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Understand my place in the world
Open mind and open heart, curious as a cat. I was born in Israel, grew up in USA and have also lived in Amsterdam, Rome, Paris and Valencia. Now I'm back in Tel Aviv....everywhere I feel a little bit at home and a little bit a stranger. Every summer I go bike-touring for a month in a different country (Portugal, Spain, Greece, Italy, France) and stay with local people which is AMAZING.
I work in education but before that I worked in human rights and environmental NGOs and before that I was an urban planner...and a few other jobs in between! In Tel Aviv I ride an old Dutch bike (no car), read a lot, host strangers (CS, WS) and I love hiking in the desert.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Pure positive experiences! I host travelers (couchsurfers and also through Warmshowers which is the cyclists' couchsurfing network) whenever I can. I've couch-surfed with AMAZING people in Portugal, Spain, Crete, north Greece and even in my own country.
People - deep down we are each so interesting. Also history, art, cities, strangerhood, alternative lifestyles, ecology, archeology, yoga, politics and social justice.
- human rights
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many to list, so I'll just mention one writer: Jose Saramago
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Lay on my back in the Sinai desert at night and felt the earth moving through space
Swam with a wild dolphin in the Red Sea
Spent a month in military prison
Teach, Learn, Share
Mistakes are the portal to discovery
What I Can Share with Hosts
My views on Israel-Palestine (if you want to know) and experiences from an interesting life.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States