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Françoise BEVILLARD

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 42 Positive References
  • Fluent in French; learning English, German, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • pharmacist
  • Globe traveler
  • From Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne France
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

traveling and finding a PhD

ABOUT ME

I recently graduated from pharmacy school and am now writing up a thesis in Marine Natural Products research.

I self-diagnosed a strange disease I caught about 10 years ago when I stoped being a child, and it's called The travel-dependancy which main symptom consists of very hitching feet.

Despite my laid-back appearance, deeper inside I am more like an anxious person who fears routine and boredness.
Impatient to discover, impatient to search for new things, impatient to LEARN more, these are the qualities/defaults that drove me to a scientific research career.

For the social part, the way I see life is to live throughout people. I believe any single person that crosses your path, will definitly bring something in your life. May it be a talk, a comment, or a single sign, either you realize it or not.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like the idea of leaving and meet someone (local or traveler) keen on sharing your way, your time etc...
Until now I have made good friends by meeting CSers on the road, and so far I have experienced all the people I met always had loooooong discussion to talk about, relating to our common interest : traveling ! I love to hear people telling me stories of what they have lived somewhere, where they come from, how it goes on their own culture etc ...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

This might seem boring but I don't how better to show my gratefulness for all the amazing CSers I shared my life with than detailing their names in that section.

- Surfed:
Aaron from Canada, in Amsterdam.
Abe from the US, in Queenstown, New-Zealand
Nate in Queenstown, New-Zealand
Sophie from England, in Queenstown.
Olivier in Nimes, France
Michel in Nimes, France
Eyal in Fairbanks, Alaska
Katie in Fairbanks, Alaska

- Hosted in Clermont, Caen and New-Zealand

Jérémy from France
Emily from the US, in New-Zealand.
Thibault from Nice, France
Marc and Aitor from Barcelona, Spain
Marius from Germany
Jye and Dan from York, UK
Marie from Rennes, France
Sabine from Germany.
... and these 2 mexican girls who posted an emergency message on Paris CS group in the middle of a winter night !

Interests

Outdoor sports, especially scuba diving, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, horse riding, and I also like martial arts, fencing and social dance.

Chemistry and, human/animal biology, plants, medicines.

Foreign languages: especially german and english and I recently started spanish

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Latin and raggae, ska

Movies:
Into the wild
The Big Blue

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Summer 2013 I spent 6 weeks in a canoe in Alaska floating along the Tanana river, from Fairbanks to Manley Hotsprings and then hiked in the wilderness center of Denali National Park; with a beautiful CSer I had met in New Zealand the year before.

7 hours hiking in the frozen cold of winter to reach hot springs at night and enjoy a very hot bath under the milky way before sleeping in a hut, in the South Island of New-Zealand with CouchSurfers I met on this website.

AURORA AUSTRALIS (southern lights) was one of the dreams of my life and I made it real in New Zealand with a 2 hours drive in the middle of the night to be on time in the Catlins cliffs and watch this amazing and spectacular show with friends. One of the best time of my life.

wild camping in Spain,and the Abbruzi mountains in Italy

During my free time I work as a group leader for french teenagers social summer camps. It's very similar to scouts but without religion and the idea is to teach the youngs to become backpackers. For 3 weeks, we move along a country, place to place with local transportation, carrying tents, kitchen tools, we set up camps at night and cook our own food by the fire. During the days, we learn together how to find our way to the next destination, how to find the interesting things to do. We (adults) create games in order to encourage the teens to meet the locals and ask informations about the country and the culture. I managed three of these camps in Italy, Greece and Azores islands.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I like to talk about my stories in the far North and other places and I love to be counted stories of life adventures and what motivates people to break the routine and follow their desires.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Martinique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

France, Germany, New Zealand

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