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Karim Fekar

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 127 Positive References1 Neutral1 Negative
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in Arabic, English, French; learning Polish, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • IT Consultant, Chocolate black belt
  • IT, Economics
  • From Algiers
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

playing under the table and dreaming

ABOUT ME

Friday 01/30/2009 This is the 3rd update since July 2006 which makes me a turtle, but i'm getting there.

Hi friend and welcome to my profile, fasten your seat belt, here we go !

Grew up and lived in Algiers, at 19 plane, France Paris. Waw ! (the same day I arrived I lost my passport not waw) The 2000 bug did not happened and the 2000 fireworks was crappy, but the city is awesome (really).

I'm usually late, I laugh to silly jokes, I sleep a lot and at different hours, I'm not a great cook but I love cooking and trying new things, I can even ruin a cup of lipton tea, I have the honor to own "Petronina" and it's a big deal, I wear socks with different signs, panda is my nickname, I think that sharks are cool (and tasty)

I love chocolate more then myself

PHILOSOPHY

"Knitting is chocolate for the mind" it's a funny story you'll have to ask me

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm trying to organise events/meetings as much as i can, a walk in paris, a photo meeting, vintage clothes etc.. and providing some tips, information to other members oh anf I go to the quiz every mondays since the 1st day in 2007

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Started in 2005 with The Hospitality Club I hosted some people who recommended me CS, then joined CS in 2006 The first week i subscribed, my flatemate and I organised a Tacos/hookah party in our places it was amazing ! Since I hosted different people from different horizons, people missing their metros or having troubles processing wine, people I now call friends even family Thanks to couchsurfing I discovered a new way of traveling and meeting people, and so far this is one of the most interesting experience I've ever had That's why I decided to get more involved with the community Also feel free contact me any question, information or tip, simply if you need help

Interests

Photography, Chocolate, People, Geography, History, Geopolitics, Music, Laughing, Travels, Dreaming, Vintage clothes, You, Swimming, Walking in Paris, IT, E.T, Eating, Chess, Cheese, Sleeping, Mangos, Movies, Monacos, Ski, Series, Sushis, Poker, Pink Floyd, Pink Flamingos, The invisible pink unicorn (google it)

Music, Movies & Books

movies: Swimming with Sharks, The Usual suspects, The English patient, The Green mile, The Shawshank redemption, Infernal Affairs, American beauty, The game, The groundhog day, Lost in translation, Goodbye Lenin, V for Vendetta, Into the Wild, Little Miss Sunshine, Inception, Legally Blonde (i'm kidding)

Series: Carnivale, The Office, 30 Rock, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Suits, Coupling, Black Books, In Treatment, Damages, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Rubicon, The life and Times of Tim, Archer, Game of Thrones, Boss, Homeland Music: Tunng, Alt-J, Beirut, The Cat Empire, Forest City Lovers, The Waterboys, A.C. Acoustics, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, The Levellers, Florence and the machine, The Divine Comedy, Sublime, Dave Matthews Band, Buckshot Lefonque, Nitin Sawhney, Mum, The Shangai Restoration Project, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Wynton Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pink Floyd, The Ziggens, The Sound Providers, Sufjan Stevens, Wax Tailor, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, TV On The Radio, Vampire Week-end, Two Gallants, Kings of Leon, Chumbawamba, G Love & The Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Jose Gonzalez, The Whitest Boy Alive, Fleetwood Mac, O.A.R, REM, Gnawa Diffusion, Indigo Girls, Cocteau Twins, U2

also : http://www.lastfm.fr/user/pandaparis

Books : Amin Maalouf, Rene Barjavel, George Orwell, Bernard Werber, Paul Auster, Michael Connelly

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Paris 5 years ago I was going to the chocolate exhibit and while we were waiting the metro with my gf, i went to get a snack in a vending machine, the money somehow got stuck inside and the vending machine was giving us everything for like 10 minutes. We ended up going back home eating chocolate bars and candies a 4 weeks boat cruise in the mediterranean sea, italy, egypt, greece, some islands, it was amazing

My friend Geff diving into the Seine during a couchsurfing meeting, it was for the cause

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach the lost art of eating chocolate, computer stuffs, how to cook some special and rare meals like "le gateau de crepes", some arabic, playing flute, two songs in piano, how to calm down a bunch a angry kids, how to make an omelet with just the yellow part of the egg i really want to learn different languages, practice my arabic, spanish and english, taste new food, meet new cultures

Countries I've Visited

Algeria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia

Countries I've Lived In

Algeria, France

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