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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Arabic
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • IT engineer
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About Me


Travelling overland from France to South-East Asia. Slowly. Eastward.


My name is Benoît but you can call me Ben.
After finishing my studies and working for some years in Beirut, I've decided to make my dream come true: becoming a full time traveller.
In May 2011, I left my hometown in France and since then, I am heading eastward, slowly. No time limit, only one rule: no plane.

You can find pictures and a map of my trip here:

=== Update 2015/01 ===
Living in Paris and hopefully starting to host very soon !

=== Update 2012/11 ===
After 18 months travelling, I flew to western Australia where I will live and work for one year. If you are around don't hesitate to contact me for a chat or a drink.

=== Update 2013/12 ===
Back on the road in south-east Asia, starting from Vietnam, for the last stretch of this journey. Hope to meet up with some CSers!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


For the time being I'm only experiencing the hospitality of those people who are so actively and willingly sharing not only their couches, but also their knowledge and free time. I look forward to doing it as well :)


I made this account so long ago, but I never payed very much attention to it. Yet, as I got the chance to follow my dream, I thought I might give it a chance and try out this weird thing. Must admit though that I've discovered a new way of living and an excellent means of knowing other people who would so willingly share their passions, stories, day-life experiences... Great job :)


Non-Latin languages, movies, cheese, hiking, coffee, cooking, backgammon, mac gyver, did I mention cheese:-??

  • dining
  • cooking
  • cheese
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • origami
  • hiking
  • languages

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Starting this long trip.

Teach, Learn, Share

French - Well you'll not be absolutely fluent in 2 3 days but it will be my pleasure anyways :)

I'm willing to learn anything, from cooking your local food to make an origami swan.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia

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