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Olivier Pagni

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • 30 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • I studied insurance, and am currentl...
  • From Braine-l'Alleud
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About Me


Donner le sourire et me rendre utile, make someone's day and make myself useful


I'm happy, I smile, listen, give, learn, share. I try to enjoy every day, and keep a positive outlook on life.

I'm a bit of a gym rat, and usually train for a couple of hours after work. I enjoy weightlifting, and also started spinning classes this year to improve my cardio - love it :-) I swim every week, even though I'm terrible at it ! In fact, I usually end up in the lane with all the senior citizens ha :-)

I'm a vegetarian, and would be happy to cook a vegetarian meal for my guests. Yes, tofu or nor tofu, that's the question :-) I enjoy nature. I live at walking distance from the Saint Laurent river, and enjoy listening to the sound of water. During summer I take my bike and cycle across the river to the south shore, where there is a great view of Montreal, the harbour, the mountain. I find it beautiful out there.

I'm easy going. I don't like "prises de tête" as we say in French, I try to avoid unnecessary headaches if I can :-)

So, feel free to drop me a line if you need a place to stay in Montreal, I'd be happy to host you and show you around. Give me also a shout if you'd like to just hang out, I'm always ready to have a good time.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I'm happy to host people coming to Montreal. I also hope to travel this year or next, and would be grateful to stay with other couch surfers if I may.

I'm also keen to check out the activities organized by the CS community.


I have hosted several surfers, and have met 3 others to hang out. All positive experiences, glad to have joined the CS world !


I like to hear about people who overcome obstacles to reach their goals, big or small. I'm encouraged by the acts of kindness people do to have a positive impact on others. Selflessness grabs my attention.

I spend a lot of time at the gym. I started spinning classes this year, and I'm hooked :-) I also like walking in the Parc Lafontaine here in Montreal, cycling along the St Laurent river, reading Le Mensuel from the newspaper Le Monde, trying out vegetarian restaurants, playing a good ol' game of Monopoly or Clue. And of course, making new friends :-)

Music, Movies & Books

I recently read "Quand la porte s'ouvre" by Béatrice Saubin, great book. "Un long chemin vers la liberté" by Nelson Mandela also rocked my world.

I love "Will and Grace" and "Sex and the City". I rarely go to the movies, I enjoyed "Black Swan" very much though.

I like latino (reggaeton and salsaton among others) and pop music. I like the songs "Push" by Madonna and "Luka" by Suzanne Vega for example.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Catching the view at Mont Tremblant, it's awesome up there !
I've also attended concerts by Jennifer Knapp and Johnny Clegg, the energy they bring to the stage is overwhelming - great times :-)

Countries I've Visited

Finland, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Spain, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Canada

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