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We're a couple living in Madrid (for now). We've been enjoying sunny Spain for a few years now but we plan to go travelling around Australia and NZ in the near future.
We'd be happy to host some travellers whilst we are still in Madrid (until end of Nov 2015 approx.).
Marie: I'm 25 years old, I grew up in the South of France with two brothers.
"To love Geminis, listen to them attentively, and with expansive flexibility. Don't try to force them to be consistent; encourage them to experiment at uniting their sometimes conflicting urges. As best as you can, express appreciation not just for the parts of them that are easy to love but also for the parts that are not yet ripe or charming." Rob bresny pretty much summarized everything you should know about me, just one more thing: I don't really believe in astrology!
Sophie: I'm a 28 year-old French girl (from Paris but no, no, I'm not a Parisian) who left her homeland 10 years ago to embrace what Europe has to offer. I studied politics in England for 4 years, spent 1 crazy Erasmus year in Germany and have now been enjoying a chilled out life in Spain since 2010. I'm a pretty quiet and calm person (compared to Marie haha) but I'd be more than happy to get to know new people around a glass (or bottle ^^,) of wine and a few tapas!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I did CS in South America mostly, my first experience was with my brother in Brazil and for me it was incredible to discover this whole new way of travelling. We met so many nice people, families,... You meet someone for the first time and two second after you're family. Brazilian are the best!
The year after I went backpacking with my best friend in Peru and we were hosted by an amazing couple in Cuzco, in only one week we lived the whole CS experience (CS meeting, language exchange, volunteering,..). We were won over.
Since then I only had few opportunities to travel/host through Couchsurfing but I can not wait to start again with Sophie!
Sophie: I think getting to know a city/region/country through the eyes of locals is always better :) + Travelling whilst you're young and broke can be quite challenging and CS seems to be a great idea to enable people to visit amazing places without ruining themselves. CS is enriching culturally and socially, so why not try it heh?
Hiking around Madrid at the week-end, camping
walk barefoot !
Music, Movies, and Books
Music : Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, Danakil, Chico Cesar, Pink, Lifehouse,..
Movies : Freedom writers, Remember the Titans, Little Miss Sunshine, Nos jours heureux, Into the Wild, Out of Africa, The Help,...
Books : La consolante - Anna Gavalda, complete collection of Amélie nothomb's book, Rien de grave - Justine Levy,
TV Shows: Scandal, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Breaking Bad, Shameless, The L Word, Orphan Black
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Marie: I was lucky enough to see LAS CATARATAS DEL IGUAZU and the sunrise on the machu picchu.
Teach, Learn, Share
Marie: I'm pretty good at chinese arm-wrestle, I can teach you how to win a 6 years old child :)
we know some pretty good recipes and we can show you how to make a frog origami !
learn how to say "Cheers" in all languages. TCHIN TCHIN !
"Viajar nunca é uma questão de dinheiro, mas de coragem" - P.Coelho
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry" - Jack Kerouac
What I Can Share with Hosts
We're currently doing a bible of all the places you should go to in Madrid (well mostly bars and restaurants). So whether you want to eat typical Spanish tapas or Mexican/Indian/Italian, we have the perfect place for you!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Spain, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
England, France, Germany, Spain