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Anne Echard

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 29 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning German
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • busy in active life though i probabl...
  • No education listed
  • From orleans
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

get back to "daily life" keeping connected after a year off travelling around this amazing world

ABOUT ME

I'm a happy-mooded and positive girl . I an pretty curious about things around me, and people I meet who i'm not used to get across in the daily life. That's why i enjoy so much travelling taking time trying to get the best of a local experience off toursit tracks. After working hard these last years with the frustration of traveling for a short time with the "end of holidays" deadline, I have decided to make this big stepchange in my life, quiting job, leaving confort, family and friends to open my mind and my heart to others.

Back frm my trip round the world i set myself another goal / change again my life to avoid having the feeling of going backwards. I achieved this goal last year while moving to BARCELONA... where i am now living and enjoy a great uality of life !!!
Now, i have the challenge to come back to France in an active life trying to keep meeting new people and discovering new culture

PHILOSOPHY

if you never try you may never get. our live may be boring without dreams. dreams keep us alive and some are made to be achieved some other may always remain dreams.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

After enjoying a lot "being hosted" during my trip around the world, meeting amazing character of CS community, I'd be more than happy welcoming people and share good times together , based on our common passion of travel.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Without Couchsurfing, I must say that the trip i did this last year wouldn t have been the same... indeed, it can be tiring staying in hostel, meeting only travellers like you, talking about your travel, itinerary, sights... but i never got tired meeting CS , always eager to show me the best of theur city, their culture, sharing the best address in town, including me in the daily life pace of the country I would visit. CS always made me feel like i was at home and soon, i could occupy their kitchen to cook, and mostly then, could enjoy good meal, wine with heaps of stories from both sides !
Delhi - Jaipur Oct 08
Bangkok - Dec 08 - February 09
Chiang Mai Jan 09
Ventiane - pakse Jan 09
Battambang March 09
Noumea March 09
Moeraki, Queenstown, roturora NZ April 09
Punta Arenas - Santiago de Chile May 09
Mendoza , Tigre, Buenos Aires,CORDOBA May, June 09
La Paz Bolivia July 09
Cusco Peru August 09

Interests

I always have heaps of interests to keep me busy !
i love food, so I enjoy cooking (especially anything with chocolate, I'm a chocoholic) ,travelling according to a "local approach" to discover new landscapes, new people, new cultures, new recipes (food again ... I'm french ;-)) , practising sport (ski,hiking, african danse,jogging) and trying new ones

Music, Movies & Books

Music...ecclectic !
Folk : Jeff Buckley, Ani Di Franco, John Butler, Bob Dylan, L.Cohen , Belle and Sebastian ... Pop + Electro : Peuple de l herbe, The herbaliser
+Jazz + world music ... ecclectic I've written !

Should take much more time to read...

L'auberge espagnole, Russian dolls, Amelie, La vita e bella, Diaro de Viaje , Into the wild

One Amazing Thing I've Done

in front of a 15 meter high cliff My first rock-climbing experience, i was willing to reach the top to enjoy the beautiful scenery and overlook my very supportive friends ! the other side of the world, where I feel good + elated.
The latest amazing thing i did was climbing up to HUYANA POTOSI en Bolivia at 6 088 m altitude. Personal (mental) and physical challenge.. worth it !

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach... french ! french recipes !
Learn ... more about photography and software such as photoshop ... from other people experiences of countries i'd like to go
Share ... my experience of travelling in quite a few countries, suggesting my "best of", my passion of travelling, my concern about environement, about respectful travel vs culture of different countries

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, French Guiana, Germany, India, Ireland, Laos, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France, Spain

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