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45% down to earth
All natural ingredients, no preservatives nor artificial colouring ;-)
Currently taking an unlimited break of solo traveling, starting from my beloved Indonesia and aiming at making my way back to France without using any airplane ! I want to convince myself that life is a cool little playground.
Before that I used to study and work in sustainable development in Paris. Until July I lived in an incredible house of eco-friendy peeps in the southern suburbs of Paris, trying to live the most fun and low-carbon way of life. You got the no-airplane challenge now ;-)
I consider myself as an experienced solo traveler, never done learning form others, born and raised in France but always attracted by the outside. Meeting people to share life stories has become an addiction.
Since the age of 16 I found traveling as a good way to grow up and get out of my comfort zone. Many times it gave me the chance to meet tons of good and inspiring people, enjoy life, have lots of fun.
"One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
"The black one is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
"The white one is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed"...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
hosting and being hosted is all about inspire people and getting inspired !
I use to play music which is a universal language ! (guitar, bassoon, flute, voice)
I also like cooking, bicycle riding, walking, partying but not all the time, hiking & camping, hanging out, etc !
I like sharing values about sustainable/alternative ways of life, climate change action and I like getting involved in youth empowerment/volunteering activities.
Music, Movies, and Books
I love music, playing guitar and make people sing.
I like almost every kind of music, included the beatles, supertramp, tracy chapman, beach boys, cat stevens, the eagles, pink floyd, all kinds of reggae/ska, rock, daft punk, french music (chanson française sisi!), les cowboys fringants, queen, matt costa, mumford & sons, Eddie Vedder, some classical, winston mc anuff, etc.
One of my favourite movies is La Belle Verte, a french movie out of the mainstream.
I'm not a big reader... Although I always bring one book in my backpack : "The Prophet" from Khalil Gibran. A sweet little piece of wisdom...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I try to live amazing things everyday.
- 3 trips and an internship in delightful Indonesia in 2011, 2013, 2014. I would say Indonesia is pretty much like my second country.
- A very educating gapyear in Canada 2012-2013, hitch-hiking from East to West with my backpack, guitar and little person, living day-to-day, using CSing and mainly wwoofing (work on organic farms).
However, I already experienced :
- bus in Mali, 15h non stop, with a 39°c fever
- aurora borealis, dog mushing, snowmobile riding, ice fishing in northern Canada, hitch-hiking +5000km in the winter (was sometimes -20°c)
- sunsets, full moons, watching stars in summer...
- living in a family in Vietnam for 10 days when I was 16 years old. My first cultural shock !
- being part of a youth orchestra during 5 years and touring around Europe/US every year.
- Doing wwoofing in a spiritual community.
- trekking 3 days in a jungle, saw orang-utans.
- Eating dog meat in a Batak restaurant in Jakarta !
And loooot more :)
Teach, Learn, Share
What I can teach : How to live an eco-friendly way of life, climate change and sustainable alternatives for dummies, the basis of western music theory (got a certificate hu huuu), a little bit of guitar, french songs and french pastries, how to make yogurt with a rice cooker, how to brew Kombucha (probiotic fermented tea), french from France bien sûr, anything related to my studies (southeast asia, local development, farmers rights and land grabbing in Indonesia, renewable energies developement esp solar, climate negociations), knitting, crocheting and crafty stuff like that.
... Learn : 2 things I'd love to learn & practice are LATIN DANCE (salsa, cumbia, bachata..) & CHESS!
I think that everybody is able to learn me something cool whatever it's useful - or not! If you have no idea, since I'm passionnated by languages, I'd be glad to practice, esp spanish !!
I also just got a cool camera and would be happy to know a bit more about photography (settings, framing etc.)
...Share : my guitar, my personnal receipe book, my values and philosophy, silly jokes, inspiring talks, anecdotes and pics from my trips, tips related to backpacking /hitchhiking.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My time ! Café, drinks, picnics, walks in town : the activity will depend on our mood.
When you write your request, please mention your favorite disney movie or cartoon on top of your message so I can know that you red all my description ! thanks and looking forward to meet you !
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mali, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, France, Indonesia