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Michel Cayer

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 66, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Trying to be a better human being ev...
  • I've studied in journalism and photo...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I would like to discover London and Scotland

ABOUT ME

I live in Longueuil, Québec, Canada but my roots are still in the Eastern Townships where I spent the first 20 years of my life. French is my first language but I’m confortable speeking english as I’ve worked for many years in an english speeking environment. As an copywriter for some big corporations, I’ve enjoyed discovering other people’s interest. Over the years, I’ve realized that happy people also make interesting stories.

PHILOSOPHY

I have a few sentences hooked on a wall in my office that summarize part of my philosophy. One of them is "Withour fear, we have no need for power". Another says « Cela aussi passera », meening "that too will pass" refering to the impermanence of time.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I’ve heard so many nice comments from my colleague Caroline Biron about the Couchsurfing community that I’ve decide to experience a new way of discovering hidden parts of different regions that escape to most of the touristic circuits and meeting with people who spent part of their life in those areas. Building friendship with people I would never have met otherwise.

Interests

I’ve worked as a photojournalist for most of my life and I guess the need of discovering unknow parts of the world and meet interesting people is still important even when I’m not in a working environment. I enjoy reading a lot maybe because it serves my natural curiosity. I have interest in Zen and meditation because I believe everything holds in the present.

Music, Movies & Books

It is hard for me to name the books I've read because there are too many. Among those I've enjoyed the most are The Alchemist, from Paulo Coelho, Ishmael from Daniel Quinn, The Power of Now and A New Earth from Eckhart Tolle, most of Douglas Kennedy's novels, a few Hening Mankell, L'Euphorie perpétuelle de Pascal Bruckner on the" duty" to be happy in today's world. As for the movies, I've enjoyed Ghost, The Shawshank Redemption, The Razor's Edge, The Matrix, most of Star Treck movies, Gran Torino, Back to the Future 1... I like different kinds of music from the old classical Mozart, Chopin, to the more recent ones like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Charles Aznavour for his trumendous french love songs, ... to Madona, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Michael Buble, U2...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Catching and releasing cariboos in the north of the Quebec province to change colars with a transmitter to follow their incredible migration. Spending two days on Grand Island in Hudson Bay with two Inuit guides to write a story on Canadian Geese.

Countries I've Visited

Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Canada

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