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Francois Horion

Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Business Analyst, tennis coach, frui...
  • Nancy Business School (France)
  • From Ernee, 53, France
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live new experiences to avoid getting old too fast

ABOUT ME

I like new experiences and meeting people who I can have good laughs and meaningful conversations with.
I try to be generous, honest and funny but sometimes I try too hard to be funny and it does not work.
Enjoy volunteering and do things instead of watching them (tennis official, would play sports instead of watching them on TV, volunteer for Greenpeace, Rifcom and ActionAid in the past).

Still looking for a meaningful job.

PHILOSOPHY

I try to be happy and make people around me happy. I try to be generous with my time by volunteering and being involved with the community. Getting out of my comfort zone is a great way to know myself and the others.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Let people surf my couch when I can. Try to recommend places to go and show people around.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

1 week as a couch surfer in Wellington / Christchurch.
I hosted in Auckland / Wellington and Andalusia near Gibraltar.

Interests

I enjoy playing tennis (am also tennis umpire), basketball, hiking, travelling.
Going to rock gigs, listen to music. I am a big fan of Neil Young and classic rock (Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Clapton, ROlling Stones...), Van Morrison, Ben Harper, Goran Bregovic, Smashing Pumpkins. Some jazz (Gene Harris, Grant Green), reading (French, Paul Auster, David Foster Wallace, Ben Elton, Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Franzen), cinema

Music, Movies & Books

David Lynch, Cohen Brothers, Emir Kusturica, Wes Anderson

Favourite authors: French like Saint-Exupery, Daniel Pennac.
American: Steinbeck, Paul Auster, Jonathan Franzen, David Foster Wallace
And also: Ben Elton, Dostoievski,Umberto Eco...
Favourite music: Neil Young, Ben Harper, The Kinks, Nich Cave, Eric Clapton; Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, soul, Stevie Wonder, some hip hop, Faith No More techno when I am drunk...

Things that make me laugh: Monthy Python, Flights of the conchords, Black Books, the League of Gentlemen, Les Nuls, Les Inconnus, Summer High Heights,
Series: Twin Peaks, Deadwood, The Wire

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I surprised myself when I left France to travel in Australia and eventually spent 4 years there!!

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach (or at least try to): tennis, French, Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Powerpoint (how exciting!!)

Would like to learn: HTML and CSS, practice German and Spanish, windsurfing

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