I am a physician and I moved to US 13 years ago. I love what city has to offer and I feel very lucky and privileged to live in San Francisco. I am an avid mountaineer/climber and I travel usually once a year, on a month - long expedition. This year I am climbing Mt. Vinson in Antarctica - from November 28, 2013 to December 25, 2013. Next year, 2014 I'm climbing Mt.Everest from April 5 to June 5, 2014.
I'd like to rent my beautiful home to someone reliable for all the time when I am gone.
The things I can't live without are my family, friends, mountains, my amazing home, physical activity and music/dance.
My favorite travel destinations - to many to mention. I am climbing 7 Summits, so all my previous expeditions created diverse, yet amazing memories.
My favorite books - too many to list here as I read a lot, but I love "Master and Margarita" - there are so many books in my home that now I switched to ebooks, as it doesn't take any physical space.
My favorite food is food prepared with local and organic ingredients - check out Grove on Fillmore street (casual). I do love sushi and the best sushi in the city is walking distance from my home - check out Ino Sushi for dinner (2 blocks - in Japan Town) and / or Tataki for lunch or dinner (on California street/Divisadero street) - amazing and fresh!
I travel a lot for business - Starwood hotels, but for fun - it's from staying in a tent to the 5 star hotels. I did Airbnb hosting last year and I was grateful for a very polite and nice guest. My neighbor downstairs rented her home many times, very successfully.
My motto in life lately is to live large - on the edge of my comfort zone, hence climbing expeditions and now posting my home at Airbnb website.