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Overview

  • 16 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Norwegian Bokmål; learning German, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Graduate student, research intern
  • Meteorology, physics, chemistry
  • From Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn to play an instrument

ABOUT ME

I'm a PhD student in Atmospheric Physics at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). My research is focused on coastal fog and marine aerosol chemistry. I try to enjoy life as much as possible by discovering new places around and traveling to the less busy places. The good side of being a graduate student is that research and conferences make me travel a lot, so even though my vacations are usually pretty short I get to travel a fair share.

PHILOSOPHY

I think it's important to make a difference in the world, as little as it can be. I'm a big fan of truth and honesty.

"Seuls ceux qui ont des cheveux longs ont peur, car personne ne peut tirer les cheveux de celui qui n'en a pas." (Only those with long hair are scared, because no one can pull the hair of the one who has none.)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started my CouchSurfing experience in Iceland which I think was a really good thing. First because Icelandic people are amazing and so generous, and second because I wouldn't have enjoyed Iceland as much if I hadn't used CouchSurfing. I didn't surf at anyone's place there, I just met surfers, but my experience was worth it. I didn't expect it to be so interesting, so rewarding. Maybe I was just lucky but I don't think so... We all have that same passion, about travelling and discovering other cultures, can't make anything else than a good time when we meet.

Since then I have been hosted several times by great hosts in: Sault Ste. Marie (Canada), Moscow (Russia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Burlington (VT, USA), Berlin (Germany), Poznan (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Nome (AK, USA), Ushuaia (Argentina).

Interests

Music (also singing), reading (with a cup of tea), travelling, meteorology, photography, languages, astronomy, running.

  • singing
  • photography
  • running
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • astronomy
  • languages
  • mountains
  • meteorology

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS: Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami), Ru (Kim Thuy), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho).

MUSIC: Soundtracks, Jónsi, Sigur Rós, Owl City, London Grammar, Joe Hisaishi, some pop, and [formerly] some K-Pop and even some video-game music. Big vocal songs are also great to belt out at karaoke too :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent one month on a research ship in the Atlantic during hurricane season. Can't say I've enjoyed myself the whole time, but it is a truly memorable experience!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can read/write Korean (without understanding much which makes it pretty useless) and I can teach French of course. I can also teach a few mental calculation techniques.

I want to learn more languages (improve Japanese, Spanish and especially German) and my goal for 2015 is to learn to play an instrument (I keep on pushing that.. -_-).

What I Can Share with Hosts

My experience, past travelling, and vision of life. I think it covers a lot of potential conversations already.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, South Korea, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

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