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Hospitality exchanges and friendship with parents of Catalan-speaking children
I am hybrid between a full time husband and father of tree (little girls), a writer, a geek and a Catalan independentist. I am also somehow anticapitalist, pataphysicist and gnostic Christian.
I think a place on earth is ok if it permits access to cheap books and cheap booze.
"To be anarchist is to become aware of your own value, to rise above the stupid and coward crowd, living outside its rules" (the Group of Nantes)
"Liberté, Amour, Anarchie"
"La llibertat és un esguard canviat"
"Whilst thou don't harm, do what thou wilt"
"Moi est un autre" (Rimbaud)
"We are against the death" (a Dada Manifesto)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I went to Catalonia in August 2009 with my 4 yo daughter. We had two wonderful CS experiences + meeting another CS friend and a negative one (the person supposed to host us dropped us at the last minute). In 2010 and 2011 I repeated the experience and the result was absolutely positive (another host in Catalonia).We also hosted a Catalan and a British family in 2010 and 2011, and it was absolutely positive in both cases.
In 2012 we got back to our Catalan friends in Lleida for a wonderful holiday.
In july and august, we made a European trip by car and CS, Paris-Marseille-Velo d'Astico-Ljubljana-Senta-Dimitrovgrad-Pomorie-Bucharest-Timisoara-Zsambok-Bratislava-Rehetobel-Luxemburg-France... Great travel, great people, great experience for us and our children!
At the end of 2012, Elise and I discovered the fairy lights of Copenhagen and the hospitable couch of Lars.
In 2013, a nice flammish belgian family surfed our couch for one night.
July 2013: we where hosted in the Montseny (Catalonia), Sevilla (Andalusia, Spain) and Ile d'Oléron (France). All three experiences were great!
- the Catalan language and identity
- subversive literature, music and other Arts
- learning languages
Visited countries: visited 28 states (12.4%)Create your own visited map of The World or jurisdische veraling duits?
Music, Movies, and Books
Mentors & Idols: Corto Maltese, Tristan Tzara, Pompeu Fabra, William Penn, Alexandra David-Néel, Piotr Alexéievitch Kropotkin.Music : Sex Pistols, Nirvana, Dead Kennedies, Siouxsie, Bauhaus, Swans, Throwing Muses, Sonic Youth, Paco Ibanez, Paris Combo, Melina Kana, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Calamus, Rosa Zaragosa, The Klezmatics, Klezcore, Die Gojim, Die Amsterdam Klezmer Band, The Burning Bush, Ada Milea, Ariadna Savall, L'ham de foc, Josep Tero, Marina Rossell, Miquel Gil, Gerard Jaquet, Joan Pau Giné, Ariadna Savall, Emir Kusturica, Einstürzende Neubauten, GibelurdinekTV Shows: Lost, Twin Peaks, FlashForward, Fringe, Mad MenMovies: Natural Born Killers, Un chien andalou, L'age d'or, The Truman Show, Les savates du bon Dieu, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Filantropica, Intolerance, Fight Club, the whole of Charlie ChaplinBooks: Jules Verne, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Anna Gavalda, Helmut Krausser, Ioan Petru Culianu, Vladimir Nabokov, Urmuz, Daniil Harms, Milan Kundera, Karel Capek, Pere Calders, Tiberiu Stan, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Saramago, Jorge Luis Borges, Empar Moliner, Franz Kafka, Tahar Ben Djelloun, Amin Maalouf, Gellu Naum, Srecko Kossovel, Joan-Lluis Lluis, Alfred Jarry
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A sunrise on a boat deck near Mallorca.
A sunset at the Holy Mountain in Greece.
The smile of my children.
Maureen Tucker from Velvet Underground taking the time to type me a real personalized email.
A psychic telling me about my past and my future (and he was right!).
A flying saucer (1st degree encounter). Believe it or not.
Teach, Learn, Share
My French, my Romanian, my knowledge of the Catalan culture and identity, my web development and translation experience. Ask.
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Greece, Romania, Spain