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i like the idea of sharing homes with travelers
ABOUT me i have been living in Thailand over 30 years.
i have studied Thai, Lao and Burmese languages. I can read and write Thai. I like the diversity of Southeast Asia.
see my website : www.apsaraventure.com
I have written a book in French about the ethnic Karen of Thailand :
I hitch hiked in Australia. i also traveled around New-Zealand, did a the route burn track.
Hitch-hiking is a good way to meet local people.
i also like to go to India.
Nepal and Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. On Reunion island, I did paragliding and hiked.
I know French sign language. I took a course in French sign language. My parents are deaf.
I've hosted a couple of young deaf backpackers in Thailand .
i am familiar with school for deaf in Bangkok.
In Laos, i've worked as interpreter French-Lao for ARTE and Swiss TV on a documentaries about elephants and ecotourism projects.
i love the concept of Gibbon experience in Bokeo. we did zip line above the jungle.
curious of other cultures
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
i live in a house in the outskirts of Bangkok near canals and orchards.
movies, theater, traveling, reading, trekking in the Himalayas, talking to people. In Thailand, i often go to Thai film archives.
When i am in France in the summer, i go to festivals such as documentaries festival in Lussas (South France), theater festival in Avignon.
i organize trekking off the beaten tracks in Thailand and before in Burma .
i am fond of Southeast Asia especially Burma, Thailand and Laos.
- scuba diving
- track and field
- sign language
Music, Movies, and Books
Le rapport de Brodeck de Philippe Claudel
Le portail de Francois Bizot
Fous de l'Inde de Regis Airault
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
gliding over the Swiss Alps in a glider, skydiving in France, scuba diving in Thailand and in the Philippines.
visiting a school for deaf in Bangkok with a French deaf as i am concerned by deaf world cause both of my parents are deaf.
- in Hawaii : trekking along the Kalalau trail on Kauai island.
- hiking on Big island volcano early morning to see lava flowing.
- California : Yosemite and San Francisco. Portugal: Lisboa and Alentejo.
- flying over the old capital of Pagan (Burma) on a balloon.
- snorkeling in Raja ampat in Indonesia the best i have ever seen!
- International puppet festival in Bangkok Nov.2014 great shows from Ireland, Portugal
- watching great documentaries in a film festival in South of France.
Teach, Learn, Share
i can teach Thai to foreigners.
in Nonthaburi where i live in the outskirts of Bangkok, there is a nice floating market.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Réunion, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Japan, Thailand