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LARA117

Dour, Hainaut, Belgium

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in French; learning Dutch, English
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Service petit-déjeuner et réceptionn...
  • Tourisme
  • From Dour, Hainaut, Belgique
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

England, Switzerland, Barcelona

ABOUT ME

My studies :
I studied in tourism but I was keener to travel instead. So before doing my thesis, life decided to show me that traveling was my main aim thanks to my first internship in Quebec. I was totally inspired ! I discovered how bad the mass tourism was and I found what I wanted to develop ; the responsible and sustainable tourism. So my thesis was "The tourism participatory and creative in Barcelona". I explained the carpooling, the greeters and the couchsurfing. And each part helps the environmental impact and the cultural impact of our actions.

About me :
I'm little bit shy and quiet but when I travel, it's most of the time by myself so it's like a challenge. It helps me to developp and understand how I work myself. I like feeling the freedom when I'm abroad. Everything is new and this is the thing which motivates me the most.

I don't smoke because i have had a pneumonia in 2008 so I decided to gave up smoking. I don't drink alcohol anymore because I have had a chronic pancreatitis in 2010 so apparently I have a poorer health than my friends because they keep smoking and drinking alcohol.. And I start to eat vegan. All for my health and that also for the planet !

PHILOSOPHY

Qui tente rien, n'a rien.
Wie niet waagt, niet wint.
Wer nicht wagt, der nicht gewinnt.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Chi non risica, non rosica.
Quien no arriesga, no gana.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

J'ai depuis longtemps imaginé et espéré ce type d'accueil. J'en parle autour de moi afin d'agrandir le cercle et de montrer à des personnes sceptiques que ce concept est bien réel !

I recently discovered this community.. I appreciate people who do this..it's so rarely and I didn't know that it was possible when i read newspaper or watch television news..

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Première expérience à New-York. 2 nuits à Long Island. Ce fut une révélation, court séjour mais elle fut très signifiante pour moi ! Aller dormir chez un inconnu à plus de 6000 km de chez soi, ça faisait peur à mon entourage mais grâce à des personnes honnêtes, ça rend le voyage magique !

Interests

* I like sports a lot.(I did athletism, judo, soccer, volleyball, .. I do body combat, roller, swimming,..)
*I like cooking but not too complicated.
*I like listening music
*I can play percussion but just a little bit
*I like reading psychology books.
* I like taking photos.
* I like music festivals !!! And i like travelling of course !!!!!

Music, Movies & Books

Books : Imparfaits, libres et heureux de Christophe André, l'alchimiste de Paulo Coelho, le zahir de Paulo Coelho, ..

Films : Drama, comedies, romantics or trues stories. But without too violence ! One of my childhood is "The Goonies" !

TV Series : "How I met your mother", "The big band theory", "One Tree Hill", " The L word",

Musics : It's very varied. I like electronic, drum&bass, ska, pop, rock, reggae,..

Bob Marley, Angus & Julia Stone, Tryo, Agnes Obel, Coeur de pirates, Radiohead, Coldplay, Sia, Pink, Young the Giant, Hooverphonic, Selah Sue, Prodigy, The Subs, Brigitte, Ben l'Oncle Soul, DJ Gaetano Fabri , Ayo, Paul Kalkbrenner, Dope D.O.D., Nada surf, The Bloody Beetroot, AaRON, Boys Noize , King of Leons, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Au Revoir Simone, Babylon Circus, Dr. Lektroluv, Don Rimini, Poirier, Kap Bambino, Psy4 de la Rime, Alpha Blondy, Birdy Nam Nam, Jeronimo, Shameboy, Magda, Nervo, Sven Vath, Rudimental, Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Odell, Float Fall, Gotye, Admiral Freebee, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Girls in Hawaï, Caravan Palace, Buraka Som Sistema, Suarez, ..

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Voyager seule au Canada et le long de la côte Est américaine jusqu'à Miami beach. Une expérience qui a changé ma vie ! Voyager, c'est plus qu'une passion, c'est aller à la rencontre de l'inconnu, croiser des habitants/voyageurs qui chacun d'eux nous apportera une pièce à notre puzzle, c'est vivre autrement, voir, ressentir, découvrir..

Travel alone in Canada and go down the East coast of USA until Miami beach. It was such an amazing experience.. I think it has changed my life and my vision !

Teach, Learn, Share

Je peux apprendre le français, quelques recettes,..
J'aimerai améliorer ma technique pour la photo. Apprendre d'autres recettes de cuisine..

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Canada, France, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Belgium, Canada

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