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  • 98 References 50 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Arabic, Catalan, Valencian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • IT consultant
  • PhD & Masters (IT and Project Management)
  • From Toulouse, Occitanie, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learning arabic!

ABOUT ME

I love to travel since I discovered it by myself in an improvised trip in Argentina-Paraguay-Brazil-Bolivia-Chile as backpacker, while studying in Mendoza, Argentina. I met plenty of people (locals and travelers), so it's naturally that I discovered a few years later Hospitality Club and CouchSurfing.

I love any kind of activities I can do in the mountains. I feel really in peace with myself and the world being in a mountain forest.
I discovered diving in 2013 and now look forward to my next dive! Love it!

I enjoy reading a lot, play bass guitar and am an etcher.

I'm hungry of understanding and discovering, and I'm the kind of person who likes to ask "why". I really prefer to go deeper in an answer than getting satisfied by any general idea or cliché...

I really love speaking and learning languages: I've been learning Japanese and Italian, but my new objective is arabic, now! Very different, and so very interesting!

... And now for many things you should discover by yourself! ;)

PHILOSOPHY

L'omnipotence du présent annihile le passé et transcende le futur.

"There are no strangers: just friends I've not met yet."

"Oh j'ai jamais pu oublier
L'odeur des endroits où j'irai
C'est seulement une question de moeurs
J'veux toujours être ailleurs" - Noir Désir

My goal is to live by my own business and to make a two years world trip. Step by step, I'm building my way.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm participating as a guest as well as a host for everybody. I like to share about travels and cultures.
My work makes me travel a lot, so I always try to meet local people for a drink.

I have been implying myself a lot into meetings in Madrid and so on, but lately I got kind of bored and disappointed about how things turned into...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm in the Hospitality Club and BeWelcome communities too. My friend Roberto from Guatemala made me discover these websites when we were chatting about travels :) CouchSurfing and Hospitality Club really changed my life and opened me to new friends and new perspectives in life thanks to these meetings.

People I hosted when I was living alone, in Madrid, Spain:
Asia and her brother Jacek, from Poland . September 2007
Mariana and Mariana, from Brasil . September 2007
Susana and her friend, from Poland . September 2007
Mary, from USA . September 2007
Louise, from France . September 2007
Irina, from Russia . October 2007

People I hosted when living with Roberto and Lucas, in Madrid, Spain:
Anete, from Latvia and Dagna, from Poland . April 2008
Eric and Fede, both from Argentina . April 2008
Dinara, from Russia . May 2008
Saara, from Finland . May 2008
Belve, from Turkey . May 2008
Tyrone, from Australia . May 2008
Juan and Brenda, from Argentina . May 2008
Sarah, from Canada . June 2008
Tatiana, from Venezuela . June 2008
Marlène, from Canada . July 2008
Irina, from Russia . Again in September 2008
Dimago, from Israel . September 2008
Robbie, from Indonesia . October 2008
Ben, from USA . November 2008

People I hosted when living with Olga, in Madrid, Spain:
Damien, from France . June 2009
Kevin, from USA . September 2009
Alberto, from Italia . September 2009
Paolo and Silvia, from Italia . September 2009
Fer and Ruben, from Mexico . October 2009
Marzena from Poland and Tom from Belgium . January 2010
Hiro from Japan . January 2010
Lucas from Brazil . February 2010
Neda and Alireza from Iran . February 2010
Brian from Netherlands . April 2010
Ewa from Poland . October 2010
Constanza from Chile . January 2011
Jayne from USA . February 2011
Mi Zhang and Li Daiguo from China . October 2011
Rafia and Michael from Pakistan . November 2011
Jasmine from Australia . February 2012

People I hosted in Toulouse, France, in my mother's house:
Olga, from Venezuela . November 2008
Roberto, from Guatemala . November 2008
Lucas, from Argentina . November 2008

