Mark Chamley

Strasbourg, Alsace, France

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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning German, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Working on the international development of a Russian New...
  • Masters in international Business and Tourism Management,
  • From Strasbourg, Alsace
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Living in Strasbourg


an english educated boy, brought up in France, with a black soul and latin blood...that's me :a genuine FROSBEEF
passionate , extreemly curious, determined in my objectives, a little crazy. I love to meet people and making new friends of diferent cultures and backgrounds. open-minded, respectful, sincere. I like fooling around, make people laugh and tease them (always in a friendly and funny way).
I love travelling and that's when i feel I'm totally free and actually LIVING


"the world teaches us a lot more than any book does" St-Exupéry
"do what u like, do it as much as possible, and quickly find ways of being payed for it"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have discovered "hospitality" ( stay4free and Hospitalityclub profile:wallace) when I first travelled in Mexico. People have opened their house to me, "a stranger", and have helped me so much that I wanted to do the return...
It has opened my eyes to the best way of travelling and making friends...all around the world


Mexico for 1 year : stayed in many people house's
Hosted many people in my flat in rio, during a 2 years


just about anything.... sports in general(ex rugby player...), preference for extreem sports (snowboard, rafting, climbing, sky diving), good food, gastronomy and cooking, music, partying, dancing (especially Salsa), travelling, social activities and networking, social working, helping people, going to the beach, psychology, communication understanding, cinema, audiovisual... do I have to mention traveling?

Music, Movies, and Books

film: Buena Vista Social Club
World music...
Lonely Planet.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Parade in world's famous rio carnaval, on one of the floats....
"Baile funk" in one of Rio's Slums
Biggest Rock concert of history: Rolling Stones on Copacabana Beach , 1.2 million people
Terça da benção in Pelourinho, Salvador
Gran Canyon by hellicopter, US
Mayan and aztek pyramids in Mexico
Sunrise at Guatemala border, listening to the jungle waking up
Boat trip on the Amazon, sleeping in hammocs with locals, Brazil
Wildlife seeing in Pantanal, Brazil
Seeing a wild bear in Quebec, Canada
Great barrier Reaf in Australia
Buddhist temples In Thailand
Drinking a Guinness listening to traditional Irish Music, in a Pub in Dublin
Dancing Salsa in Cuba
Going to Ibiza (for work)
Nightlife in Barcelona and Lisbon
Jumping off an airplane 40 times (and still alive)

Teach, Learn, Share

How to swear in French (also available in English)
some travelling tips
cooking: "how to poison your step mother with a soup"
salsa: basics not to stay hooked to the bar in a latin clubs
wish to learn: arts, playing instruments and percussions, latin dances, fotografy, ...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom

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