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Overview

  • 78 references 31 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, French, Indonesian; learning French
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Self employed
  • Collège graduate
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About Me

So far my guests come from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Egypt, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden Denmark, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico and Portugal, Iran, Brazil, Argentina and Ukraine, Vietnam, USA, Poland, Mexico....We'd like to host more people especially from the countries not mentioned above not for getting free bed/food but to have discussion and share our culture and our point of view on something and it would be great to get a REFERENCE after you leave my home. We are also clean, we don't drink alcoholic drinks or else, If you send us couch request make sure you don't use drugs otherwise you'll be sorry.

CURRENT MISSION

Our personal project:
We are now planning to build our own small library. We decided this afer some Cs members gave us their novels/books. so we'd be glad if you could donate your books/novel (no matter in what language the books are)
We also have other projects: I've been collecting postcards from long ago, so far I have more than 500 postcards from more than 50 countries....you can help me grow my collection. As for my wife she is colecting fridge magnets from foreign countries.

I AM LOOKING FOR GUESTS/VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ME WITH MY JOB AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER, YOU CAN SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE, NOT ONLY ENGLISH BUT ALSO OTHER THINGS (MAYBE COMPUTER SCIENCE, ARTS, SINGING, ETC)

-Taking my couchsurfing friends to local tourism destinations which are :
Mount Galunggung and Kampung Naga (Dragon village)
- sightseeing to local traditional market
-tasting local food / snack directly at the best places
-visiting batik factory
-joining yoga class
-having discussion
-visiting important buildings
- doing voluntary activity

ABOUT ME

I have a lot of interests:

I enjoy photography, collecting postcards/used tickets/bookmarks. We love dogs, and at our home we have 2 dogs, a small size dog Cihuahua called Cody and and a big size Labrador called Winter. We are non smoking people, so we prefer non smoking people staying at our place. I'm also a polyglot, I understand French, that's why many french stay at my place. I know some basic Italian since this language is related to french. Some people say I'm a "French specialist" :)
After your staying at our place it'd be better if you leave us reference, because we have noticed that some people don't care about it, it sucks!!!
I'm into different topics, I like learning languages, I have good level of English (that's my two cents) and medium level of French, foreign culture really impresses me and so does the food! So far we have met people from France (mostly), Italy, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Russia, Belorussia, Czech Republic, , Sweden, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Egypt..... My favorite topics are music, culture, football, books, films, songs, foreign food, etc. I'm also a gourmand and a gourmet as well, and for that I'm a tripadvisor insider, I write review about restaurants, hotel and tourist attraction I have quite a few readers ..it means I know where to find good food.
We'd like to try your home cooking, as well. We'd be very glad to get souvenir from your own country such as magnetic fridge or postcards/bookmarks for our collection. Last but not least I'm a gourmand so I can show the the best places where to taste great local food even in an off beaten track! Our house is near train station, so it will help you with your mobility.
I'd be very happy to get souvenirs from your own country such as postcards, bookmarks,miniature of perfume, freezer magnet, or snacks

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i knew CS since i read an article about it on a newspaper, since i love making friends so i joined this club

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

1) My family and I stayed at a CS member in Ho Chi Minh in June 2013
2) We also stayed in Hanoi for a week Hanoi in 2013 .

HOSTING 2015
3) Alice Metais --France --in October .
4) Ekaterina and Dimitri --Russia --in November

2016
5) Josep and Rosa Capdevila --Spain in April
6) Ekaterina and Dimitri (again for the second time) but they came
with their newly born baby Istina in April
7) Maurine from Montpellier- France from 7th - 10th June
8) Klas Hermansson (Sweden) and Sarah Hald (Denmark) from 15th-
18th June
9) Ondrej and Monika Lagova --Czech Republic
10th -12th July
10) Saskia Glassmann+Celio Rodriguez with their 2 sons on July
21st
11) Larisa Szolosi ( Romania) and Pietro ( Italy) on July
22nd and 23rd
12) Frederic and Brigitte Herve --Switzerland on July 24th
13) Mae and Vera -- France on August 9th-11th
14) Anna Facchinetti--italy on 18+19 August
15) Guillermo (Puerto Rico) and Perri (Portugal) August 19th
16) Abody --Egypt from September 18th-19th
17) Julia --France from 29-30 september
18) Romaric+Aurelie+their 2 sons from 17-18 Oct

2017
19) Daan & Esmee from The Netherlands from Jan 21st-23rd
20) Meeting up CS members from Iran Mozhde+Peyman on Feb 25th
21) Macarena from (Peru) March1st-3th
22)Julie+Laetitia from France, March 12th-13th
23) Stefania Fois - (Italy)28th-30th March
24) Meeting up with Ignacio Correa (Chile) 2nd May
25) Laura Fernandez (Spain) 7th-8th May
26)Marion+Steven (France)4th-5thJune
27) Aracely Lopes (Brazil)25th-26th June
28) Ava Sissis (August), 2nd july
29) Sandy (Germany), August
30) Roma Navab, Dec29th-30th

2018
31)Meeting antongiulio Mancuso from Italy , Jan 22nd
32) Hosting Parima from Germany, March 28th-30th
33) Meeting up with Tomas Hruska April 7th
34) Being hosted by Eric Yong Fock in Kuala Lumpur-june
35) CS gathering in Penang-June 2018
36) Hosting Clara and Agustin from Argentina Dec 20th-22nd
37) Hosting Dima and Svitlana-26th-28th

2019
38)Hosting Victor Habchy March 18th-19th
39) Hosting Sandra and Felicia, April from Germany,
40) Hosting Tomas Pelc, April from Czech Republic
41) Hosting Vladyslav from Ukraine, 15th-18th June
42) Hosting Minh from Vietnam 6th-8th July
43) Hosting Vicki from USA, 4th-5th August
44)Hosting Pauline from France, 19-21 august
45) Hosting Benjamin Gadrat from France 4th-6th September
46) Hosting Romain Valleux and Geoff Volo, 9th-10th October
47) Hosting Edyta Zelek from Poland, 4th -7th November
48) Hosting Adriana Rojas + Ademir, 29th-30th Dec

2020
49) Hosting Willemien and Jan, Jan 24

RULES STAYING WITH US:

- no smoking in the house
-dress properly
-no drugs
-speak politely
-always be clean
-you have to be friendly with our dog
SINCE WE HAVE A DOG SO MAYBE OUR HOUSE IS NOT AS CLEAN AS YOU EXPECT IT TO BE....

Interests

music,
photography,
good books,
traveling,
collecting postcards/used tickets,
learning languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
Eros Ramazzotti
Zero Assoluto
Max Pezalli
Fonseca
Andrea Bocceli
Ricardo Arjona
Laura Pausini
Mana
Carla Morison
Julieta Venegas
Nek
Enrique Iglesias
Ken Zazpi
Mana
Mont Laferte
Alvaro Soler
Clara Lago
La Oreja de Van Gogh

Books, those from Leo Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Jostein Gaarder, Paulo Coelho....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To have a long train ride from Ho Chi Minh to Ninh Binh which is more than 39 hours, I guess it took the patience of a saint and I thanked god to have been able to pass it!

Joining Couchsurfing gathering in Penang June 2018

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach english and indonesian
magic trick
free wi fi
hosting/being hosted experience

What I Can Share with Hosts

my culture
my hosting experience
magic trick
free wi fi

Countries I’ve Visited

Malaysia, Singapore, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia

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