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  • 9 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 69, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Retired - Retraité
  • University - Université (First and s...
  • From Near Nicolet in Quebec
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About Me


To understand the world by meeting people with different cultures as well with different views, interests and goals.


I am retired. I take time to live and even to do nothing if I wish. I am very curious on almost every subject. Open minded and easy to get on with. In my productive years, I worked as teacher in biology (physiology), pharmaceutical sales representative. I had some businesses (real estate and travel). In the last 15 years, I worked in accounting and financial departments in health organizations.


Live and let live. The cheapest lifting: to laugh "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" (Churchill) "I can resist anything except temptation" (Oscar Wilde)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


New since beginning of april 2010)


First time in London June 2010


Travel, history, geography, architecture, music, philosophy, religion... Every new technology.

Music, Movies & Books

Films and tv: -Documentaries by Michael Moore -Documentaries by Estela Bravo -Films made in Quebec and France -Films by Martin Scorsese -Luther (with Joseph Fiennes) -Midnight in Paris (by Woodie Allen) -Others to come......

Music: -Almost everything in the sixteens and the seventies -Selective in the last 30 years -Jazz, blues (no hiphop, rap, etc..), folk, classical soul, soft rock, latin, new flamenco, country Some selections: Dave Brubeck - Take Five http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (The Orginal Song From The Albom) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRgWBN8yt_E Zucchero & Miles Davis - Dune Mosse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3hsv62onA Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo - Quizas Quizas Quizas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEQpp2xvWY0 Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUSzL2leaFM Mark Knopfler - Brothers in arms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbZRbBskloE James Last - Orange Blossom Special http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKmsMEBtrmU Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ The Mavericks - All you ever do is bring me down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGx7VTOoTaI Orchesta Los Player's - Siboney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmV_RtUvt7A Alejandro Fernandez - Si nos dejan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmKBd4TpSWI Perez Prado - Patricia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UmWsOboKg4 Lou Bega Mambo No 5 A Little Bit Of Official Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aFW-vYyN3M Samba Pa Ti - Santana (Live in Mexico) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACdwCIld3kE Alain Barriere & Noelle Cordier - Tu T`en Vas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg6y4O-m7Zc Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Berkin - Je T´aime moi non plus (Subtitulos Español) & Lyric http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySlFxjxj6M The Eagles - Tequila Sunrise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws-YqUcD0LY Waldo de los Rios - Mozart Serenade No. 13 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCLE5SzZpjQ Waldo de los Rios - Mozart Symphonie No. 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOXYlPpRLmM Van Morrison (with The Band) - Comfortably numb - The wall (Live in Berlin 1990) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGOTJyE5JPM Sinéad O'Connor (with Roger Water and The Band) - Mother - The wall (Live in Berlin 1990) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRA2eJUhwqU David Gilmour - Coming back to life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCSFz_YycYA Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLKiMbC6s2k&feature=related Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Con te partiro (Timeless - Time to say goodbye) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl9WMIPzd6w&feature=related Sarah Brightman Don't Cry For Me Argentina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZziK9yqgV5c Procol Harum - A whiter shade of pale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jJ1ORIOes ANDRE RIEU & JSO - CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_hDl2M6MXk Andre Rieu - My way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk3-cJCDQ0c The Moody Blues - Nights in white Satin (Live at Montreux 1997) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WowW5ghynT8 Bon Jovi - Bed Of Roses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvR60Wg9R7Q Zucchero and Pavarotti - Miserere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEyFacD-PMA Paul Darai

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Northern lights in Chisasibi, James Bay area, Northern Quebec while living there in 1982-1984 -Dining at the restaurant on the second floor of La Tour Eiffel -La Quebrada Cliff Divers of Acapulco -Bullfighting in Acapulco -Cockfighting in La Guadeloupe -Formula 1 in Montreal -Pink Floyd show in Montreal and again The Australian Pink Floyd show 2 months later in Quebec City. -4 times in Cuba on a period of 4 months (2009-2010) -Stopped smoking on Dec 23rd 2001 -Destruction of World Trade Center in New York (seen on tv) -Murder of JFK (seen on tv) -This.. done for one of my friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w29yZ5EN1bc -Landscape in Ronda (Andalusia Spain)April 2010 Breathtaking -The Atomium in Brussels (june 2010) -The London Eye (june 2010) -Many more....!

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing what I know

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In


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