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Overview

  • 32 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Russian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • My time on this Earth... well currently I'm a student in ...
  • With books of great adventures
  • From I was born in Montélimar, France, but I grew up in Lyon.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live a colorful life !

ABOUT ME

I want to see plenty of things and to live many different experiences ; I like to dream and to see magic where there isn't, and to see beauty in the most unusual places.

I want adventure and colour. BUT I don't like mosquitoes (they used to make me hysterical). AND I'm starting to realize you sometimes have to get back down on earth. Is that incompatible ?

PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy : "Trust your luck" and "seize every chance". Every chance to color your life, to do something unusual, something that you'll remember. Once you got an idea, follow it...
And as said Nietzsche, "One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star"...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been hosting a lot in Dublin the autumn I lived there, one year ago... and going to CS meetings, and meeting wonderful people and friends that way...
Then I've also been hosting all summer long with my flatmates in my new city Montréal ! Wonderful encounters with couchsurfers again...
Now I'm back in Paris with absolutely no space to host but that time will come back.
I'll also travelling a bit this summer and hopefully couchsurfing and meeting many more new people !!!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had too many guests now too name them all, but each experience was positive, and many of them were more than great. I've surfed a few couches myself, and these were great experiences as well. I can't wait to live more of couchsurfing...
The whole experience is SO wonderful... I wonder how I could live before and not know of couchsurfing... It's like a new sense...
Oh well. A bit more colour in your life ! The sense of trust and humanity again.

Interests

I like photography, writing, reading. I like discovering new places, new people, new things. I like to do unusual things - driving an old car through the desert, exploring dark catacombs under Paris or haunted houses, making a fire in a cave at night.
I love to sit in the evening around a fire listening to someone playing guitar (I so wish I could play myself !!!)
I like adventure, and laughing, and I just love Oscar Wilde and David Bowie.

  • arts
  • writing
  • photography
  • coloring
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • reading
  • traveling
  • magic
  • guitar

Music, Movies, and Books

I used to read a lot... much less now, but I still enjoy reading so much ! I particularly like fantasy...
"Les liaisons dangereuses", "The Chronicles of Amber", "A song of Ice and Fire", "Hamlet" and "Macbeth", "La bande des Ayacks"... and then : Camus, Wilde...

The movies I liked : "Catch me if you can", "The Lord of the Rings", "A Clockwork Orange", "Im Juli", "Science of Sleep", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "A History of Violence", "The Man who fell to Earth"...

As to music, I like David Bowie and Aerosmith very much... The Clash, Lou Reed, Kaiserchiefs, the New York Dolls, Rammstein...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I jumped from a plane... with a parachute, but still. Amazing. It was an old dream...
"Amazing", Aerosmith.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd like to learn everything you have to teach... I'd like to learn your langage. I'd like to learn how to build a bridge on a river. I'd like to learn about art and philosophy. I'd like to learn about nonsense things.
In return... I can teach you how to build a fire...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Ireland

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