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Victor Leroy

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

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Overview

  • 45 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Italian
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Trying to find one
  • Masters Degree in Law
  • From Paris baby !
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make planet earth a cooler place !

ABOUT ME

What I like (in no particular order) : Travels, mother nature, cats, random acts of kindness, taking pictures (check out my flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/128354619@N04/) , psychology, sensitive people, meditation, playing guitar, fruits and veggies, curious people, politics, football, music, sunsets, series, deep conversations, hiking, philosophy, laughing, being in love, books, cool stories, being kind and sharing without expecting something back, wine, warm summer nights, bonfires and so much more !

As everyone on this website, I'm crazy about travels, This feeling of freedom, completeness, this excitement that I feel when I travel is my drug and I couldn't live without it. Although I spent a lot of time in classrooms, I learned so much more about the world, and more importantly about myself while travelling. Get out of your comfort zone, it will probably be scary but you will always learn something, you will find your true self when you're lost (I know that it sounds very "cliché" but I found it quite true)
Travels are usually my favourite topic of discussion, share useful tips, experiences, places to see (preferably with a bottle of wine !)

I'm not so much of a party guy, If you want to torture me, make me dance ! I'm also not a big fan of loud music and big groups of people, I prefer having a walk, a conversation at home, or listening to some chill live music. I usually like to spend time with my hosts and despite the fact that I'm not a party animal, I'm a really fun guy !

I have a "peculiar" diet: after very serious health problems (who knocked me down for almost three years) I'm eating almost exclusively fruits and vegetables (raw most of the time). The rest of the time I eat vegan and gluten free (I'm gluten-intolerant) I just make an exception for sushis !
Unlike some vegan people that I have met, I totally respect people who have a different diet than me. I am very interested about food and how it can change your body and even your way of thinking. I'll be happy to share some information about veganism and maybe a vegan meal if you're up for it !

PHILOSOPHY

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

I think that love is in every living being on earth and we just need to let our shield down enough in order to share it and really connect with someone else on the truest of levels. Just be yourself, don't pretend to be someone else because I won't judge you no matter who you are or what you did.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I think that couchsurfing is a FANTASTIC invention ! It's a great way to meet new people and new friends all over the world, I really think that visiting a country without getting to know the people who live here is a pity.
I also want to say that I really don't see couchsurfing as a dating website (unike more and more guys on this website unfortunately...)

Interests

Check the "About me" section, you will probably find there what you're looking for !

Music, Movies & Books

Movies : Forrest Gump, Gran Torino, The Lord of The Rings, Help, Big Fish, Across the Universe, The Big Lebowski, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, Match Point, Whatever Works, Midnight in Paris, When Harry Met Sally, Into the wild, Saturday Night Fever, Carlito's way, Baraka.

Series (big fan of series also !!) : FRIENDS !!!!, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The Shield, Breaking Bad, 24, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Dexter

Music: The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Oasis, Billy Joel, Adele, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, The Alan Parson's Project, Noel Gallagher, Les Cowboys Fringants, Elton John, The Eagles, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, Buena Vista Social Club, Frank Sinatra, John Williams, Howard Shore, Walk Off The Earth, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and old french stuff !

Books : The Count of Monte Christo, The Three Musketeers, L'ecume des jours, Bilbo the Hobbit, The Pillars of Earth, The Power of Now, Africa Trek, and a lot of travel books !

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Participating to "Questions pour un Champion" a famous french trivia TV Show

Exploring alone a morgue in the basement of an abandonned anatomy university in Berlin, very creepy !

A trek from Lyon to Avignon (250 km) in April 2013 by foot, only using couchsurfing!

Ran a half marathon (21,1km) in october 2013

Hitch-Hiking from Lyon all the way until Prague and Berlin (Summer 2013)

Backpacking alone across Italy for 2 weeks when I was 17, such a fantastic memory !

Doing a 300km travel in 6 days on a bike with my uncle when I was 10 years old

Waited over 10 hours to be in the first rows for a Paul McCartney gig (several times)!

Resolving a 4x4x4 Rubiks cube, true story !

Fasting during a week (so basically eating nothing)

Exploring the forbidden catacombs in Paris !

Teach, Learn, Share

I can tell you a lot about the history of my country, about music, about cooking, about politics... I'd like to learn how people live in foreign countries, have different point of view on the way of living....

I can also teach you how to solve a rubik's cube !

I'd like to know more about meditation and yoga, if you have some knowledge or advice on either of these disciplins, I'd love to hear about it

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France

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