beri Sakharov, Efrat Gosh, Yoni Bloch, Hadag Nachash, Tarkan, Cat Stevens, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Williams

BOOKS
Geography of Bliss, Holes, the Giver, Harry Potter, Hunger Games

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Had a close encounter with the incredible snow monkeys in Jigokudani Snow Monkey park, Nagano Prefecture, Japan!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can help you learn English, Russian or Hebrew. I can share my knowledge of Silicon Valley and the tech world, at least my experiences of living and working there for almost four years. Of course I am always happy to share stories of my travels.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Israel, United States

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