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Hervé Gontier

Vincennes, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Traveler
  • Master in Economy and graphic design
  • From Paris
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discover the world and learn from it

ABOUT ME

Hello Couchsurfers !

My name is Hervé, I'am 27 years old. I graduated few years ago after what I started my own company. One day I decided to realize my oldest dream : Travel the world.

I live in Vincennes, a calm city close to Paris in France.
I started this trip at the beginning of February 2013 ! My first Destination was Greece (Athens). While you are reading my profile, I could be in Cairo, New Delhi, Bangkok, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Mexico or another city with my backpack.

I'm doing this trip on my own because it's the best way to meet new people ! Love to be in front of new cultures and find out the way that life runs in different places of the globe.

If you planned to travel in France, I will be glade to help you !
Of course, I always have time to teach French ;)

Hope to see you soon

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/herve.gontier.5

PHILOSOPHY

"No pain, No gain"

"Carpe diem"

"On voyage pour changer, non de lieu, mais d'idees." Hippolyte Taine

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Doing as much as possible for couchsurfers.
You can trust me, I'm a reliable guy, if you help me, I will do my best to help you back.

I've been spreading stories of my couchsurfing experience around my friends and some of them have signed up and still use it

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My couchsurfing experience began when I started my world tour in february 2013, living exiting adventures while traveling.
So far, I've always had very interesting experiences and some really amazing ones, you have no idea !

Interests

Music Festivals
Charity works
Reading
Photography
Sport (swimming,snowboarding, surfing, running, playing tennis and golf)
Hiking
Discover new cultures and meet people

Music, Movies & Books

The list would be too long, this are some of my favorite

Authors : George R. R. Martin, George Lucas, Primo Levi, Beigbeder, Jules Verne, Balzac, Camus, Diderot, Yourcenar, Dumas...

Directors : Peter Jackson, David Fincher, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, J. J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Coen brothers, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Michael Moore (I love documentaries)…

I would suggest you to watch "Amélie" if you haven't yet. The film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I started a world tour 2 years ago with no plans and I'm still on the road…I love spontaneous traveling !!

One of the best experience I had in my world tour was to ride a motorbike with another great traveler from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in Vietnam.

Sleeping on the great wall of Beijing was also a great experience

Oh... almost forgot ! I have been to the moon, twice :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to teach French or some good recipes
I love sport and I'm quite good in tennis, golf, swimming, table tennis so if you need to practice, I'm your guy

I have a master degree in Web marketing so if you need help for your website, I'm your guy.

I'm curious to know other languages, I speak english quite well but I always need to practice to improve it.

Willing to share my knowledges about travel, cinema, music or books

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

France, Japan

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