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  • 5 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
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About Me

My name is Oswald / Ulric, as you want.

I'm a teacher (french and english) and a photographer (IG : @oswaldwittower if you want to check my work).
I write a lot and I also make videos (and, as you might guess: I love movies).

I don't really like to reduce and limit myself to a few ideas. I am many things, not just this or that, and these things are constantly changing and evolving. Then, I'm probably not the same as I was yesterday.
Let's meet and you'll find out.

I am really easy-going, I like meaningful things and dislike small talk.
I guess, in ways, I'm quite extensive.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've been hosted and hosted myself a couple of times, and it always turned out to be very good experiences.
Once I even took a road trip in South Africa with unknown people from this website!
But I mostly use the website/app to just meet local people or travelers, for drinks, walks or whatever.


As I said before, I am a photographer so you can guess I like images and all visual things in general.
The words too, written, read, and their power.

Being in nature, but also the dynamics of very large cities (I used to live in Tokyo and Paris).
Coffee and beer = basics.

I love mysteries, unusual things, people and places.
Show me that part of your town and I'll be a happy man.

  • animals
  • literature
  • poetry
  • photography
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • cinema
  • nature
  • linguistics

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a big movie fan.
My favorite one is Koyaanisqatsi.
My favorite directors would be : David Lynch, Lars Von Trier, Peter Greenaway, Terrence Malick, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wong Kar-Wai, etc...

About music, I really love many different kinds but I must say the 80's were definitely a blessed era.
I'm especially fond of ambient, ethiopian music and japanese citypop.
Some artists I love : Philip Glass, Tatsuro Yamashita, Suicide, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Simon and Garfunkel, etc etc...

About books, I'm completely in love with Yukio Mishima's work. "The sea of fertility" is part of my holy literary trinity along with "One hundred years of solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and "The waves" by Virginia Woolf.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Played in dramas and commercials in Japan.
Went to Chernobyl.
Visited Transnistria and even tried broken VR there (super random).
Taught french in Kyrgyzstan.
Lived on 4/5 continents.
Went to "the last freakshow in the world" in the US.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm up to learn anything I don't know and to teach anything I know.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Let's try to find something meaningful enough.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Djibouti, France, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, United States

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