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Patrick Chevallier

Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France

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Overview

  • 250 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish
  • 60, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Digging old stuff --> archaeologist
  • A lot. And not a lot.
  • From Reims
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Warning : WE CANNOT HOST UNTIL AUGUST 20, 2015. You can send requests for later dates, though, or maybe we can meet for a drink. Check this calendar before sending your request, and pick empty dates: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=2rfinamn9qa74i4hbe3ks5bdho%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe/Paris

We prefer to host on weekdays; weekends are often busy, but you can try if it fits in your plans. Usually, we are also unable to host on very short notice; you may try anyway but chances are slim. We can host for one or two nights.

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Why I'm on Couchsurfing

In 7 years, we met more interesting people than we did in the previous 30 years! Some visited us, and we traveled to meet others. All experiences were really enlightening. Not only did CS change the way we travel (we're traveling more to meet people than to visit places), but it also makes us grow thanks the many guest we host, who bring a lot to us through their life experience, no matter their age or the country they are from. As a matter of fact, CS changed our life. Really. How could we live without our couchsurfing shot every once in a while?

Here is a short list of our most recent host/guest experiences
(complete list: https://sites.google.com/site/guestspatch051/guests)

May 2015: hosted Juan Pablo from Mendoza
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/shuampi83

May 2015: visited Banele in Swaziland
https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/2000382866

April-May 2015: visited these people in South Africa:

Dries: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/driesrademan

Rudi and Christov; https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/rudi.dupreez

Abrie: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/abrie

Derek: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/derekserra

Paul: https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/2000318425

George: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/ruggedgeorge

Mahlatsi:https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/mahlatsimaredi

April 2015: hosted Zeid from Nuremberg (2nd time)
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/zeidali

April 2015: hosted Serge from Sézanne
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/morgang

Nov. 2014 : hosted Adrienne from Budapest
https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/somogyiadrienne/

Nov. 2014 : hosted Catherine from /Nancy
https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/lacath54

Sep. 2014 : hosted Zeid from Nuremberg
https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/zeidali/

Aug. 2014: hosted Mohd from Johor_Barhru
https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/mohdazrulhan/

Aug. 2014: hosted Muhammad from Johor_Barhru
https://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=5I3DK0W15

Interests

We enjoy a lot of different activities, depending on the time/seasons: travel, archaeology, photography, do-it-yourself, architecture, old books, flea markets, and so much more. But, as the number of our positive CS experiences increases, travel and hosting become more and more important to us, and in ways we would not have even thought of a few years ago.
Besides, meeting new people on the way is becoming the main goal of our trips, rather than just breezing through places. People are more interesting than places, aren't they?

Music, Movies & Books

Some favorite movies: "Alexander Nevsky", most of Woody Allen's ; among the latest: "Be Kind, Rewind" ; Terry Gilliam ; Hitchkock, etc.

British humor, including "Black Books" and all of Monty Python's works, the IT Crowd. A few US TV series, like The Big Bang Theory.

I mostly read essays an non-fiction about all kinds of themes., so no specific titles here, sorry. I'm also fascinated by biographies about outstanding traveling women: Alexandra David-Neel, Karen Blixen, Elsa Maillard and others, unknown to most people, whose life is really uncommon.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Traveling in South American for 3 months in 2014. So many beautiful experiences involving humans, hiking, nature, thanks to Rogerio, Dênis, Emi, Helio, Ale, Ricardo, Equi, Valentin, Javier, Uxue, Leo, Gloria, Oscar, Flor, Gerardo, Rihannon, Ignacio, Nati, Gaston and so many others met along the way.

Teach, Learn, Share

• Rule #1 : share with guests.
• Rule #2 : share with hosts.
• Other rules: please refer to rules #1 and #2, whichever applies.

We happen to have a little longer life experience than most CS members. If someone is interested in picking up some of what we can share, he/she is welcome. But it is clear to us that we can learn much more from anyone. In fact, some of the most amazing people we met were young people of the same age as our kids.. How about checking this by surfing our couch?

What I Can Share With Hosts

A safe and quiet haven to rest and relax for a while. Anything else is optional, to be discussed according to our mutual wishes and abilities.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

France, Germany, United States

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