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Overview

  • 2 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Spanish, Swahili
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • I do photography, I act in an amateur theatre group, I do...
  • Very classic Western European non practicing christian ed...
  • From Paris, France.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Keep Walking...

ABOUT ME

Hi there!
My friends say I am a cohesion element in a group, a bit like glue I guess, i.e. I stick when you don't want to, I don't when you want and you need strong spirit to get rid of me! ;o)
I love wicked, cynical, sarcastic humour. Kind of british humour actually.
I am easy going, very open, very interested in strong personalities and weird people, easy to get on with. Very tolerant of pretty much anything on a curiosity basis.

PHILOSOPHY

"You never know how far you've been until you have to come back"
"You only know your limits by going beyond them"
"Even if I disagree with your ideas I will fight for you to be able to speak"
"Each one his own Everest"
"everything which is not given is lost"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am new to this, but I will open my door in UK or in Paris, France happily.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

After failing to find my first ever host in a suburb of Buenos Aires, missing my train to another in Japan, declining another offer, I got to meet and surf at a near-founding member. Amazing.
I hosted a couple of times. and it went well too.

Interests

Diving
Rock Climbing
Mountaineering
Trekking
Parkour
Photography
Cooking
Food

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • walking
  • drums
  • camping
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
Saxon
Muse
Iron Maiden
Chopin
Beethoven
all sorts actually.
Movies :
Into the Wild
Godfather
Usual Suspects
A few good men
plenty more...
Books
Endymion, Hyperion, Pillars of the Earth, Millenium, plenty more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Playing on stage in London.
Climbing Mont Blanc under the starriest night and seeing the sun rise right behind Matterhorn
Rock climbing the cliffs under the Corcovado in Rio (and the Sugarloaf) with (and thanks to) my mate Pierre.
Being first on the Macchu Pitchu site, and for a brief moment, having this mystical place to myself.
Gazing over the valley of the serdar base camp from Kala Patar. 5550.
Alpine climbing above 6000m in the Andes.
Waking up to the chanting of novice monks in a Burmese monastery.
Paying for a can of soda stolen 18 years earlier.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teachable topics : some french cooking. rock climbing. some photography. French and English language
Things I'd like to learn : cooking from anywhere, more photography. more spanish. Saxophone (why did I stop?). Playing the drums. Coconut opening techniques. Folding a paper crane. Aikido.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, United Kingdom

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