Logo orange

Pakalmike

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv district, Israel

Maybe Accepting Guests

Last login 4 minutes ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Pakalmike's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile

Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Hebrew (modern); learning Russian, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Free-lance entrepreneur involved the...
  • Political sciences and economics a l...
  • From Nice (France)
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Designing a new mobile service for travelers !

ABOUT ME

Born in France, I now live in Tel-Aviv, amazing city which can give at the same time the feeling of NY and of a small village in the Middle East ! I like to wander around, picture graphiti, eat at oldfashioned eateries, write songs, play them sometimes, read, dance, talk and cook !

PHILOSOPHY

- Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught - The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host and travel, attend CS events, and when I can, I give info and recommendations to surfers !

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I Started surfing last summer, I was a guest and a host, and both were amazing experiences.

Interests

Music from around the world, creative entrepreneurship projects, documentary movies, street art photography, internet design, go game, Chinese tea, litterature, history, architecture...

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Mr. Vertigo(Paul Auster), Yesterday's world (Stephen Zweig), Narcis & Goldmund (Herman Hess), the Chosen (H.Potok), Memories of a disturbed yound man (Beigbeder), Albert Cohen, Jean-Francois Deniau, Dostoievsky, Werber, Houellebecq, Romain Gary, Amin Maalouf, Irvin Yalom

Movies: Biutiful (Inaritu) - amazing ! Requiem for a dream (Aronofsky), la vie rêvée des anges (Zonca), l'Enfant (freres Dardennes), American Beauty (Mendes), Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind (Gondry), Spike Lee, Gus Van Sant, Jacques Audiard, Clint Eastwood (the director !),The Coen Borthers, The King's speech, Mr. Nobody (Van Dormael), Into the wild, Independance day !

Music: the Strokes, the Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Decemberists (and a few more "the"s bands), Little Richard, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Primal Scream, Yodelice, Kean, Coldplay, The Postal Service, Souchon, Gainsbourg, Brassens, Soko, most of the Banai family... Aviatar Banai, Ehud Banai, Mashina (Yuval Banai !) and a few cool Russian bands I discovered recently (Duna, DDT, Kanietz Filma, etc.)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seen: the breathtaking view of the Peruvian jungle from the Machu pichu; the mystical beauty of the Taj Mahal, the intertwined complexity of the three monotheisms in the old city of Jerusalem; the Mausoleums of Samarcand, the antique center of the old silk road; the wonders of Angkor Vat, the majesty of the red square; Done: fell in love with a giant Manta Ray (Rosa !) in the Carabian sea near the French island of Guadeloupe; played the guitar in front of a metro station in Saint Petersburg with the goal to earn enough money for a Borch... failed at earning even a single rouble - Russians don't appreciate good music, but I had a lot of fun !! Got kidnapped by fake jewelries scamers in India (interesting memories !!)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to cook great French 'Boeuf Bourguignon' or Moroccan 'lemon chicken tagine', to jungle with 3 balls, how to play the ancient Chinese go game; the basic principles of photography, especially with regards to picturing your hat; I can tell you about TLV's history and architecture, and show the coolest hidden places around town.

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

France, Israel, Morocco, Spain, United States

Join Couchsurfing to see Pakalmike's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile