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Christophe Cung

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

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Overview

  • 33 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish; learning Hindi, Norwegian Nynorsk, Thai
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Foreign Language Teacher, Yoga instr...
  • Bachelor's Degree: Applied Language...
  • From Carcassonne, France (from the green countryside)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

In life you get what you give...

ABOUT ME

I am a simple and open-minded person, curious about smart people and plenty of things. I grew up in a peaceful green environment in Southern France, however I also love to explore and live in chaotic megacities. I have lived in 6 countries, where I worked as a teacher. This rewarding experience has allowed me to meet plenty of people, study languages, social codes. I would be glad to share my experience about that. I am currently based in Madrid, Spain

PHILOSOPHY

Do not plan too much your life. Be a free thinker and honest to yourself. Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, great minds discuss ideas..

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am a follower of the community as long as some events draw my attention,like language swaps, excursions, cultural meetings. I just hang out with people who share something. (Meetings for loud pub crawling are not anymore my cup of tea)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted some global travelers and being hosted too. I have organized and or participated in some events, mainly cultural (cinema screenings, yoga..)

Interests

Arty cinema, meditation, socializing, spirituality,litterature,contemporary art,vegetarian food, chocolate, travels,tango music, dance,wing chung,Hatha Yoga, Laughter Yoga,lacquer works, charities.

Music, Movies & Books

The following are some of my favorite film directors: Kiarostami "Taste of cherry", Fassbinder, Passolini, Kubrick, Renoir, Luis Buñuel,David Lynch "Lost Highway", Mikael Haneke, Tarkovsky,Carlos Reygadas, Lars von Trier, Rosselini,Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Antonioni, Godard, Truffaut "les 400 coups"..... Books: "Animal Farm" (Orwell),Crime and punishment (Dostoievsky), "Les particules elementaires" (Houellebecq),"La ciudad y los perros" (Vargas Llosa) "El senor presidente" (MA Asturias),"Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" (Jorge Amado), Harold Pinter plays. JL Borges....Bhagavad Gita. Ashtavakra Gita.

Books: Chekhov, Orwell, Houellebecq, Kafka,Beckett, Wilde, Dostoevsky, Vargas Llosa, Cocteau,Camus, Felisberto Hernandez. Indian philosophy (Ashtavakra...) Art: Dali, Bacon,Chagal,Klimt,Hirst... and plenty of unknown artists

Music: Happy Mondays,Gotan Project,Charlatans, Wagner,Prodigy,Mussorgsky,Pugliese,Chemical Brothers,Serge Gainsbourg , Acid-Jazz, Adonira Barbosa

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Stayed in silence for many days (Meditation) Participated as a actor-dancer in a Bollywood film (Mumbai, India) Getting lost in a huge Chicago inner-city at night Giving up my comfort zone , and quite happy about this choice...

Teach, Learn, Share

I am crazy about arty and documentary films (Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Cannes Film Festivals) I like performing arts (from opera to underground theatre) I can share my knowledge on languages, being a teacher by profession. Also I am a spiritual person (vegetarian, practising yoga, do not drink alcohol, do not smoke..but I try to be funny too ha!!ha!!)

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Belgium, India, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom

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