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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2011
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About Me


On the road for several months - no possibility to host till next living place.

Co-working with my wife on our new project : http://www.independentpeople.net

A traveling blog not exactly like the others.
Have a look !


Hi !

I'm a 30 yo southern boy from France, who was living in Paris for 6 years. Was living, cause it's over now and without come back.
Changing Paris for Narva in Estonia, leaving West for East, turning my cosy office job for more a rough one, in construction and switching french into russian.

Some people you meet give new impulse and direction to your life, unplanned and happier. That's what happened to me when i met Lera 50.000km and less than one year and a half ago in 2011.

Marrying, once ; moving, without restriction ; living, always intensely.

* Hard it was but i succeed to fill the profile without using the easy going and open-minded words, which is so widely spread on CS that it doesn't mean anything anymore unless you would precise where you easily go or to which extent you are opened. *

If you want to know more, just host us, which we would gladly appreaciate when we send a request to you !


If u really wanna get something you'll find the way to do so, if u don't really want to, you'll find excuses. - and old friend of mine.
-> More topical than ever.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Will never be able to give back as much as i received.

If you're dare enough to come to Estonia, don't left the country without having knock at our door for a tea or a pillow !


Nearly two years that CS saved, in the very meaning of the word, my life in Roma.

Saved and then, changed.

Countries, cities, kilometers. Broaden horizon, different life.
People, persone, one very persone. New life, anywhere, but not without her.


Photography, running, cooking, non-conventional travelling, cultural immersion, politics, people history.
Even more if i'd have more time.

  • photography
  • cooking
  • running
  • flying
  • politics
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • hiking
  • camping
  • history
  • hitchhiking
  • cultural immersion

Music, Movies, and Books

Plenty of moovies but mainly french ones, not specialy known abroad.

Cent ans de solitude (Marquez), Bel Ami (Maupassant), Le Prince (Machiavel), Candide (Voltaire), Millenium (Stieg Larsson) and Voyage au bout de la nuit (Céline), Les liaisons dangereuses (Laclos), Expiation (Mc Ewan), un Héro de notre temps (Lermontov) and much more.
And Harry Potter.

Music.... vast horizon, mainly based on rock and folk sounds but very eclectic.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Crossing Connemara on foot, the mist over the moor when the sun rises, and.. the silence !

Chasing for photos in Moscow's demonstrations, crossing Europe hitch-hiking, kupit produkti na rinke v Minske, flying to Berlin for one very special night and back, to confuse a camping and an hotel, to be chief in a restaurant, to cross Ukraine by train in summer dieing of heat, to look for an accomodation in Audierne in a wedding week-end, to silly stuff like pigs in Lviv, and dozen of more prive things i won't tell here ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing memories... and future memories to come !

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Cameroon, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, France

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