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Overview

  • 31 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • in between
  • M.A. in applied physics
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

sorting out what's being adult is about

ABOUT ME

a physics (ex-)student, a history nerd, Easy going, open minded, etc etc. I do have the tendency to say inappropriate things, not always on intention... always looking to see things from another perspective.

i'm a bike lover. i love riding my bikes here in Jerusalem (because for every uphill there's a downhill...). i Used to organize the Jerusalem's critical mass for a while, and work with the municipal and the university to promote bicycle infrastructure. i also did a 7 month bike tour in south east Asia and the US. So yeah, a hard case of cyclophilia.

i'm also an avid podcast listener, but please don't recommend me anymorepodcasts, i'm already lagging behing on the one i'm listening to, and it will just increase my FOMO :(

~~~~please read the "HOME" tab, there's important shit there~~~

PHILOSOPHY

good things happen when you allow yourself to stray aside.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

surfing when i travel, hosting when i'm home.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

i already hosted quite a few people, and it was great. one of the thing i liked about my trip in south america was meeting people from all over the world, and now the world is coming over for coffee...
my major surfing was in europe 2010, during a month of hopping from couch to couch (in berlin- literally), and it was awesome as well. cool people and cool place i've would have never gotten to know if it wasn't for CS. in my last trip i mostly used Warmshowers, which is, lets be honest, much better then couchsurfing if your'e cycling. that's my profile there-
https://www.warmshowers.org/users/oren-lotan

Interests

bicycles, as stated before :)
podcasts- i devour tons of podcasts on a weekly basis. the obvious suspect - This American Life, Radiolab, 99Pi, Dan Carlin. but my most favourite podcasts at the moment are The Memory Palace annd Revolutions. the memory palace is what i listen early in the morning, when i just start riding, and Revulotions is my Hills-Eater podacst (i.e. what i listen to what i'm facing a difficult hill)
music- it's like a drug, sometimes... you only recover when the next song comes along.

travelling- i think it's the best thing you can do with your time.

catnapping in starnge situations

straying, hitchiking,

the city of Jerusalem- one of the most interesting\intriguing cities in the world.

Music, Movies, and Books

music-
Syd Barret, Pink Floyd (early years, though), Radiohead (and Thom York's solo Eraser in particular), a bit of Doors, Leonard Cohen, blur, Franz ferdinand, sufjan stevens.
and a lot of israeli indie music. lately i've been handpicking songs rather than albums or artists

movies- Memento, The Usual Suspects, The Fifth element, Hadson Hock, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, In Bruges, Donny Darko, Princess Bride, monty phyton and the holy grail. in general- movies that make you laugh and movies that make you think.

books- for whom the bells tolls, ender's game, 1984 (reading it again), Watership Down, the far side gallery, Eiger dreams.
in hebrew- the blue mountain (roman russi), mister mani, world cup wishs.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i've cycled about 9500 km (6000 mile-ish) in south east asia and the US. best adventure of my life so far.

i've hitchiked in argentina and chile about 11000 km, in more than 90 different rides. the people of argetina and chile are the nicest people i've met. i kept being amazed by their generousity and helpfulness.
this was the real experience of my trip.

in vienna, i stayed at one of the most famous urban monument thanks to couchsurfing (promised my host i won't tell where exactly...)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Netherlands, Peru, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel

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