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  • 25 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Spanish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • working for a start-up, and learning about the world the ...
  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education...
  • From Jerusalem
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About Me


to find nirvana while not looking for it


I was born in Moscow, grew up in Jerusalem, and now live in Tel Aviv, the craziest city in an already crazy country. I'm not too crazy though; I'm actually a rather balanced person. I like strong stuff if it's drinkable and mild if it's eatable. I like long flights, and even more so long train rides, but only if I'm by the window. I love big cities; couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I love being outside, in the city or in the mountains. I love listening, talking, arguing; I don't mind making a fool of myself. I love meeting people from all over the world. This is where CS comes in.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Meeting people is half the fun of traveling, but then if we can keep doing it at home, then why the hell not! Me & my wife will be happy to accommodate you travelers. Pack your courage and wits, leave all prejudice behind, and welcome to the Levant!


Hosted quite a few times, and it was always great fun! Surfed a couple of times and had amazing experiences. I love CS.


Travel, cinema and photography; linguistics, philosophy, political science, theology. But I'm curious about most everything. I think I'm the curiousest person I know.

  • photography
  • beer
  • drinking
  • movies
  • billiards
  • socializing
  • camping
  • divinity
  • political science
  • science
  • mountains
  • linguistics

Music, Movies, and Books

My favorite movie directors would be Jim Jarmusch, Federico Fellini, the Coen brothers, Emir Kusturica, Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater... And let's not forget Woody Allen. And Monty Python. Always look on the bright side of life!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveled 500 km between Tokyo and Kyoto three times in two days; jumped a few meters into a pool in complete darkness inside a cave in Guatemala; got stuck without money at night on the streets of Tokyo after having spent everything on beers; hiked at night to a hunters' camping in Bulgaria to celebrate with them; ascended an active lava-spewing volcano; climbed from a window onto a roof of a hostel in Mexico to drink a bottle of tequila on my birthday, and then miraculously got back down again; watched a beautiful sunrise... anywhere in the world...

Teach, Learn, Share
Three minutes you'll never regret :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Russian Federation

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