I surfed:
Marine, in Ourense, Spain . August 2007
Ruben, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain . August 2007
Pedro, in Granada, Spain . May 2008
Robino, in Amsterdam, Netherlands . June 2008
Brian, in Amsterdam, Netherlands . June 2008
Audur, in Reykjavik, Iceland . August 2008
Pedro, in Lisboa, Portugal . November 2008
Noe, in Burgos, Spain . April 2009
Simona, in Nitra, Slovakia . April 2009
María, Vigo, Spain . June 2009
Carmen, Santiago de Compostela, Spain . June 2009
Brian, in Amsterdam, Netherlands . July 2009
Dominika, in Krakow, Poland . August 2009
Grzegorz, in Krakow, Poland . August 2009
Ewa, in Lublin, Poland . August 2009
Aneta, in Warsaw, Poland . August 2009
Zofia, in Gdansk, Poland . August 2009
Asia, in Poznan, Poland . August 2009
Gabriel, in Strasbourg, France . December 2009
Cédric, in Strasbourg, France . December 2009
Stinne, in Copenhagen, Denmark . March 2010
Silvia and Paolo, in Mercato Saraceno, Italy . July 2010
Serdar Eren, in Istambul, Turkey . December 2011
Brian, in Amsterdam, Netherlands . March 2012
Carmencitilla, in Cairo, Egypt . June 2012
Hiro, in Tokyo, Japan . Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Ratha, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia . Jan 2013
Trung, in Can Tho, Vietnam . Feb 2013
Li Daiguo, in DaLi, China . Mar 2013
Raj, in Pokhara, Nepal . Apr 2013
Alexey, in Koh Samui, Thailand . May 2013
Prashant, in Singapore, Singapore . June 2013
Hiro, in Tokyo, Japan . July 2013
Suresh, in Colombo, Sri Lanka . August 2017

Interests

I'm especially interested in meeting persons from countries I don't know yet, speaking other languages, learn about cultural, politic, social facts, etc.

I'm not a big sports fanatic, but I really love two: 1. rugby: I played since I was a teenager. 2. ultimate frisbee: discovered that two years ago, and I am totally fond of it!

I love to trek (wild trekking) in any parts, as well as orientation races, and any mountain activity. I love to camp and be free when travelling.
Paradoxically, I also love to dive! My new thing! :) I suppose all of this is just about discovering the world.

I'm involved into Wikipedia (fr, es, en) and find it incredibly interesting and rewarding :)

... And of course, I'm always dreaming about travels!

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • drinking
  • boating
  • movies
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • rugby
  • etymology
  • history
  • languages
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Magnolia, Old Boy... Wong Kar Wai, Kim Ki Duk, Kubrick, Gondry, Lynch, Lars Von Trier, Paul Thomas Anderson...

Music: Chill Out, Jazz, Rock, Indie, Post Rock, Trip Hop... Noir Désir, Radiohead, Massive Attack, The Doors...

Books: Bret Easton Ellis, Aldous Huxley, Barjavel, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Boris Vian, Raymond Queneau, Edgar Alan Poe, Amin Maalouf, Julio Cortazar, Jules Verne, Gabriel Garci­a Marquez...

Others: Rembrandt, Goya, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, André Kertesz, Brassaï, Diane Arbus, Walter Benjamin, Aby Warburg...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To see an anaconda jump onto my boat in Brazil;To be chased by a train on a bridge in Brazil;
To cover a NGO project as a photographer in Caracas' favelas... and to cover an exclusive local venezuelian traditionnal celebration as a photographer... in the same two weeks...!

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to teach, learn and share about languages: I'm studying Arabic, have been studiing Japanese and Italian, so guests from these countries will have a special attention ;) I also am totally up for teaching you French or Spanish.
I'm always looking for the origin of everything: very interested in history and etymology.
I'm looking for a Polish person to translate a letter a CouchSurfer let me one day :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, France, Spain, United Kingdom

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