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* SUMMER 2016 *
I am about to go on a new hitchhiking trip from Paris to Istanbul. I'll be travelling with my best friend Elwin (you can find his profil on CS, we are linked as "friends"). We will be leaving Paris on August, the 6th. We will stop for a week for the Sziget music festival in Budapest from 10th to 17th of August. And our flight back to France is on September, the 2nd.
We will probably go through Munich, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Sofia.
If ever you are around, travelling, living, studying, if ever you want to host us, have a dring, have a nice talk, just contact me. I'll answer as fast as I can, and I hope we'll be able to meet :)
We might change slightly our directions and do some detour if you're almost on the road. Just tell us !
During one of my trips, I met a guy pretending the best way to live was to celebrate life everyday. I think he exactly gave some word to what I want deeply in myself. I cannot imagine life by anyother ways.
I guess I'm a bit crazy (but here, who isn't ? You definitly need a part of this lovely sweet madness to register on CS the first time, isn't it ?..). I love to be surrounded by people who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time. Those persons do inspire me. When with them, I feel like nothing can never stop us, and this is what life should look like for all of us...
I studied biomechanical engineering. I got that from my childhood. I was a do-it-yourself kid wanting to find a solution to every problem, from the non-starting-up car motor to the find-a-way-to-catch-as-much-as-possible-frogs-at-once. First, I just wanted to design new things. And then, biomechanics came because of the amazing persons I met and the great opportunities I got.
Later, I also wanted to study Law. I started a Licence degree that I couldn't possibly finish because I didn't find the solution yet to split into two and attend 2 courses at the same time. But I'll finish that degree some day (80 yo grand'ma going to university ? Yeah that's a nice futur :D)
I love travelling (I bet you didn't guess it ;P). But I don't like travelling the easy and conventional way. I'd rather sleep under the stars than in a tent. I'd rather eat suspicious street food than go to restaurant. I'd rather hitchhike than take a bus/train/plane. And I want to meet people from everywhere. I want to know their point of view. I love having endless discussions to make the world a better place.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I want to meet people from all around the world.
Each experience is different. There are always both expected and unexpected things which happen, and only the good way. I might have been really lucky till now, but I always had good experiences.
I love the CS spirit. I am perfectly conscious that things cannot perfectly match with everyone, and I don't expect to find my new best friend in my CS host after few days, but even without having the same leitmotif, I believe that everybody is interesting in his own way and have a lot to bring to me.
So, whoever you are, whatever you like, I would really enjoy to meet you :) The only condition is you wanna share !
I assume if you are passionated by something, whatever it is, then it makes you an enthusiastic person.
You. Meeting you. Knowing you. Speak with you. Agree with you. Disagree with you. Travel with you. Cook with you. Visit some place with you. Discover with you. Learn with you.
Are you a passionate person ? Then you'll passionate me.
- bungee jumping
Music, Movies, and Books
I can listen to pretty much everything. Rap and hard rock/heavy metal are not really my cup of tea. However, I like discovering and I saw few concerts I truly enjoyed.
Concerning my favorite tastes, as every little sister I was influenced by my big brother and I am sometimes one genereation late... Here are few artists of my playlist : Manu Chao, The Police, Django Reinhardt, Damien Saez, Noir Désir, Tiken Jah, Bob Marley, Adele, Caravan Palace, Selah Sue, Lilly Wood & the Prick, The Rolling Stones, Devendra Banhart, Daft Punk, and lots of unknown electroswing groups !
I don't watch that much movies -no TV at home !-; few ones which left a mark on my life are Gattaca, Her, Miral, The pursuit of Happiness, Midnight express, Requiem for a dream, and of course, The Lion King :)
And I read hundreads of books. Most are from the XIX century and triggered some controversy when published.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
An absolutely not safe bungee jump over a river in Equador for 6$ ? A fisrt 1500km hitchhike trip from Warsaw to Bucharest with one of my best friend ? A 7-month hitchhiking trip on my own from Paris to New Delhi ?
Thinks which might sound crazy for some persons are just common things for others. And you just need to try it once to get familiar with it. Try everything you can imagine ! You'll see it's not that unsane ;)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can show you Orleans/Paris and its places ;)
I have an artistic temperament, I do lots of things like paintings, sculpture, photography...
I also do lots of educational little activites for children, I could show you funny things :)
I am collecting fairy tales from all around the world. One of the best present you can do to me is show up and tell me you're favorite story when you were a kid. I'd love that !! :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I really enjoy having endless and full of unexpected development conversations. If ever you are coming from a country with an uncommon political situation, you could mainly be sure I'll have some questions about it :)
If you are staying couple of days, then we might have enough time to make a dinner at my place with french specialities. And if you feel yourself good enough to cook, I would enjoy tasting few things from the place you're from ;)
And for non-cookers, we can still order some sushi :P
I have some good places in Paris to advise you, I will of course show you the surroundings, and I have tips to give you :)
But, I have to admit that I'm not a specialist of usual tours (I didn't even visit half of the Louvre...). Actually, I rather enjoy unconventional places, the ones which aren't that much touristics, and it could be a pleasure to bring you there !
For those who wonder what I'm talking about, here are few examples : I can take you to the catacombs for a complete night with headlamp and map, or lead you in some old closed down places where I often go to make graffiti art with my friends (...) Let's say it's about unexpected places tourists usually miss ;)
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Tunisia
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, New Zealand, Poland