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Overview

  • 27 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Former Bookseller & Travel Agent - now Wanderer
  • Litterature, Bookselling, Tourism
  • From Illzach, Grand Est, France
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About Me

Hi CS World!
After a year in New Zealand, and a few months back in France, I'm traveling again, and this time I chose Taiwan for a year. I can't host anymore for I don't have a steady home but it would be nice to meet people here, locals or travelers and share our experiences!

You can read my adventures on my blog if you wish to : http://wildside.pixtache.fr/en
I'm slowly translating all of my posts in English, but it takes time :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've been hosting a lot while living in Strasbourg, and found it was a great way to connect and meet people from everywhere in the world. There's always something to share, to learn, to talk about while meeting new people.
I've been hosted as well, while in Japan, New Zealand, Bali and Singapore and really enjoyed the experience.

Interests

Reading books and comic books.
Travelling, discovering other countries and people.
Drinking tea like a granny.
Swimming & scuba diving.
Hiking mountains.
Watching movies & TV shows.
Wandering around cities at night.
Postcrossing and Geocaching are so damn cool!

  • arts
  • books
  • architecture
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • baking
  • movies
  • reading
  • blogging
  • music
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • swimming
  • travelling
  • nature
  • tea
  • science fiction
  • geocaching
  • comic books
  • postcrossing
  • tvshows

Music, Movies, and Books

My favorite book ever : "L'écume des jours" by Boris Vian.
But I'm also fond of fantastic and science fiction books, such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Phillip Pullman, Haruki Murakami, J.K. Rowling etc.

Music : Muse, The Black Keys, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, C2C, Woodkid, First Aid Kit, Alt+J, Lilly Wood and the Prick, Emilie Simon, The XX, Diana Ross & the Suprêmes, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I "occupied" day and night for ten days the place where I used to work. In order to get some decent redundancy compensation.
And... It worked :)
So, here's my advice: always fight, don't regret anything.
Sometimes little things can turn into great big fucking things.

I also left my family & friends, sold all my stuff, quit my apartment and came to New Zealand with the working holiday visa and no plans ahead... I was scared as hell before going into the plane, and then all the fear went away when I first landed in Japan and then New Zealand. The year I spent abroad taught me even more than I could have ever imagined.

Since then, I spent a night in an Onsen Ryokan in the mountains near Nagano, I swam with dolphins and sea turtles in Indonesia, hitch hiked through South Island of New Zealand, hiked 4 days and 3 nights on the Kepler Track all by myself, lived and worked (thanks to HelpX) on the small Island of Stewart Island for a month, lived and worked in a former prison (yes, I was sleeping in a prison cell!), passed my scuba diving open water certificate in Bali and so on...

Teach, Learn, Share

Couchsurfing is all about sharing experiences.
And for me, the best way to get to know someone is having a good talk with a nice warm cup of tea or a nice meal.
This is why I really enjoy cooking (I'm better at baking actually) because all good friendships can start with sharing a piece of cake :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach you French and English, how to fold origami cranes, how to bake a lemon pie or a chocolate mousse, how to pack a bag for traveling a year, but most of all...
I'm friendly, respectful and easygoing and would love to hear about your background stories, share my playlist and my favorite books (there's a lot!) with you.

There is always something good to learn, to teach, to exchange trhough CS. That's really the beauty of it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, New Zealand, Taiwan

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