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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, Italian, Spanish
  • 56, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Nomad
  • Graduate degree
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About Me


Very simple, be respectful of our little blue planet and those who live on it


I am a passionate and intense man always trying to keep an enthusiastic and easygoing attitude. I enjoy people and exchanging on multiple topics, especially those concerning society and culture. Some years ago I have quit my long-term career in a big corporation to explore the world and life an alternative existence. It took me so long to jump and today I realize that our fears are our worst enemies. I try to rediscover myself each day and never believe that I hold the truth hoping to never find it. I am a vegetarian, anti-consumerist, practicing meditation daily and yoga when possible.

The rest it you to find out by knowing me.


I believe we have a amazing chance to be in this world, at this time and we have to take great care of our planet and the people that are surroundings us.

This is the ultimate gift and we have to share and cherish it with passion.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For hosting, surfing, and spreading the spirit of CS everywhere I go, and changing the world one couch at a time.

I have been on CS for nine years and I still enjoy as much as I did the first time, It is a amazing concept that push or understanding of society and culture. CS is a very profound collective allowing to meet unique individual and transforming our vision. I have encountered amazing people who changed the trajectory of my existence.


First of all CS is changing my vision of the world one CS at a time. I am not the same person because of it. It has become a way of life and I can't see my life without it now

I have Hosted 126 unique individuals
From 27 different countries

Switzerland 7
Italy 2
Germany 9
England 4
France 20 include 2 kids with theirs parents
Canada 19
USA 16
Puerto Rico 2
Australia 7
Northern Ireland 2
Belgium 3
Argentina 1
Norway 1
Holland 1
Scotland 1
China 11
Hungary 2
Austria 3
Iceland 2
Laos 1
Mexico 2
Sweden 2
Russia 3
Portugal 1
Brazil 1
Columbia 1
Venezuela 1
Iran 1

I have surfed 49 fantastic couches
In 20 different countries

Torre del Mar Spain 1
Paris France 4
Glasgow Scotland 2
Edinburgh Scotland 1
Quito Ecuador 1
Beijing China 5
Qingdao China 1
Kaifeng China 1
Xian China 1
Kunming China 1
Wuhan China 1
Shanghai China 4
Hangzhou China 1
Nanjing China 1
Dalian China 1
Ningbo China 1
New York City USA 1
Manilla Philippines 1
Davao Philippines 1
Cebu Philippines 1
Baguio Philippines 1
Moscow Russia 1
Saint Petersburg Russia 1
Vilnius Lithuania 1
Gdansk Poland 1
Warsaw Poland 1
Venice Italy 1
Rijeka Croatia 1
Jogja, Indonesia 1
Casablanca, Morocco 1
Marrakech, Morocco 1
Budapest,Hungary 1
Bratislava, Slovakia, 1
Istanbul, Turkey 1
Thessaloniki Greece 1
Athens, Greece 1
Mexico City, Mexico 1
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Los Angeles, USA 1
Copenhagen 1

Travel withJulie, Fred, Louise from France in China

Alfredo Gonzalez from Costa Rica in China

Smokescreen from England in China

Judicael Gerard from France in China

Ike from Canada in BVD, British Virgin Island, mostly sailing yeah

Omri Shatzman from Israel in China

Christian from Chile in China

Qing Qing from China in China

Zoran from Croatia in Poland, France, Croatia, Italy and Serbia

Lea Sui from China in China

Mya in China and Hong Kong

I look forward to visit more and welcome others


So many and not to be reduced to few words

I love photography, look at my pics on my website

The rest we will explored when we meet

  • culture
  • photography
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • sailing

Music, Movies, and Books

Music, always an essentials to me, movie have to move me and book to bring reflections and wisdom.

And also I believe a movie should awake our sense of responsibilities about our role as citizen of this planet.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spend two days helping an orphanage in Viet Nam, the kids gave me a great lessons of life, even if you have nothing in live a smile worth everything

Sailed in Tahiti and in the British virgin island.

I have been wandering around the globe for 8 years now

I have meet soeur Rose who was a close friend of Jacques Brel in the Marquise Island. That was totally out of this world experience

Teach, Learn, Share

I have learned in my short existence to always put yourself in the shoes of others so you will avoid conflict and misunderstanding.

I have learned to enjoy those small moments.

I have learned in a very difficult way that money does not bring happiness and sometimes will lead you in the wrong path.

I also learned to always put things back where they belong to make your live easier.

I try to share goodness and always will.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China

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