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To boldly host where no-one has hosted before! or sth.
Liron: I live with my boyfriend and our cat in central TA, near the beach.
Ami: I'm the afore-mentioned boyfriend. I'm a 34 year old programmer. That is a disturbingly short description, so read on. There's more of me to know than just this.
Ami: Be kind, please rewind.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
We've been hosting for a while now and gathered together a few tips about being hosted. Its really all just basic stuff:
(1) When requesting for a few persons, always, always have complete profile for both you and the other person(s). As hosts we will usually not host anyone that does not have a complete profile: At the very least we want to be reviewed by the person we're hosting - and they can't review us if they don't even have a profile...
(2) Make sure to provide many, clear pictures in your profile. We can't stress this enough. Even if your language skills are poor, pictures can really make up for it. We've had people send us requests with masks or faces covered .. It sends the wrong signal.
Also, try to have pictures of you with friends and\or cute animals :] Dont be shy - dump many many photos.
(3) the "personal" part of the request is meant to be personal. Take an extra minute and show the potential host that you've read their profile. As hosts we're always happy when someone compliments our wide interest in music. Or says something about chocolates. Just something that would tell the host you've actually read the profile carefully...
Liron: I like making things! or making things happen. And preferably with a bunch of other people: stage design, making clothes, Indian cooking, organic gardening, sculpture, photography etc. Right now i'm also working as an art-critic for a newspaper.
I used to be more of an activist, but am now looking into more positive-minded ways to make a difference, like green architecture.
Oh and yoga! I do quite abit of that.
And surfing. That's new :]
Ami: I'm into Computers, Rollerblades, Philosophy and Culture in general. Music is a particularly big thing for me - and almost everything goes. I'm an avid Bach fan.
Oh and chocolate. Pastries and chocolate. Deeply committed to that.
- make up
Music, Movies, and Books
Umm, okay, movies. Let's do directors actually.
In no particular order:
P.T Anderson, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam (Brazil), Darren Aronofsky, Harmony Korine, Lars Von Trier, Lucas Modisson (togethor), Michael Winterbottom (wonderland), Mike Leigh, Akira Korosawa (dreams), Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki, Andrei Tarkovski, John Cameron Mitchell.
Music: (Ami - and in no particular order) Bach, Low, Autechre, Aphex, Bjork, Godspeed!, Do Make Say Think, Philip Glass, DaftPunk, Mogwai, Frip, Eno, Lebanon, Rachel's, Boards of Canada, Max Richter, Mu-ziq, FourTet, LaliPuna, Massive Attack, Cinematic Orchestra, Bell orcestre, Orbital, dEUS, (the early) Genesis, (the early) King Crimson, Portishead, Sigur Ross, Mum, Royksopp, Eluvium, Anouar Brahem, Zakir Hussain, Blonde Redhead, Radiohead, Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Spiritualized, Robert Wyatt, Tom Waits, Regina Spektor, Nick Drake, Rachmaninoff, Mozart's and Verdi's Opera and of course - Bach.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've lived for a few years in squats, on protest camps, sometimes even in trees! Which has also entailed getting arrested in several different countries.
Taken part in organizing some great underground artsy-raves, the last of which was in an Israeli military camp.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Hungary, Israel, United States