Jacynthe Poisson

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Studying law (don't be afraid, I'm an activist), previous...
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  • From Trois-Rivieres, then Montreal, Québec, Canada
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About Me


Learning about myself, nature and the world to improve it slowly :)


A little bit about us (as much as what can be transmitted by written words, which is...not much!)

I'm 26, I am canadian, I speak first french, after english and finally spanish, which I learned traveling through Mexico, central and south america! So an important thing about me: I LOVE traveling like enveryone else here. My target now while I am traveling: to learn as much as I can, meet people, improve myself and my community on the long term. I studied law because I see it as a powerful tool for helping people and changing my society.I did volunteer work in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mali and lately Cambodia in a women's rights NGO. Now, I work in a legal clinic for homeless people in Montreal, Canada.

I love dancing, cooking, biking, discover every cultural event in montreal, make new friends etc... I think I have various personalities : I can sometimes be a workholic, studying or rushing one of my crazy law projets, while other times partying and chilling for days!

That;s a little bit about me!


I am actually trying to learn as much as I can from people I meet traveling or simply living, I think my life philosophy will always be in progress.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I hosted many couchsurfers through the profile of my twin sister Maryse, I loved every experience! I did some couchsurfing around the Balkans and I loved it! I love helping other travelers, I think It;s all about karma: giving and receiving with openess, this is CS :)


TOO MANY! I often feels like I would need 24hours of action every day, no sleep! Apart from studying and working, I dedicate a lot of time to political and social activism in many areas: human rights, right to protest, the student mouvement, homeless rights, etc. I spend the rest seeing friends, camping, biking, reading, cooking, and meeting new people!

Music, Movies, and Books

I love world beat, folk, dubb, reggea, etc. I love dancing with a few people in a house or with hundreds in a party! I love reading philosophical or historical books, but I need more inspiration !

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

MmMmMmm I have done some crazy-stupid things traveling, such as crossing all Guatemala on a chicken bus during three days to save 20$, escaladé des montagnes péruviennes avec des israéliens sortis de l'armée beaucoup trop en forme, passé deux mois à zigzaguer entre les tuk-tuk dans les rues de Phnom Penh le pied dans le plâtre, fait de la filature avec la police mexicaine pour retracer ma caméra volée, bref, que d'histoires qui se racontent mieux en face-à-face. What I always remember the most are always the same though: people and nature. I can spend days hiking and camping, or days discovering new people.

Teach, Learn, Share

I think as a host and as a couchsurfer it is super important to express what we expect from the CS experience. As a host, I love receiving independant, open-minded, creative, respectful people. Bring as much food as you eat in our fridge (or a little more) and fell welcome to all our activities!

Couchsurfing for me is not a free bed, but a free human experience. If I write to you to couchsurf, it's because I feel we can connect, share and learn from each other. I have not done so much CS myself so I intend to act like what I expect from when I was hosting!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, Nicaragua, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cambodia, Canada, Mexico, Spain

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