Zev Baranov

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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  • 70 References 30
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, German, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Bartender and tour guide
  • Masters
  • From Brooklyn, NY, US
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About Me


I am a fiend for hearing new music, an endless analogy factory, and I live to connect with others. Tell me your stories, teach me your skills, share your world. I WILL remember you way down the line when your social network is clogged with blended introductions.

Couchsurfers easily have travel in common, but what we each take from it (and give back) cannot be more unique from one to the next. Every new face is an opportunity to discover how, and that's pretty rad.


Joie de vivre + l'appel du vide

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfed all over the place, spreading the word and hosting if I can. Pretty active in the NYC community now, so come find me!


There are always stories - best when coming up organically in a conversation.


Coffee/guayusa/mate/tea, making quick notes in my phone for sober-Zev to find, heat waves, international bus/trainrides, languages, neurology, smirks, brews, ethology, endorphines, Bulleit rye, extremely vicious cats, international fanta/mentos sampling, yoga, not listing all my interests.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Kaizers Orchestra, Metronomy, The Knife, Ladytron, DeVotchKa, Nine Inch Nails, Gogol Bordello, Marilyn Manson, The Faint, Rupa & the April Fishes, Tom Waits, Dengue Fever, VV, Bob Marley, Die Toten Hosen, Parov Stelar, Morricone Youth, Movits!, Azealia Banks, Friends, Mt. Eden Dubstep, Palmbomen, Electric Six, Enej, Gooral, The Noisettes, Siouxsie And The Banshees, iamamiwhoami, Golem, Hockey, Wolf Gang, Major Lazer, Sneaker Pimps, Hey Champ, The Naked and Famous, The Weeknd, Of Monsters and Men, Black Keys, Bassekou Kouyate, Jacque Brel, Hindi Zahra, Young the Giant, William Fitzsimmons, Tame Impala, Voxhaul Broadcast, Flogging Molly, Liquid Tension Experiment, Buddha Sentenza, Wolfmother, Metric, Gotan Project, Garbage, Jethro Tull, Delta Spirit, Fleet Foxes, Igor Stravinsky, Kleingeldprinzessin, Muse, Cell 7, Bon Iver, White Stripes, Onra, Immortal Technique, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Grimes, Darkside, Phantogram, Amy Winehouse, Santogold, Yann Tiersen, Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen, Gui Boratto, Wir sind Helden, Oi Va Voi, Two Door Cinema Club, The Whitest Boy Alive, Goldfrapp, Bat for Lashes, Dead Can Dance, The Wombats, Edith Piaf, Crystal Castles, Glasser, Bombay Bicycle Club, Young Galaxy, Fatouma Diawara, Taj Mahal, Niki and the Dove, Ballake Sissoko, Jun Miyake, Lura, Susheela Raman, Soha, Souad Masi, Oh Land, Echo and the Bunnymen, Fake Blood, Nancy Sinatra, Smashing Pumpkins, Amadou and Mariam, Black Mountain, Koop, Kanye, Jose Gonzalez, M83, Hooverphonic, Basskou Kouyate, Imagine Dragons, Grouplove, I'm From Barcelona, Tupa, Biggie, Glitch Mob, The Church, Sigur Ros, Starsailor, Tito & Tarantula, Third Eye Blind, Portishead, System of a Down, Modest Mouse, Tika and The Dissidents, The Lumineers, Deadmau5, Fat Freddy's Drop, Pixies, Tchaikovsky, Symphony X, The Pigeon Detectives, State of Mind, Camille, 2raumwohnung, Soap & Skin, Zurdok, Slagsmålsklubben, MGMT, Skream, Caspa and Rusko, Skatalites, Eyedea and Abilities, Simian Mobile Disco, Katamaran, Sleigh Bells, Birdy, Eliza Doolittle, Miike Snow, Marnie Stern, Walk the Moon, Melora Creager, 5'nizza, Iron Maiden, Serj Tankian, Ella Fitzgerald, Scissor Sisters, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Foster the People, Rasputina, Kora, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Chase & Status, Lana Del Rey, Fugees, Dark Dark Dark, Queens of the Stone Age, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Q Lazzarus, Yelle, Pogo, Pink Floyd, PANTyRAiD, Queen, Orgy, The Creatures, The Dresden Dolls, Oana Catalina Chitu, Beat Circus, Franz Ferdinand, Tricky, Nouvelle Vague, The xx, Black Uhuru, DMX, Noir Desir, Emperor, The Chemical Brothers, Nirvana, God Is An Astronaut, Kayah, Nickel Creek, Neon Neon, Siouxsie Sioux, Nekropsi, Lady Gaga, Vanderveen, Korsakoff, Led Zeppelin, Lykke Li, Souls of Mischief, Machinae Supremacy, The Gits, The Soviettes, Beethoven, Mozart, Morphine, Moonbootica, Balkan Beat Box, Depeche Mode, TV On The Radio, Goran Bregovic, The Sound Of Animals Fighting, Fever Ray, The Strokes, Soundgarden, Florence & The Machine, Massive Attack, Maskinen, Manu Chao, Man Man, M.I.A, Russian Circles, Leningrad, Billions and Billions, 65daysofstatic, Luminescent Orchestrii, AC/DC, Slavic Soul Party, Thievery Corporation, Natacha Atlas, Lissie, Steppenwolf, Logistics, Anna Tijoux, KDD, Blue Scholars, Common Market, Macklemore, The Mitchell Brothers, Woodkid, Xylos, Katzenhammer, Rotfront, Russkaja, Billy's Band, B.o.B., Lady Lea, Kwoon, Ratatat, Kiss, Kings Of Leon, Justice, Klangkarussel, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Räfven, Poison, Icona Pop, Dead Man's Bones, Enigma, Bomba Estereo, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, The Ink Spots, Rammstein, Incubus, Iced Earth, Perry Como, Biggie Smalls, Heart, Shocking Blue, Björk, Guns N' Roses, The Dø, Gotye, Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Holly Golightly, Bonobo, Frenzal Rhomb, Blondie, Kimbra, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, The Fratellis, Fool's Garden, Fischerspooner, The Raconteurs, Endah N Rhesa, The Eagles, Tex Beneke, Dropkick Murphys, Avantasia, Dragonforce, David Bowie, Isolée, Detektivbyrån, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Viva Voce, Android Lust, Twilight Circus Sound System, Barbatuques, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, This Will Destroy You, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dave Brubeck, Creedence Clearwater Revival,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swam with baby sea lions in the Galapagos Islands, climbed Mt. Fuji on nothing but peach juice, traveled the world without getting jaded.

visited 63 states (28%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android

Teach, Learn, Share

Whiskey is sunlight held together by water.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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