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To enjoy my sabbatical !!
Let go of the daily worries and connect to myself and others.
Re-connect with couchsurfing and travelling :)
Learn!! Learn to paraglide :D
Run run run in the mountains and forest :)
I moved to Strasbourg in 2019, and am currently learning French (language and culture) and starting to settle in (post-confinement).
I'm a scientist by training, and very analytical to the point that I overthink so I'm starting to relearn how to listen to my heart.
Travel is fatal to prejudice and closed-mindedness.
There's so much to learn from so many people! Life is for living, and we should take time to appreciate the things around us, and to get to see the best bits inside all of us!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting, surfing, socialising and advising.
I've had some great hosts, and now that I have the space, I'm trying to return the generosity and pass it on to others when I get the chance.
I'm now more active on other platforms but I'm yet to see a real community built up like on couchsurfing before it become flooded with dead profiles.
NOTE: I try to respond to all requests promptly but this isn't always possible.
I've surfed in several countries and had great hosts!
I was part of a great CS community in Bournemouth and now I've moved to France I'm enjoying the same international community here
Being Outside, Climbing, walking, surfing, talking, listening, reading, laughing, joking, eating, drinking...and many things I haven't tried or even thought of trying!
Music, Movies, and Books
Kick Ass, Garden state, Amelie, Superbad, Juno...and lots more,
My key enjoyment is comedy and laughter :)
Too much to narrow down, I generally feel all music has it's time and place...but I enjoy ska&jazz (The Cat Empire, La Bottine Sauriante), rock (eg. Kings of Leon), classic (The Doors, Led Zeppelin)...something with a beat!
I struggle to sit down and read, but when I have there's some good books that stick in the mind. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, War and Peace, and An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and more recently the power of now
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spent one month living, learning, helping and teaching in Laos.
Learnt more of a second language than I thought I ever could and found an unknown ability at helping with English.
Oh, and the sunrise as I walked into the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
Teach, Learn, Share
English, pidgin Laos and pidgin Thai...happy to try and teach a few words (although no extended warranty)
Studied and worked in science so can potentially help with questions on this.
I can teach you how to climb :)
Share travel knowledge and tales as well as local tips.
Climber, surfer, driver, adventure cyclist, hiker, camper, cook...
What I Can Share with Hosts
Knowledge (which we all know is power), and laughter (which we all know is the best medicine!)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United Kingdom