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Alex TESSEREAU

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 66 Positive References2 Neutral2 Negative
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning Arabic, Polish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Partying/studying/skateboarding/trav...
  • Political science student, self-taug...
  • From Hyères
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be a citizen of the world, find my true self, Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day, make life extraordinary and SOUND MY BARBARIC YAWP OVER THE ROOFTOPS OF THE WORLD.

ABOUT ME

All about me? Ahah, no, a mafioso never talks. Well i won't tell you that i'm a french boy, born in Hyères on the french riviera, near St tropez, neither that I'm a student in Political Science at Institute of Political Studies Of Toulouse, nor that I like travelling, cooking, talking about politics, philosophy, cinema, music, go skateboarding, photography, art... I will never tell you that I have italian origines so I like good food and I like to cook neither to tell you that I'm talkative, maybe a bit loud.
You will never know that I like to laugh and discover people and cultures. I hope to be a friendly person.

I hope CS will help me find a place to stay in my trips, and I'll try to be a good help for your trips in France.

I like people who wash their dishes, you know... like you don't let other people's place dirty. ;)

=============== IMPORTANT NOTICE ===============

I'd like you to know that the reference i've left about an unrespectful CSer was written under a moment of anger. So I'm not used to be insultant and I hope everyone understand that i wanted to change it but he deleted his profile. I wish a better CS experience to everyone.

NEWS : a CSer from germany had a bad experience with me and didn't say anything about it, she just left my place with a lie (publicly admitted here). I feel really bad about what happened and you can read the reference I've left her. I assume everything. I understand I've been wrong and she didn't feel good, and this is not to discuss.
However, to get a negative reference without further explanation nor a warning, not knowing it, and not understanding it, is really NOT COOL and not the true spirit of the website.
So I do hope this bad comment won't frighten any of you and I do hope she and her friend will have better experiences or will be able to act differently when they face a situation they don't like.
I feel betrayed and sad, I don't want to get a negative reputation with a comment from someone who didn't say anything, didn't know me and never had any CS experience before.
I deeply regret the conditions in which I hosted them, and I do not want this to happen again under my rooftop.

Sorry for writing all this, but I'm an upfront person and I don't wanna be misunderstood or misdjudged, which I'm feeling right now.
Thanks for your understanding.

Couchsurfing is one of the best things that happened in my life, and I don't wanna let it taken away from me.
I want to be a really good member of the CS community, and I wish people could have the same exeperience than I had apart from these two bad moments I just explained.

PHILOSOPHY

Existentialism.
I live my life to change the world as I can do it, "Everything has been figured out, except how to live", "Existence precedes and rules essence", I hope we can change the world and I try to be part of the change.

I think human should never forget that he lives in society and is a "political animal" as Aristote said. So He has to decide collectivly, and to live with others.
Maybe I'm a utopist, but we should never stop trying to approach the ideal. Just be friendly, generous, kind, nice. People before profits.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Non-official guide for Paris, Rome, London, Toulouse, Toulon and Hyères, bars and nightclubs lister, friend to have a drink with, or whatever i can do depending on the circomstances.
I try to help as much as possible.

I talk about CS to people when I'm travelling. I enjoyed being hosted, I'll try to have some CS guests this year. Couchsurfing is a great human exeprience.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been hosted for a night in Krakow and one in Prague, then a week end in Bologna, then a few times in London and then I kept using couchsurfing as it is an incredible opportunity to meet people.
My hosts were fantastic. My first couchsurfing experience was great and i loved it. I hope i have been a nice guest, and i will try to be a good host or guide, depends what i can do.
Right now i am making people know about couchsurfing when i can do it and I host people when I can.

Interests

Philosophy, Politics, Art, skateboarding, Cinema, Music, Playing the guitar, Travelling, Museums, Nightclubs, Photography, Partying, Good Food (yummi!), Litterature, having fun, laying down on the grass in a park...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies : Bowling For Columbine, Matrix, The Godfather, Farenheit 9/11, Eternal Sunshine of the spotless Mind, Punch Drunk Love, Scarface, Life is a miracle, Pulp Fiction, 2001 : A space Odissey, Albert est Méchant, Harold Crick, Amélie Poulain, L'auberge espagnole, Le Péril Jeune, Mondovino, Stranger than fiction, Carlito's Way, Donnie Brasco, Star Wars...

Well, to list movies, music or anything like this is something you do when you have a limited knowledge in it. But, as I'm listing I admit I still have a lot to discover. And even if you think you know, you still can learn or discover.

Music : The Black Keys, Siriusmo, Oasis, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Justice, Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machine, Galt Mac Dermot, Frederic Chopin, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Miles Davis, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Miami Horror, The Drums, Interpol, Radiohead, Passion Pit, Spoon, MGMT, Foals, Thieves like us, Anoraak, Noisia, Joy Division, Massive Attack, BB King, Marylin Manson, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, DIIV, Gold Panda, Grizzly Bear, Kanye West, Hudson Mohawke, Club Cheval, James Blake, Para One, FFKK, Electric Six, Modeselektor, Bonaparte, Led Zeppelin, New Order, The Radio Dept, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Birdy Nam Nam, Joakim, Paul Kalkbrenner, Das Glow, Dj Medhi, Ed Banger Records productions, Lou Reed, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, The Clash, The sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Stooges, Tom Waits, Noir Desir, Damien Saez, Les Hurlements d'Leo, Telephone ... ahah too many to list
check my lastfm : http://www.lastfm.fr/user/ALoudTrack
or my myspace : myspace.com/utopicrealityislife

Books : Brave New World, Lord Of the rings, All Sartre's writings, Downsize this!, Candide (By Voltaire)., 1984..
Writers : Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Rousseau, Voltaire, Huxley, Debray, Sponville, Emmanuel Todd, Isaac Asimov...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Too many things but amongst them :
- An Evangelic Youth Group (hyper religious association) Party in Wilmington, Delaware (USA)
- Learned to cook real "gnocchis" handmade by a grandmother in Bologna, Italy.
- Met the Hungarian Prime Minister, invited inside the Parliament by an MP.
- Woke up in a restaurant's garden in Rome not remembering what happened before
- Slept in an old train in Slovakia
- I've been involved in a riot against the neo-fascist youth in Rome in a protest
- Slept inside Rome's university La Sapienza
- Bathed quickly inside Trevi's Fountain in Rome and crossed the "canal de l'ourcq" swimming in Paris...

Teach, Learn, Share

One of my hosts gave me adverts from his birthtown, now i want to try to go there, it was really interesting. It's what I want to do, to make people discover some unknown places, places which you wouldn't think about.
I also recommend a lot of music, books and movies, bars, restaurants, clubs. I can tell a lot about history and politics.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Italy

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