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Overview

  • 13 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Korean, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Directing a landscape & garden design company
  • Master Degree in International Affairs & Negotiations
  • From Colmar, Grand Est, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Cultivate happiness and spread it !

ABOUT ME

I'm 31, and a travelling and Nature lover. Not just that I love doing so but it became a need since some time. Going around the globe to discover cultures and try to learn from them to always get better and even maybe wiser someday, that's a part of my way of life !

I also love taking time to contemplate Nature and beauty in all of its forms.

About my hobbies, here are some of them: whaterver can be close to flying (plane, skydive, paragliding...), riding: MBK, catamaran, rafting, wake board. And some less active but more emotional like attending art exhibitions, going to the movie or the theatre..

To be able to share about it, here are the places where I've been :
Africa: Gabon, Morocco
America: US: Georgia, North Carolina
Asia: Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Swiss, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK and Turkey

PHILOSOPHY

Live to travel and travel to live

"Go evrywhere, eat everything" (Penny Zine)

Carpe Diem (many quote it, a few try to actually do it)

The more I open myself to the world, the more the world opens itself to me

Always forward, never straight (alternative mindset)

You think adventure is dangerous? Try routine. It's lethal. - Paulo Coelho

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge (D.J. Boorstin)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love welcoming people in Paris and around its rich suburb, and offer them an opportunity to discover different faces of the city and it's subburb.

So far, I hosted many people and only experienced a lill bit of being hosted by others but it has always been positive experiences.

Interests

Cultures, Art (particularly photography), Food, Chocolate, politics, sociology, business...
And as for street art, I publish what I shoot and what I like there : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wabi-Sabi-by-Guillaume-Bompeix/281742628555264?ref=hl

  • arts
  • street art
  • photography
  • beauty
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • flying
  • politics
  • traveling
  • skydiving
  • paragliding
  • business
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

stereomood.com spotify to listen to everything, and then a freaking great variety of bands like: Fauve, Moriarty, Edith Piaf, Louis Amstrong, Nina Simone, Bosco Rogers, Justice, Anais, LSD Pro, Mackelmore, Luke, Gotye, DEVO, R.wan, Java, Chinese Man Records, 50cent, Cypress Hill, CocoRosie, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, RY X, Bar9, Vaski, Goldfrapp, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, ACDC, Lofofora, Slipknot, Korn, Desmond Dekker, Milky Chance, Paolo Conte, Daft Punk, Madeleine Peyroux ... and plenty of others ! Music a mood creator to me ;-)

I like many authors quite different from each other such as Francis Hallé, Peter Wohlleben, Henriette WALTER et Pierre AVENAS, Maja Kooitstra et Benjamin Stassen, Antoine Bello, Maxime Chattam, Alex Frankel, Paolo Coelho, Stephane Hessel, Irwin Welsh, Kevin Dutton...

As for movies and series.. same story than with music so just a sample of my faves would give : Il était une forêt, Black Mirror, La mécanique de l'Ombre, Normandie Nue, Médecin de campagne, The Queen, Le sens de la Fête, Polisse, Contre enquête, Designated Survivor, The Assasination of Jesse James, Snatch, Fight Club, Amadeus, The Million Dollar Hotel, Buried, Trainspotting, American History X, Will Hunting, Sin City, Flight, Home...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The first thing coming to my mind is this day I spent with a sādhu (sort of indian priest) on a tiny island over the Ganges river, next to Haridwar (India).
We spent the day silently as he made a silence vow but we shared so many things through the look, the smile, the gesture, the times of prayer.. It's impossible to me to type a description of this experience, but if you come over I'd love to share it with you!

Teach, Learn, Share

Foreign cultures undurstanding, International Business, negotiation, cooking: preferably pastries... I like to share about my experiences abroad.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Tips and tricks about Paris, advices about places to visit and best schedules to do so. I can share a lot about food since I'm a serious case on that matter ! And on course, for those loving Nature, I can share with you our regional treasures and trust me there are soooo mannyyy of them !

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Gabon, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Gabon, India, Nepal, South Korea, Switzerland

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