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I see myself as an easy-going "bon vivant" who enjoys life and having fun; somewhat of an epicurean and a hedonist with a warm personality.
If it's naughty, unconventional, bizarre, anti-establishment, queer, spontaneous, kinky or just beats the routine then I'm probably game. I like to try new things and to experiment, so if you need a partner in crime I'm ready to rob the bank! (Unless you are a customs or airport security agent, then you can disregard that).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love to host people and if time, or my schedule allows, I enjoy taking my surfers to local events, shows and/or parties in order to expose them to great alternative city-life that makes Montreal famous, since some of it might be hard to hear about or figure out as a traveller.
I've met a myriad of surfers and so far I've surfed and hosted quite a few times, which proved to be one of the best and most gratifying experiences of travelling; to have someone extend its cozy hospitality to you when things go wrong or to have that feeling that you're giving someone a lasting impression on your culture and city.
Board games, whisky, snuggling, glitter, electro-pop, sheesha, naps, BBQs, lipstick, films & movies, the electric boogie, midnight-picknicks, thrifting, screwing up any and every language, skinny dipping, queer activism, cook-a-thons, sleepovers, flea markets, crashing at parks, silly tv shows, playing dress up, eating, artsy performances, libations, city-exploring, snow ball fights, nudism, icecream, social justice, socio-political issues, twister and biking under the rain.
I also happen to really love and enjoy cooking, dancing, hosting, scuba diving, discussions and debauchery.
- contemporary art
- modern art
- board games
- scuba diving
- social justice
- street food
- contemporary dance
Music, Movies, and Books
Michael Strogoff, Froth on the Daydream, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Anna Karenina, La difícil vida fácil (not translated yet), Norwegian Wood, Before Night Falls, Of Mice and Men, Midnight Children, Grapes of Wrath, For Today I am a Boy, The Catcher in the Rye, Pedro Paramo, and The Feast of the Goat.
Pretty eclectic, it all depends on the mood; from Rachmaninoff to Grimes, from Kaffu Banton to Passion Pit.
Dr. Zhivago; Shortbus; Dancer in the Dark; Polyester; the Teen Apocalypse Trilogy (Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation and Nowhere); A Single Man; Seven; Vas, vis et deviens; Trainspotting; Desperate Living; The Bone Collector; Anchorman; Mulholland Drive; Otto; Up with Dead People; Salo or 120 days of Sodom; Taxi zum Klo; L'inconnu du lac; Blue Velvet; Team America; Donnie Darko; The Dreamers; The Night Porter; Hunger; Y tu mama tambien; Saved by the Belles; White Fang; Ken Park and Back to the Future; to name a few.
Gus van Sant, Lars von Trier, John Waters, David Lean, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Lina Wertmuller, Gregg Araki, Aleksandr Sukorov, Rosa von Praunheim, Bruce Labruce, Liliana Cavani, Steve McQueen, Xavier Dolan, Pier Paolo Pasolini, The Wachowski sisters and Federico Fellini.
Egon Schiele, Wassily Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, Gustav Klimt, Joan Miro, Roy Lichtestein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yayoi Kusama, Tom of Finland, Keith Harring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Alexis Diaz, and Banksy.
Teach, Learn, Share
I might have a bike to share for your stay.
I can show you around some of my favourite spots in the city or put you up to speed with some of the rad events happening while you are staying over.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I might have a recipe or two to share which I garantee will impress your guests.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In