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Xavier Allard

Fethiye, Turkey

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  • 346 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Turkish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • tripping - resting - tripping
  • CG
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

PLEASE READ THE COUCH SECTİON IF YOU WANT TO SEND ME A REQUEST! I don't live in central Fethiye but in a village 20km away. If you want a place close to the seaside please don't request.

Since 2006 I've been busy traveling and taking photos. I was raised by French and Belgian parents, grew up in West Africa, studied in Europe, married a Turkish girl and spent most of the last 8 years traveling by bicycle, hitchhiking or walking. You can see what I do here: http://www.xavier-allard.com

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Hosted about 150 people and was hosted over 250 times.ALL POSITIVE !!!


Apart from travel-related topics, I'm currently trying to learn about alternative building techniques, especially earthbag building which I hope to try in Turkey soon.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Traveled (Cycled 24000km in 25 countries and hitchhiked over 50000km in 40+ countries) - Walked for five weeks in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. - Motorcycle trip in Iraq. - The gulf of Aden with 1000 cows on a wooden boat. - Tracked whales with scientists in Gabon. - Met the grandma of B.Obama in Kenya. - Was hosted by a homeless shepherd in Lebanon, sleeping at the very center of his 300 sheeps flock. - Crossed Kenyan deserts on top of a truck. - Went everywhere in Turkey and all countries around by hitchhiking. - Lived 10 years in Africa and traveled several parts of this continent. - Slept in all sorts of places including cemeteries, mosques, Buddhist temples, public toilets, caves, boats or trucks, but most often in my tent or at CSers.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Réunion, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Yemen

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, France, Guinea, Nigeria, Turkey

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