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In life you get what you give...
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
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 part time 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)
I have hosted some global travelers and being hosted too.
I have organized and or participated in some events, mainly cultural (cinema screenings, yoga..)
Arty cinema, meditation,charities, socializing, spirituality,litterature,contemporary art, urban art,vegetarian food, chocolate, travels,tango music, dance,wing chung,Hatha Yoga, Laughter Yoga.
- performing arts
- contemporary art
- film festivals
- pub crawls
Music, Movies, and 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 one week (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 Lived In
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, India, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom