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Mr Emmanuel Girard

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Arabic, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Spread the happiness
  • Degree in humanitarian logistics - B...
  • From I was born in Nantes, France.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Try to make this place a better world

ABOUT ME

It took me 4 years to understand that am a Couch Surfer! Better late than never! My previous website was not as good as Couch Surfing...but I won't give you the name of it for respect to its creator...even if actually, as it was created after Couch Surfing website, I think he copied its concept!!!

I work for an Non Governemental Organization called "Doctors Without Borders" or MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres). Even if sometimes this work is a bit hard and dangerous, I love it! After 5 years spending here or there in humanitarian missions, I tried to spend the whole year in France...then left for a mission in Haiti 6 months later! I like what I studied during this last year (business and marketing) but I won't change my job for another one yet!

Feel free to visit my profile on my previous website. The link of it is on my "website" link from Couch Surfing. You could find on it about 200 photos from my trips.

I hope to see you soon ;-)

PHILOSOPHY

"Each one is right from its own point of view, but it is not impossible that everyone is wrong"-Gandhi.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I don't have any yet...but I can tell you that Doctors Without Borders is a direct concurent from Coach Surfing!

Interests

To make the difference everyday.

Music, Movies & Books

Crash, Heat, Snatch, Malcom X, Rwanda's Hotel, Caramel, Catch me if you can, Stranger than fiction, Slumdog Millionaire, Yacoubian Hotel, Milh hadha al bahr-le sel de la mer, Bikur ha Tizmoret- La visite de la fanfare, ...

N'Dombolo, Makossa, Zouk, Zouglou, Arabic, Rai, Soul, Jazz, Classic, Rumba, Salsa, Indian, Debka,... Extra Musica, Koffi Olomidé, Marvin Gaye, Fairuz, George Wassouf, Supertramp, Sting, Wu Tang,...

The Alchimist, the geopolitics of emotion, Francafrique, ...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I flew in Democratic Republic of Congo and I am still alive!

We set up a cholera camp in South Sudan in a mines field located in the bush, unsafe territory, surrounded by militaries and without any proper means of communication...but we managed!

I have rarely seen such team spirit like during my mission in Haiti.

Winning trials against clubs, housing owners and employers (even L'Oreal...because it worthed it!)who applied racial discrimations in France.

Colombians dancing salsa (even on the roads!) in Cali.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach french to people interested. I can try to fix your car if you are in need (lol). I am not a great dancer but I am sure I can teach you many african moves (Ivoirian, Congolese, Cameroonese, West Indies, etc.)

I would love to learn any kind of Debka, and to find a good salsa teacher (I forgot my steps despite a salsa week training during the Cali feria in Colombia :-(

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Tanzania, United Republic of, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, France, Haiti, India, Sudan

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