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Travelling is my first passion. Since forever, I have always found a new purpose, a new idea of project to discover the world (volunteering, studies, work, languages immersion). And I work hard to make it happen!
I truly need to be out of my confort zone and learn from other cultures. I like to meet people from everywhere and share experiences. I am an open mind, easygoing person, social, positive, curious, funny, passionate, honest and respectful.
Even if I am a very organized person, I don't like to plan my itinerary of travel that much in advance, I let it open to go with the flow! This is my lifestyle: following my instinct and live the adventure!
I am presently tour manager for an international dance company, but I work as well on freelance as a stage manager and production manager for many companies and as a production teacher in a theatre school. I am interested in any kinds of arts that is live onstage (theatre, circus, dance, music, etc). That's my other way to travel: arts!
Don't worry, be happy!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I actually start to ''surf'' in 2009, my very first experience was in Europe, using a friend profile (we were Csurfing as a group). I kind of fall in love with the concept of CS for its community. Then I went to a few CS meetings in my city (Montreal) and finally got my own profile to travel on my own.
Whatever the country I visit, I always try to have CS experience or at least having a beer with folks or participate to activities. I consider myself as part of the ''old generation'' of CSfers, the one that truly wants to meet people and not only have a free bed. I believe to this community.
I have travelled in different conditions (sleeping on the floor is not a big deal for me!) and I like the surprises of travel! I believe that staying in a local place, even if its only a few days, is the best way to learn about the local culture of the new country I visit. Recently, I had very good vibes in Central America, and I all my best memories are the people I have met.
While I am not travelling, I am pretty active in my own city, Montreal. I organized and/or went to a lot of activities in the past 6 years, like: monthly meetings, international meals, festivals nights, partys, languages meetings, outdoors activities, photo rallyes, etc! I also help people to find a job/place to live or activities to do locally in the forum or Couchsurfing - Montreal FB group.
I also have received a few folks at my place, and each time I was doing my best to make their stay unforgettable (preparing local food, showing them my neighbourhood or driving them outside the city for a special activity).
As mentioned previously, I like arts in general. Theatre and contemporary circus are my favorite, but I also enjoy movies, live music and dance festivals. I do some photography and I like reading and architecture.
Travelling is my passion. I like being lost in the cities, explore the nature and learn about culture. I have a big interest for languages and especially practice conversation in English or Spanish (or teach you my mother tongue, French!)
I LOVE food (eating and also preparing), going out with friends, and especially drinking beer in a pub!
I am more an outdoor lover than a city person, so I would enjoy any activity in the nature like trekking, climbing, biking, camping, swimming, surfing and more! I also practice yoga and zumba!
I am a nature lover. Taking care of the environment is very important for me, especially since we have heard about the climate change in the past years. I try do do my best (Recycling, Composting) and recently I have became addicted to the zero waste movement (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot - and only in that order).
- team sports
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: I listen to A LOT of different kind of styles!
- indie-rock (Radiohead, Arcade fire, Eddie Veder, Beirut, Modest Mouse)
- reggae (Bob Marley!!!!)
- electronic music (Caribou, Four tet. Bonobo, Daft Punk)
- world music (latina, indian, mediteranean)
- alternative rock from the 90' (Pearl Jam, Our lady Peace, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- ska/punk (The Cat Empire, Planet Smashers, Goldfinger, Millencollin)
- classic rock (Queen, The Beatles, Supertramp, Pink Floyd)
- and of course Québec music (Karkwa, Dumas, Lisa Leblanc, Les Colocs, Loco Locasse, Les Cowboys fringants and more...)
- Into the Wild
- Motorcycle Diaries
- Jeu d'enfants
- L'auberge espagnole / Les poupées russes / Casse-tête chinois
- Before Sunrise / Before Sunset / Before Midnight
- Six feet Under
- How I met your mother
- The Walking dead
BOOKS (sorry a lot of french here!)
- Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul
- L'ombre du vent
- La nuit des temps
- L'espionne de Tanger
- Life of Pi
- La Frousse autour du monde (I, II, III, IV)
- Into the Wild
- Che Guevara
- travel guides...!!!!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Flight over the Andes in Peru
- Boat trip in the San Blas Islands, Panama
- Living in poor family in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Peru (learn a lot about life meeting these amazing families)
- Sandbording in Huacachina
- Diving with sharks and fishes in Belize and Honduras
- Roadtrip in many beautiful places in Canada like the rockies and the maritimes
- A million bats going out from a cave at the same moment, Grutas de Lanquin, Guatemala
- Volcano bording, Cerro Negro, in Nicaragua
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you funny French expressions from Quebec!!! :)
Or share a local meal from my country (I prepare very good food!)
I am specialized in arts management, and if I can help someone, it would be a pleasure for me to share my knowledges. I can tech you production design or management (stuff like lighting, video and sound design, or how to organize a show or tour from A to Z!).
I would like to learn more about culture and languages. It is an inspiration for my work and my life of all days. If you are a Spanish or English speaker, we could practice conversation, or if you know other languages, I will be very happy to learn the basics!
What I Can Share with Hosts
A sofa in my apartment!!!
A drive to a nice place!
A local meal!
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In