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I am a coder, photographer, traveler & avid reader with a strong interest in music & cinema.
I enjoy meeting random and interesting people, connecting with different cultures, learning from others, sharing my experiences and traveling.
I am fascinated by the universe and love everything that is visual. I pay a lot of attention to details and try to find happiness in simple little things.
I appreciate the smell of coffee in the morning, the way hair looks underwater, when my food arrive earlier the way I thought it would, when it rains for the first time after a long summer, the sound when I open a sealed bottle of water, opening a brand new book, making a perfect signature, holding doors for strangers (who say thanks), having a blank to-do list, looking through old photographs, the originality of people's handwriting, the smell after it rains, driving on an empty road, looking at the water droplets travel across my car window, stars/ocean gazing, when a friendly stranger smiles at me, the cold side of the pillow, when I finally remember what I came into the room for, the first snowfall of the winter, writing/drawing on foggy windows, getting to the crosswalk right as the "walk" sign lights up, the soft feeling of a brand-new eraser, the sound of a perfect high-five, a new toothbrush, not being able to finish a sentence because I'm laughing so hard about the ending, scented candles, seeing my breath on cold days, falling asleep to the sound of rain, hearing someone whistle, when the lights start to dim before a movie, walking barefoot on grass, the moment when I find a comfortable sleeping position, the brief moment of silent when I drive under a bridge on a rainy day, accomplishing something before the microwave beeps, seeing bus drivers wave at each other, the feeling I get after I sneeze, the sound of crickets at night, the sound of the ocean, the feeling after watching a really good movie, when I see my luggage at the baggage claim at the airport, drawing a straight line freehand, sleeping on freshly washed sheets, the feel of wearing new socks, the sound a tennis ball makes when it hits the net, the smoke when I blow out a candle, the originality of WiFi passwords, starring for a few seconds at a flying bird, the shapes a naked tree creates with its branches, seeing and hearing a coin turn on itself right before it stops, the sound of dominoes falling over, sticking my hand all the way down in a bag of seeds and moving my fingers, skimming stones on water, hot chocolate on a snowy day, drinking water to quench thirst, the sweetness of a loved one's face, the sound of snow crunching under my feet, spanish guitar, friendly cashiers, opening shampoo bottles and smelling it, washed clothes when traveling, cutting vegetables or fruits with a very sharp knife, cutting an avocado in half to find out it's perfectly green.
Here is my blog: www.choucribechir.tumblr.com
Pura vida! Vida loca !
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. The obstacle is the way so stay positive.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am, most of the time, willing to host people at my place. Connecting with wanderers is rewarding on so many levels and human interaction is something I´ve always been very interested in.
One of my first Couchsurfing experiences was in Combodia. I sent a request to a couple living in Phnom Penh, they were going to be away when I would arrive so they left their house keys with the doorman and I basically had the place for myself for a couple of days (I never met them). This was very eye-opening and led me to do the same, back in Montreal. I've been hosting people since 2012 and every experience is simply beautiful. The unpredictably of it is what makes it very interesting and the relationship you build with travellers is quite unique and powerful (even if you don't end up meeting them)
Music festivals and concerts
Ski, Tennis, Rock Climbing
Yoga, meditation and slack-lining
Astronomy and space exploration
- graphic design
- music festivals
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
- solo travel
Music, Movies, and Books
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Volunteering in Ethiopia
Exchange semester in Singapore
Backpacking through SE ASIA (4 months)
Solo backpacking through South America (6 months)
Experienced a volcanic eruption in Guatemala
SUV rooftop camping in Hawaii for 10 days
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to code, use a dSRL camera in full manual mode, process pictures, speak arabic/french and get the best coffee brew at home.
I want to learn more about cooking, graphic design, wood-working, yoga, spanish, wine, salsa and film editing.
I am happy to share stories/pictures from my travels and anything that will contribute to providing people with a memorable couchsurfing experience :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Syrian Arab Republic, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Lebanon, Singapore