Nicolas MANDIL

Saint-Martin-d'Heres, Rhone-Alpes, France

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  • Event manager, Urban Planner, Free lancer
  • Urban planning Master
  • From Grenoble, France
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About Me

I'm a traveler, not a tourist ! I don't wish to consume places, people, cultures... Life is wider.
To travel is a never-ending initiatory path to life for me. I travel to experience my place in the (balanced) world and revise how I see it. I do it to meet people that share my need of liberty and hope. Big words, small (but unstopped) steps.

I'm open to uncommon and unplanned moments, as I prefer out-of-standards authenticity to 'what I'm waiting for'. Silent conformism is not part of my soul.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet specific, uncommon and inspiring people to share what make sense for them. Daily, around a project, or about the conception of life. Exactly what is missing with travel guides' hints.


My curiosity has almost no end. I take pleasure from discovering and understanding.

I am interested in social change, particularly coming from citizen initiatives based on collaboration and democracy. I am passionate by politics, ecology, open (free) software and gastronomy (traditional dishes).

I like comics, short movies, day-to-day poetry, wild nature, philosophy, second hand shops and underlining my books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1- Being costumed when people are not waiting for that.
2- Being in rescue mode after 3 days alone in the jungle and finding a village.
3- Smiling to everyone in the street and see back interrogative faces.

Teach, Learn, Share

You shouldn't fear people, only danger !

Countries I’ve Visited

Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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