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Overview

  • 7 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning German, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Tour guide, massage therapist, classical singer, bicycle ...
  • Literature, languages, music, sports, people and morning ...
  • From Montreal, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Being there

ABOUT ME

(PLEASE read the couch description first)

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.

PHILOSOPHY
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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

2 long stays in Germany and France, and 3 short ones in Italy- all very enjoyable/ enriching.

Interests

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.

  • arts
  • culture
  • literature
  • singing
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • massage therapy
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • opera
  • cycling
  • sports
  • languages
  • tourism

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

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