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Overview

  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Malagasy, Spanish
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Scientist
  • PhD
  • From Marseille (France)
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To know the world and its people.

ABOUT ME

I traveled a lot and try to maintain a foot on each continent, at least in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. I love big cities and big mountains, opera and skying. I want to live 100 years to know more about our planet. I teach in a liberal art college and write papers about deforestation and climate change.

PHILOSOPHY

Pragmatic idealism.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Every place is a great place as soon as we meet great people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Not yet, but I was hosted by Danish people in Copenhagen, though a similar system (New Life Copenhagen), during the climate conference in December 2009. Hi Hanne and Jens !!

Interests

Traveling, skying, jazz clubs, New York City, Carnegie Hall, dancing.

  • arts
  • dancing
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • opera
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:
- Trust (Hal Hartley).
- Sunrise (Murnau).
- Mr Smith goes to Washington (Frank Capra).
- Adam's Rib (Georges Cukor)
- 12 angry men (Sydney Lumet).
Music:
- Coltrane: A love supreme.
- Nina Simone: Sinnerman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn5tiuZU4JI
- Maria Callas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXQvPwYYVBI
- Chopin/Cziffra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf2accwGEaU
- Fania All Star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m08Kdc3Y7-I&feature=related
Books:
- Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
- Foucault: the birth of the prisons.
- Dostoevski: the idiot.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Berlin, November 1989: the fall of the wall.
- Washington DC, January 2009: the Obama inauguration.

Teach, Learn, Share

Environmental conservation, North-South relationships, globalization, epistemology, Latin and African music, skying.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Burundi, France, Laos, Madagascar, Nicaragua, United States, Viet Nam

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