Melissa R. Volle

Gatineau, Québec, Canada

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  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Bambara, Portuguese
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political science, sociology and project management
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About Me


Fallar português muito bem


I'm half french, half canadian but totally québéçoise in my heart :)
I think I am funny, bubbly and a lit bit dreamer. I like to meet new people and learn about other points of views.


"Ce qui compte c'est se liberer soi-meme, decouvrir ses propres dimensions, refuser les entraves."
[ Virginia Woolf ]
"Imaginez que vous vous donnez soudain le droit d'etre furieusement heureux"
[ Alexandre Jardin ]

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am living in Montreal Downtown for the summer. I live in a 2 1/2 apartment and I have a pneumatic mattress to host people. If I can host you, it would be a pleasure to go for a drink or a cafe in Montreal! I can also give tips about Quebec City, as I lived there for a while.


A big orange backpack, many Europeans friends, delicious dinners, cultural discoveries, unforgettable memories!
I met really good mexican friends through couchsurfing!


I like nature and outdoor activities as hiking, cross-country skiing and skating. I'm more a talk around a good beer type of person than going to nightclubs but I should practice the salsa steps I learned in Mexico ;) I just discover a new passion about yoga.

Music, Movies, and Books

Just discover the Girls tv show and I'm an addict.
The Amelie Poulain movie changed my life. I also like the director Michel Gondry or any movie with mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.
I'm a devoted fan of Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, The Beatles... and the Spice Girls!
I like listening to indie music in french, english, spanish or portuguese. I also love Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB)
About books, I will say L'Écume des jours of Boris Vian, it's a beautiful surrealist story

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've done the West Coast of USA in a Westfalia with my hippie relatives
I've seen one of the only remaining of the old Warsaw wall in a private house garden.
I've been hiking a week in Pays Dogon in Mali.
I turned a sheep into a dog during my stay in Mali.
Starting an exchange semester in Mexico speaking spanglish, finishing chilanga.
Crossing the Andes between Chile and Argentina during a snowstorm, seeing the Aconcagua (highest mountain of the Andes).
The cats in the Miraflores Park in Lima, Peru!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook inspired french, quebecer foods, my only african recipe and maybe some mexican food!
I'm good at telling Quebec history as I was a tourist guide before.
I can teach you funny french canadian expressions.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Mali, Mexico, Peru

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