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Patrice Galatis

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • 41 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Greek (modern), Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • ex-student, traveller
  • Uni of Melbourne
  • From Melbourne
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Eat my way in chocolate around the world


I like stimulating conversation and meeting people different from myself. I like adventure, rockclimbing (very amateur); dancing and going for long long hikes, which not irregularly leads to me getting lost. I like cinnamon, honey and dark chocolate. I enjoy experimenting with food and never follow recipes. I like reading... when I get the time. I like learning new things, especially languages, but dont do anything particularly well. I enjoy philosophical talks and driving a manual car. I like eating from random vendors off of the street and collecting postcards.


Do what makes you happy, with consideration for others.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Back home after a long stint of travel. I have been amazed by the generosity and kindness of fellow couch-surfers! Unfortunately I cannot host (due to sharing a house with non-CSers not yet convinced) but I am more than happy to catch up for a chat, provide advice on where to go and what to see, help you learn english if you like, or show you around Melbourne.


All excellent experiences! Have stayed with a number of families/couples/singles in the States - at Mammoth, Vegas, St George, Salt Lake City and Gardiner. We juggled and played chess with hosts' kids in Mammoth and learnt all about rock climbing and fighting fires from our extreme-sports St George hosts. In Salt Lake City we managed to convince our hosts to take some time off and join us on our roadtrip for a few days north to Yellowstone! More recently I've C.Sed in europe and stayed with an incredible family in France in St Jean en Royans, whom I highly recommend meeting!


Dancing like a crazy person, travel, hiking, rockclimbing, running, french food (well, all food really), learning languages, collecting other peoples' favourite music, visiting art museums and sketching

Music, Movies & Books

The Bell Jar (Plath), Anna Karenina (Tolstoy), 1984 (Orwell), Pride and Prejudice (Austen)

Sparkadia, Pink Floyd, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Led Zepplin, Passenger, Damien Jurado, Lana Del Rey, Kimbra, Django Django, Portugal the Man, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Bon Iver, Husky, Gotye, Sting, Radiohead, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Brassens, The Shins, Phoenix, Paul Simon & Garfunkel

Dirty Dancing, Bad Lieutenant, Billy Madison, The Shawshank Redemption, Godfather I

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1. driving through the beautiful wild west in USA
2. living in berkeley, california and getting to know some amazing people
4. scuba in the galapagos
5. tete de la dame in france and my couchsurfing family

Teach, Learn, Share

Keen to learn anything and everything, and happy to teach you anything you think I can!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom, United States

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