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  • 12 references 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Former Mechanical Engineer turned humanitarian-aid worker
  • No education listed
  • From A small countryside village north of Paris, France
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About Me



I grew up in the countryside and now work in the Paris area, where I've been living for the past 12 years. In the meantime, I studied a bit in Sweden, worked in the US and China and I've especially had my good share of travels.
I'm just curious, like to discover new places, keep learning things all the time, meet new people... benefit from each and everyone's experience to enrich mine.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Ingénieur dans le privé pendant plusieurs années, j'ai finalement tout plaqué pour m'offrir une nouvelle vie dans l'humanitaire. Désormais expatrié pour une ONG, je repasse par Paris pour quelques jours entre les missions. Je suis donc de retour sur CS après quelques années d'absence, parce que tant qu' à être à Paris autant rendre l'expérience agréable en rencontrant des nouvelles têtes, découvrant des nouveaux lieux...


It's an interesting way to connect with new people, discover and experience new things, simply share.


Travelling, photography, world history and politics, cultures, sciences and cracking jokes once in a while...

  • photography
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • hiking
  • history
  • meet people

Music, Movies, and Books

My favorite books: The grapes of wrath (Steinbeck), The city of joy (Lapierre), One thousand splendid suns (Hosseini), 1984 (Orwell), Into the wild (Krakauer), The hitch hicker's guide to the galaxy (Adams)

Music: Mostly Jazz-Rock, World jazz, funk and good rock oldies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Slept on the great wall, swam with whale sharks, got pissed beyond belief on a bus, bargained fines with the cops, finished a 3-day hike in 5 after getting lost in the bloody mountain, climbed the wall of my hotel to get to my room past closing time, nearly drowned while swimming when I saw a shark which turned out to be a harmless dolphin, slept in the open facing the midnight sun, woke up surrounded by a herd of yaks on some other occasion, shared a room with a massive tarantula, lost my LP on the first day of a trip, went out to the pub and forgot my hat and gloves while it was freaking -40° outside, saw Lenin on his death bed as well as the perfect sunrise over Bromo volcano...

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, once I taught a bunch of CSers how to fix frog legs... if you're up for it... I mean it actually tastes pretty good ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Lots of travel stories...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Central African Republic, China, France, Haiti, Iraq, Mali, Sweden, Ukraine, United States

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