Carlos Gonzalez

Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, Île-de-France, France

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  • i'm a librarian, and give french lessons
  • Pretty well thank U , but each day it goes on
  • From Born in Reims , grew up in Paris and then close to Paris
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About Me


Keep the faith about CS ( full time job )
1st important thing : I'm not in PARIS
This is how my profile looked like before :
Now something I added since CS changed so lot and it becomes crazy , so sorry U have to read this but this is for the good of both of US :)
For few months now I get 10 requests/message a day at least ( I mean from surfers ) and on the other hand I really have hard time to get replies when I write personalized requests myself ( and it takes hours )
So as messages are not easy to handle and sometimes they get lost , if U wanna have a couch , send me a REQUEST not a message !!!
I'm usually a very nice guy , and I take time to reply to everyone but what I expect is U are interested at least a bit about sharing , not only a place to crash , because if I say " YES " to a request , I'll never let U down and will do it well , but the least U can do is to read few things about me , my home , profile ( even if it's just for U ) , when I host someone is because I want to , I don't need to get more references ( Mean I don't it for this ) and it does not even help me when I want to be hosted anyway !!!
If U are brave enough U'll read the whole profile and U have 2 things U can write in your request the 1st one is :
Get the mother fucker on the phone ! The 2nd one is somewhere else on the profile :)))))))))
For me , the request is one thing but I'm not crazy about them , which means I trust my intuition/feelings so , the only I care about is to know if U read about me , where I'm and if U are interested by meeting me , and if I like your profile , then it can work with a simple but nice request :) Like anything for me : It's about quality not quantity !

To be able to communicate in a quicker way , U can contact me on FB ( but send me some message 1st to say who U are and I can check your profile ) :
Or Skype : olomouc72 . DON'T SEND me a message on FB or Skype if U did not write me here 1st to let me know U did and who U are . Because as well messages in FB will be in other inbox so I might not see them !!!!
I'm someone curious about people and what life , conversations can bring me and teach me . I prefer in anything quality more than quantity, that's the reason why i have few but real friends. I like to listen and observe, to laugh and make laugh. Sometimes I'm serious , sometimes I'm a bit crazy . I'm open-minded but I'm also extreme in my points of view . I have contradictions (maybe more than the average) and I'm aware of them like to take some concrete example : I like high-tech things and at same time I'm old school (like to write letters ) . I'm tryin' to understand myself and others more and more each day.


Every day is an opportunity to learn something new, it can be anything: a new word, a new meal, a new writer, a new song... I like people who are reliable (which is rare nowadays) and i'm a person of word. I'm said to be well organized and perfectionnist.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


More than 2 years ago I decided to get involved a bit more and applied to become moderator from the Emergency CS requests for Paris .

The least I can do which means : help people when I can, and reply to messages/couch requests. It takes me also a lot of time when I read profiles when I want to be hosted and host as well ! And to get involved when I say "yes" to someone , I'm giving more than 100% as I'm tryin' to put myself in the other person's shoes and treat them the way I'd like to be treated !


I've been on the website since 2006 and started quickly to use it on a regular basis since 2008, have to say each CS experience ( when U host , are hosted or meet people for a drink , at some gatherings ( big or small ) is different and U can learn from it . About people , about yourself when U are really experienced or just a beginner .


many: photography, cinema, music from everywhere ( collecting vinyls ) literature, tennis, writing, architecture , cooking (especially italian and french cuisine), i'm an expresso lover (I even roast my own coffee at home now ). I have a deep interest for eastern & central Europe (I lived in Budapest) and for baltic countries but i'm curious by nature about interesting people from all over the world. I have also a passion for languages.

Music, Movies, and Books

Danish directors (Von trier, Vinterberg), Blier's movies, Lynch's movies , Amadeus, Shawshank redemption, Taxi driver, Pulp fiction, Fargo, Funny games, Misery, Bound, Borat , Easy rider , The bucket list , 500 days of summer , The follower , ... too many to mention them all! I have more DVD than in the place where I'm working !!! It is a disease with no cure !

Dostoïevski, Gogol, Agueev, Dos Passos , Kourkov, Bukowski, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Kafka, Boulgakov, Kerouac, Coupland, Beigbeder , Easton Ellis , Sweig , Handke ...

Some few CD I love among thousands :

Staind, Rammstein, Robert Charlebois , Smashing pumpkins, Fiona Apple , Monkey business, Gainsbourg, Brel, Ferré, Sinatra, Malher, Eva Cassidy , Suk, Carlinhos Brown, Milton Nascimento, Shivaree, the Cardigans, Ana Maria Jopek, K's choice, Beck, Cowboy junkies, Nirvana, FFF , Sébastien Tellier, Sigur Ros, Miles Davis, Foo fighters, Soundgarden, Silverchair, The Beatles, Ben Harper, Didier Super, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Ligabue, Anna Nalick, Bush, Eskobar, Nek ,Rage against the machine , Emily Loizeau , The Hives , Arctic monkeys , Razorlight , Compay Segundo , The Doors , Kasabian, Muse , Incubus , Biffy Clyro ... and much more, curious about all kind of music, book or movie

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

the craziest thing i've done is when i was about 4 or 5 I was in love with an old woman (25) and she was about to leave from Reims to go to Paris (200km maybe) and I wanted to get married and follow her, so I took a small suitcase and some toys, and I escaped from home to follow her, my parents almost died when they couldn't find me. I guess in general, I've always made or can make crazy things for people I love or care.
The 2nd thing I've done which is quite amazing is I've played the tourist guide in my favourite city in CZ , Olomouc for a czech girl who was living very close in a small city close to Brno ! Interesting experience !

Something very recent : I cooked for some vegetarian host some rabbit as she wanted to try something she never tasted (with mushrooms and cream ) & she loved it :) Even though rabbit is a mild and delicate meat , I'll always remember this episode !

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach french,some good recipes like lasagna, risotto, or "gratin dauphinois", tennis and i'm curious to know other languages especially ukrainian. Willing to share my knowledges about coffee, movies, music ...

What I Can Share with Hosts

My brain , some french skills , cooking recipes , amazing home roasted coffee and much more ...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Hungary, Norway

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