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Ryan Oded

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning French, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Keepin' it Interesting
  • B.A. in Psychology at McGill.
  • From Montreal, Quebec
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I am without mission. I am missionless. I am a wanderer....

ABOUT ME

I like me. What say you? Fine... Well, I'm pretty easy going. There are some epic qualities one must have but aside from that I'm pretty easy to get along with. I'm completely lost in this world, which always makes for good conversation and arousing forays into uncharted territories. I like the experience I don't necessarily care too much about the activity.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe A.A. Milne said it best.
"You can't help respect anybody who can spell Tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right."
- Rabbit

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've couchsurfed and have been met with such brute positivity that it always made me feel a little upset that for so many years I could never return the experience: For whatever reason (mostly disapproving roomates) I am finally in my own place and have opened the door. Come! Take a seat, weary traveler. You must be tired and in need of ale!

Interests

I am an extreme fan of anything different from myself. Which is just about everything, I suppose. Truthfully, I travel for cultural and natural beauty but I can handle some history too (sigh to Europe's museums).

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC: Doors, Led Zeppelin, Sinatra, Jethro Tull, Yes, Aventura, Daddy Yankee, Genesis, Idan Raichel, Pink Floyd, Rush, Kanye West, Van Halen, AC/DC, Gypsy Kings, Tracy Chapman, Toni Braxton, Tupac, Fugees, Beatles, CSNY, George Michael, Guns n' Roses, Grateful Dead, Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tragically Hip, Infected Mushroom, King Crimson, Queen, Traffic, Dylan and Marley and of course... Spears!
MOVIES: Suicide Kings, Big Lebowski, Dumb and Dumber, Usual Suspects, Resevoir Dogs, A League of their Own, Maverick, Mambo Kings, JFK, Aladdin, LotR, Lock Stock and Snatch, Star Wars, Braveheart, Midnight Run, Kindergarden Cop, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Terminator 2, Interview with a Vampire, Ref, Original Sin, Sneakers, Hook, Clueless, Beautiful Mind
BOOKS: Winnie the Pooh. *The greatest book ever made... so much to learn from it!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've climbed up Mount Arenal, Costa Rica in pitch black with a single flashlight. It's an active volcano, which spews nightly. Me and a friend I had just met, couldn't even PAY a local to come with us. They said we're crazy (which we are) and instead drew us a map in the dirt. With instructions such as "Go left at the big tree. Go right and you die!" It was quite the adventure. We of course did get lost and ended up in a bat cave (I screamed like a girl) until we finally made it. The most beautiful sight I’d ever seen!

Teach, Learn, Share

Many can learn from my great powers (mysterious smoke enters the room).
I do enjoy talking psychology and philosophy. Though with the right person, I'll also enjoy respectful debates on more heated issues. I have very strong convictions and am a master salesman but I also know that I am an idiot and love to be proven wrong!

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Israel, United States

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