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Overview

  • 71 references 56 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Dutch, English, Portuguese, Vietnamese
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • a piano tuner
  • Brevet des Métier d'Arts en Piano
  • From Paris, Île-de-France, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To share life experiences, to meet people, to share love, to talk seriously, or talk "unseriously", and I want to live until 100 years… and keep with me my immature mind!

ABOUT ME

Bonjour!

I'm not a french with moustache, baguette and garlic necklace, but I can share with you my french culture and introduce you THE BEST CITY in the North of France: LILLE !!! I know touristic places, and alternative places as well. I know where to have a cup of tea, and I know where to have CRACK as well :-) (joke)
By the way, I'm always making joke and nothing is serious with me. So, don't hesitate to stop me if you are bored!

I love partying hard like a teenager but at the same time I love having a spiritual healthy life…
Something important, I am vegetarian since 2002 (and my teeth didn't turn as cow's teeth). If you are not vegetarian or vegan, I invite you to cook without meat and fish at my place please and in return, I will cook for you the best veggie dish in the world ( if I have time )!
During the week I'm working and I prefer that you have your independance if you come because even if I love my job, I could have less energy .
During the week end it's easier for me to hang out and give you a visit of Lille!

I am charmed to meet you in advance and hope to share nice experiences with you if we've got time :-)

PHILOSOPHY

I'm really interested about equality between earthlings and genders (feminism)
Buddhism isn't my religion but it inspire me a lot every day. I'm training myself in mindfulness and daily meditation ( at least monthly meditation ;)). A famous vietnamese buddhist monk wrote: "every footstep brings us to where we are now".

I'm sure that each meeting is a treasure.
I am convinced that there is a "good person" inside each person on this planet, but sometimes this "quality" is hidden by some superficials behaviors, anger, stress etc... This "quality" is an interior jewel.
I look at this jewel, and not the appearance of the person. Even if you are really ugly!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Help people through couch surfing, host people, give helps about my city etc

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couch surfing changed unfortunately but it is still great.
I was bored about requests for "free accommodation" without exchange, but I think it's also a way to help people who don't have so much money (or skinflint hahaha).

Interests

Music, buddhism, meditation, feminism, hummus and guacamole, photos, to drink, to laugh, to love, to live the moment present,to read a poem or to admire the vastness of a mountain, to have a beer when the storm bursts and to listen the song of the swallows up in the sky in spring, to dance salsa after 10 mojitos and to crush my partner feet!

I'm heterosexual and gay friendly, so gays and lesbians are welcome!

  • culture
  • poetry
  • photography
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • womens rights
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • red wine
  • beer
  • coffee
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • meditation
  • partying
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • video games
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • piano
  • surfing
  • buddhist
  • swimming
  • religion
  • beaches
  • photo
  • ukulele
  • vegetarian cooking
  • vegan cooking
  • playing piano

Music, Movies, and Books

Kitano, Wes Anderson, Tarantino, Panique au village..
and the leftovers

Matthieu Ricard, Thich Nhat Hanh, René Barjavel, Frédéric Lenoir, Alexandre Jollien et Mickey Parade

Cartola, Keith Jarret, Bill Evans, Jordi Savall, Vicente Amigo, Georges Brassens, Nelson Cavaquinho, Joao Gilberto, Berth Carvalho, Joe Arroyo, Fundo de Quintal, Caetano Veloso , Justin Bieber etc

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To play ukulele in Sao Paulo with a brasilian guy, in a bar, while drinking cachaca and listening the thunder outside...
To meet by coincidence a Brazilian friend on a desert beach in Colombia and to spend the Baranquilla's Carnival with her...
To swim in Ha Long Bay in a sea warmer than a jacuzzi...
But the best was...to drink a tea on my garden and to find mental peaceful.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know how to tune a piano and a ukulele, we can have a meditation session at my place with a Taoist bowl, I can cook vegetarian and vegan, and I know all the names of the French departments (useless knowledge^^)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can offer a bed in an antic cellar, a view on the cathedral of Lille from my apartment and of course, if you are nice I will offer you a coffee, croissants, camembert and a red wine bowl for your breakfast!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France

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