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Overview

  • 21 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning Spanish
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • gardener
  • university
  • From Alet-les-Bains, Occitanie, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to meet people who are open minded, tolerant, interesting, and....nice!
rencontrer des gens curieux, ouvert, tolerant, et surtout...sympas!

ABOUT ME

We are originally from San Francisco and moved to Paris in the summer of 2015 to be with family and friends. We decided to find a quieter life in the country and came to Dordogne in April 2016.
After one year we moved to Alet-les-Bains in Aude.
Some of our favorite things to do are: having a nice dinner with friends, cooking, gardening (Mark), baking and Krav Maga (Troy), hiking, drinking wine, and relaxing together. We've been together 22 years, and got married in 2014 in San Francisco.
We are curious about other people and places, and hosted many couch surfers both in our apartment in San Francisco and in Dordogne. Where we live now it is very quiet, but there are markets, vides greniers (flea markets), hiking, canoeing, great food, nice people and just relaxing.
Carcassonne is 25 minutes away and we also have a train station here in Alet-les-Bains.

Originalement de San Francisco, nous sommes venus à Paris en 2015 pour être avec du famille et des amis. Nous avons décidé de trouver une vie plus tranquille dans la campagne française et donc on est venus en Dordogne en avril 2016. Actuellement on habite dans l'Aude. Nous aimons bien faire les diners avec des amis, cuisinier, le jardinage et la musique (Mark), faire du pain et des arts martiaux (Troy). On est ensemble depuis 23 ans, et nous nous sommes mariés en 2014 à San Francisco.
Nous sommes curieux des gens et des autres cultures, et nous avons accueilli beaucoup des couchsurfers soit chez nous à SF soit ici en Dordogne. La vie ici est très tranquille, mais on n'est pas venu ici pour des spectacles! Ici il y a les marchés, les vides greniers, les randonées, la canoë, les gens sympas, la nourriture superbe, et une atmosphere très calme. On est 25 minutes de Carcassonne. Il y a un gare SNCF à Alet-les-Bains.

PHILOSOPHY

"Share vegetables with neighbors!"
"Partager des legumes avec des voisins!"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Both stay with and host couch surfers

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All experiences have been very positive

Interests

Passionate about anything botanical, also cooking, Slow Food, walking (in the city and country and mountains and beaches), music, film, travel, speaking French and Italian whenever possible, hiking, nature, wine...

Je suis passionné par tous botanique, cuisine, Slow Food, randonnée (campagne, en ville, en montagne, plages), musique, cinema, voyage, aimer parler français et italien à tout moment, nature, vin...

  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • walking
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Old, new, funny, sad, tragic, sentimental, whatever...
I also love classical, jazz, folk, Brian Eno, Radiohead, James, accordéon....just to name a few. Too many to list.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I can't just think of one thing:

I have lived an amazing 23 years with my husband Troy!
J'habite avec mon mari Troy depuis 23 ans!

Hitchhiked over 1000 miles in Australia.
J'ai fait du stop 1000 miles en Australie.

Volunteered in Nicaragua with a medical team.
J'ai fait un travail benevole en Nicarague avec une équipe medical.

Played in a band called Babooshka in Los Angeles in the 1980's.
J'ai joué dans un group du rock "Babooshka" à Los Angeles dans les années '80.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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