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Workwise, I have 3 parallel livelihoods: tour-guiding, opera singing, and massage therapy. Tour-guiding I've been doing for 12 years, throughout Canada and part of the US. Opera singing I do with different companies and the local opera chorus. Massage therapy I learned as a complement to music and tourism. I'm a man of many trades and interests, a real eclectic you could say- in short, I've always followed my passions.
I also like nature, long-distance bike-trips, eating, literature, sports, etc.
To do one thing at a time, and breathe.
To be present and mindful.
To live without superfluous fear and confusion.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Doing for others what I'd wish for myself: I offer my couch to anyone who has an interest in discovering new places, getting acquainted with people who actually live there... I also like to cook or share food, as a token of appreciation for my hosts and guests
2 long stays in Germany and France, and 3 short ones in Italy- all very enjoyable/ enriching.
Culture, Languages, Music, Jazz, Opera, Anything related with creativity and expression, Living arts, Improv, Modern dance, the human body, etc.
People, travelling, discovering and sharing, contemplation, long-distance biketours, etc.
- massage therapy
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Seven Samourais, Yojimbo, Soleil trompeur et Partition inachevée pour piano mécanique (Michalkov), La Haine, Star Wars, Run Lola, Scenes de la vie conjuguale et The 7th seal (Bergman), Man on Wire, Braveheart, Midsummernight sex comedy (Allen), Les bons débarras, etc
Music: Coltrane, Mingus, T. Monk, J. Brown, Bach, Verdi, Mozart, Janacek, Schubert, Brassens, F. Leclerc, Dreigroschenoper (Weil), Iron Maiden, etc.
Books: The truce (P. Levi), On the road, Le lièvre de Vatanen (Paasilina), Le miroir des idées (Tournier), Thorgal (comic books), Puchkin, Villon, Cendrars, etc.
Dance: Karas, Rosas (A. T. de Keersmaker), etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
This morning, I managed to cook my 3-minute egg in 50 seconds.
Once danced with Baryschnikov on stage.
Jumped off a 12 meter high dam north of Italy.
Climbed mount Washington a month after a life-threatening operation.
Hiked the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail on Vancouver Island- 50 km of pure bliss !
And other dazzling feats I now forget.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Italy, Laos, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, France, Germany, Italy