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Overview

  • 47 References 42 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning German, Italian, Japanese
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Neuroscientist, Computer Scientist, Physicist & Botanist
  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

(January 2018 update)
I have a very small apartment in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
If you want to stay in my place, there is no 'extra room', either you bring your mat/sleeping bag or you sleep by my side. I just want to help people who find themselves out of luck and need some place to crash. I know, Paris is tough. Max 2 persons.

I welcome everyone, but there are filters. Ideological, culinary, cultural exchange is a requirement. I'm currently doing a PhD, so I've got a tight agenda, but I can always make some room for visitors.

You'll need a facebook profile to come here. I want to know you (a bit) before I meet you.

I try to take it easy and to stay out of stress. Although I confess I sometimes take it too easy.
I love Nature.
I usually go out with my friends to parties, concerts, pubs or just to hang out in the park.
I adore music, reading and thinking. I guess I'm the philosophical kind of person, because I like to listen (others and myself), to understand.
I like to look into the details of things to see the big picture of them, at least as zoomed-out as it's possible for me.
Like sports: bike, swimming, hiking, fencing, running.
Yoga beginner, I also have been meditating for a few years.
Finally, I love to travel and discover places and cultures.
I think travelling opens yourself to new possibilities and choices.

PHILOSOPHY

This life is a sigh, enjoy it!!
Help Nature and pass the Nature spirit to others. We are Nature.
Never pre-judge but if you do, take the time to know the other person. Not everything that shines is gold.
Learn as many languages as you can.
Dream & Imagine
Help others.
Live now, but never forget that there is a past and a future.
Look for details too.
Feel good with your body, accept it, treat it well: it's the best tool you'll ever have.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host as many people as I can and learn from other cultures.
When I surf I try to learn from others and to transmit my experiences.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had very good experiences, both hosting and surfing.

Interests

Nature, Music, Science, Photography , Friends & Family, Books, Physics, Travelling, Imagining, Making the difference., Sports, Nature, Animals, Maths, Art, Films, Philosophy, Gentics, You!, Did I mention Nature?

  • animals
  • arts
  • books
  • photography
  • concerts
  • dining
  • beer
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • running
  • partying
  • pub crawls
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sports
  • fencing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

***Music***
The Beatles
Air, Arcade Fire, Babasónicos, Bach, Beach House, Beastie Boys, Beck, Belle And Sebastian, Blur, Broken Bells, Café Tacuba, Caifanes, Camera Obscura, Cut Copy, Daftpunk, De-Phazz, Deerhunter, Depeche Mode, El Columpio Asesino, Emiliana Torrini, Entre Ríos, Fobia, Gayngs, Glasser, Gorillaz, Gotan Project, Groove Armada, Gustavo Cerati, Hot Chip, Interpol, JJ., Jazz, Jiovanotti, John Lennon, Junip, Keane, Kings Of Convenience, Kings Of Leon, Kronos Quartet, LCD Soundsystem, Le Mans, Led Zepellin, Lila Downs, MGMT, Manu Chao, Massive Attack, Maximum Balloon, Metric, Miles Davis, Morcheeba, Mozart, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Nana Mouskouri, Noir Désir, Óscar Chávez, Phoenix, Pink Floyd, Porter, Portishead, Pulp, Putumayo, Radiohead, Scissor Sisters, Sigur Rós, Soda Stereo, Soundgarden, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, TV on the Radio, Tegan And Sara, Tehua, The Dears, The Shins, The Swingle Singers, The Velvet Underground, The XX, Twin Shadow, Téléphone, World Music, Zero-7
Are just some, here's my last.fm profile: http://www.last.fm/user/8alpo

***Movies***
Tarantino, The lord of the Rings, David Lynch, Iñárritu, Y Tu Mamá También, Everything's Fine, The X Men, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Cohen brothers, A Serious Man, Woddy Allen, Wes Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick, Xavier Doland

***TV***
The Simpsons, Family Guy, The IT Crowd, Saturday Night Live, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, NatGeo

***Books/Authors***
José Saramago, Borges, Jaime Sabines, Carlos Fuentes, Camus, Hesse, Nietzsche, Murakami, Coetzee, Benedetti, Paz, Asimov, Huxley, Fuentes, Cortázar, Nervo, A.C. Clarke, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swim inside a Cenote in the middle of the Yucatan jungle.

Teach, Learn, Share

In Mexico the letter x has 4 sounds:

--> ks, as in maximum, like máximo
--> j, as in home (but with a hard h, Mehico=México)
--> sh, as in shore, like Xola (shola, a female turkey)
--> s, as in simple, like Xochimilco (Sochimilco, a beautiful district south of Mexico City)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Experiences in life, smiles, books, moments, beer, coffee, a walk in the park, my internet connection, food.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Mexico, United States

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