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  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning German, Russian
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I work for a large company. I would ...
  • Educated in the French school system...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

Luton: My room is free to host ONE PERSON MAX (July *2015* for 22 days [3 full weeks] from Sat 11 July 2015 → Sat 01 Aug 2015
*PLEASE get in touch immediately as I am leaving next Friday July 10th ! *

! **Please note my room CAN NOT host more than ONE PERSON at a time (1 host + 1 guest maximum).
Hosting Two is NOT possible.

You are welcome as long as you do not smoke.
*NO SMOKERS ALLOWED (even if they smoke outside). Not negotiable. Period*

ALSO: Read useful info for Luton visitors in the other section of my Profile called My Home...

#CURRENT MISSION: Being happy, making friends ! -

I want to learn how to play chess. So if you know chess and can teach me a little you will make my day !

I've read a few articles about it but its not the same. I am a Face to Face person.


I work for a large international company, but I am also a teacher, a Sworn Translator and a Certified Interpreter for the judiciary.


I often listen to music. I party very little but like hanging out with friends on my days off. I aim to go to bed around 10 pm. I am patient by nature.
I LOVE GOOD FOOD, travelling, music and stories.


Use your best judgement to solve problems.
Immanuel Kant, the great Prussian philosopher, insisted on having lunch every day with a total stranger, to gain a broader perspective of life. That is what Couchsurfing is for me !

Also, IF you smoke you will smell .... and if you smell I do not want you around... especially not in my room. NO SMOKERS ALLOWED. Period.

I also expect you to take a shower every day (sorry, had bad experiences before). Why do some people have to be reminded of such a basic fact? Thank you.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I will gladly help you if I can, to the best of my abilities.


UK of course
Canada. Wonderful people.
Germany. Berlin. Wonderful Friends.
Mexico. Mexico City
Mexico. Guadalajara.
Mexico. Queretaro. Fun !!!


I want to learn how to play chess.

Reading, movies, skydiving, travelling and meeting nice people.

*** French PAIN D'ÉPICE and German LEBKUCHEN would be a truly appreciated gift.

Music, Movies & Books

Every kind of music. I like music. A lot. Especially Blues, Baroque and Electronic

Frederick Forsyth novels *in English*. Bring some if you have any.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have practiced skydiving, hot-air ballooning, explored caves. Skydiving is just fantastic! Travelling to Brazil and across Europe. Watching the Amazon forest and river with my very eyes. I have spent several months in Canada where the geese would fly just 10 metres from my bedroom .

Teach, Learn, Share

Well I *hope* this will make you SMILE

I like sharing stories of the best moments I've had
(e.g. when my next Skydiving / Hot air balloon trip will be, three so far I have done 3)

I want to learn chess moves. So if you know how to play chess and can teach me a little in just a few minutes of your time, you will make my day !

I can teach you how to cook exotic meals from Mexico (the real thing... instead of that horrible Tex Mex!!). No OLD EL PASO here....

There is a good reason why those horrible fast food chains who pretend to serve Mexican food do NOT exist in Mexico...

Urgh! Don't even get me started on the subject .... or maybe I will just tell you here so I don't have to tell you in person:

Burritos and Nachos are NOT Mexican. Neither is Danny Trejo, who cannot even speak Spanish properly -bless him-.

Canadians and Mexicans STRONGLY dislike it when some individuals refer to the United States as AMERICA, because:

America is a CONTINENT, not a Country,
It is called the United States (or the US of A) for a reason.

NO, Mexico is NOT in South America,
not even in Central America.
Mexico is NORTH America.

So, repeat after me: the USA, Canada and Mexico are NORTH america.

Thank you :)

CENTRAL America starts where Mexico ends with Guatemala and Belize... all the way down to where Panama ends.

SOUTH america starts with Colombia and Venezuela all the way down to Chili, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

Now there we go! You can now COUCH SURF and HITCH HIKE throughout America without offending anybody. See how easy it is?

Nos smile :)

What I Can Share With Hosts

Showing you around. Giving useful, practical advice on how to save time and money whilst you are in town. Telling interesting life stories !!

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom

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