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  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 37, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • Elena: freelance writer/ rédactrice indépendante dans une...
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  • From Var, Provence
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About Me


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I was born in Marseille 33 years ago, from a French Hungaro-Spanish mom and a German father and my heart belongs to some long forgotten English magic.
I love northern countries : I can't live without rivers, mists and forests, so I have gladly exchanged the provençal sun for the green harmony of rural Ardèche, but I've brought along the culinary tastes of my childhood, with olive oil and ratatouille!

I love meeting new people, speaking different languages, learning about other cultures and life experiences.


Have you got some hours, a cup of herbal tea from the garden, or a mug from our local beer brewed in Ardèche? We'll speak about philosophy, the meaning of life and the life of Bryan... or perhaps, we'll just sing some songs and go for a swim in the nearby rivers. Sometimes, it tells you more than a thousand speeches...
We are very interested in permaculture : Pierre is a gardener and I work with social and collective intelligence. We'd like to travel around and see different places and initiatives.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


One of my best friends is currently moving around the world and using couchsurfing a lot... She told me about the network and all the nice people she met when she had her flat in Paris.


children (I have 2)
Nature, ecology
Writing and myths (I'm a fanatic reader, and a prolific writer...)
Litterature and music

  • cats
  • writing
  • singing
  • beauty
  • beer
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • magic
  • music
  • swimming
  • ecology
  • languages
  • lakes
  • rivers
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Too many to tell...
it ranks from classics to science-fiction, with a devotion to fantasy and a worshipping of Jane Austen...

It is the same when it comes to music... From folk music to pop, world music and classical too! Feelings and atmospheres, sincerity and talent..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Giving birth to my children. I gave me a taste of infinite...

Cong Abbey in IReland, with its stone bridge and the beauty of the lakes, Skye ISland with its taste of Otherland, the feeling of Old Magic, the Chartreuse of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, where I've worked 2 years, the forest of La Sainte-Baume, sacred place of my childhood. A kid smiling, a cat stretching, an evening by the fireplace, grass just after rain, the clear husthle of a river, the sun falling over the mountains, and so many unaccountable things and moments passed, presend and yet to come...

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Ireland

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