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Overview

  • 16 references 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Basque, Italian, Japanese, Persian (Farsi), Sign Language - Flemish, Swiss German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • French professor
  • University of Minnesota, Université Jean Moulin et Claude...
  • From Saint Paul, MN, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore the world around me, meeting wonderful people and places! To live passionately, choosing new paths everyday and saying YES to new opportunities.

ABOUT ME

I love life and adventuring and am always open to meeting new friends. I am a hugger and a global citizen (I dont really feel attached to any specific country I have lived in and want to spend my life living in different corners of the globe) always yearning to travel. Life is too short to not take full advantage of and that is just what I plan to do!

PHILOSOPHY

Try to do something that makes you happy every day, if you have a tough time doing that find someone who likes hugs and ask them for advice (and a hug of course) ;)

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a GIFT; that is why it is called the PRESENT!

La chance ne sourit qu'aux esprits bien préparés -- Louis Pasteur

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on couchsurfing because I love meeting new people and I have met some amazing humans thanks to this wonderful website! I hope to continue surfing and hopefully host people when I have my own place in Lyon !

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I heard about couch surfing through a friend and tried it out while studying abroad in France. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting hosts and exploring new cities. I have had the joy of surfing in Spain, Portugal, Germany and France and my experiences were one-of-a-kind! I hope to add more cool places and people to my couchsurfing passport - maybe you will be one of them!

Interests

I love traveling, swimming and going on adventures! I really enjoy backpacking and train rides :) also : horror movies, biking, dreaming and getting to know people on a deep level - sharing stories and staying up late talking :)

Lover of sunsets and sunrises and finding amazing lookout spots

  • vegan
  • marathon
  • clubbing
  • hiking
  • camping
  • hitchhiking
  • stargazing
  • techno
  • skinny dipping
  • horror movies
  • libraries
  • vegan cooking
  • train travel
  • train hopping
  • swimming in the sea

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: le petit prince by Saint Exupéry, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (all of them), Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits), Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi), Otto Montagne, Cognetti, if you have any good recommendations please send them my way!

Music: Shakira, Yann Tiersen, Selena Quintanilla, Mika, Stromae, Julieta Venegas, Florence + the Machine; Wir sind Helden, Major Lazer, Carlos Vives, Bakermat

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking in the mountains of New Mexico and living “Leave no trace” :)

getting lost in Panama and getting help from the locals to find the coolest beaches I have ever been to

Watching the sunset and then the moon set on the beach in southern France.

Sleeping on a hill in dragonea, Italy and meeting a shepherd who let me stay with his family

Being Alive is the greatest adventure ever

Teach, Learn, Share

I have always wanted to learn how to knit and I love learning new languages!!!

I can teach you how to make homemade hummus and arepas and cook other delicious vegan things

If there is a rink nearby or it is winter I can teach you how to ice skate too !

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hugs, food/cooking, great conversation, coffee, friendship, stories, hygge, arepas

I love running !

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Albania, Colombia, France, Switzerland, United States

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