Patrick Chevallier

Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France

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Overview

  • 265 References 197
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Italian, Latin, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish
  • 60, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Digging old stuff --> archaeologist
  • A lot. And not a lot.
  • From Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
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About Me

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We can't promise a positive reply, but we'll make the most to accommodate you
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 usually 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?

We've been hosted over 180 times in 40 different countries; here is the full list:
https://sites.google.com/site/p0326499170/
And here is the map https://www.google.fr/maps/@17.9717732,13.4871641,3z/data=!4m2!6m1!1szo0qvE_Xb2vc.kCVHDoWKtHcY

We hosted over 120 guests from 32 countries, some even come back every once in a while, and it makes us happy.

A complete list of our guests can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/guestspatch051/guests but here is a list of our most recent host/guest experiences in 2015 and 2016:

Jan. 2016: hosted Raymond from Sacramento
https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/2000096684

Dec. 2015: surfed with Charlotte & Nathanaël in Auzet
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/charlotte.natha

Nov. 2015: surfed with Yann & Céline in Neufchâteau
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/yann-berthalon

Nov. 2015: hosted Kien & Yoke from Singapore
https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/cherkyeng/

Oct. 2015: hosted Youness from Zürich
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/naityouness

Oct. 2015 : surfed with Alexandre and Françoise in Géraudot
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/fanfan10

Oct. 2015 : surfed with Sylvie in Géraudot
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/lefer

Sep. 2015: surfed with Marion & Nicolas in Troyes

Sep. 2015 : surfed with Nicolas in Troyes
http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=345PMMF

Sep. 2015 : surfed with Marie-Noëlle in Troyes
http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=2VEXF1P

Sep. 2015: hosted Marcella & Eric from Italy
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/marcella-rasia

Sep. 2015: hosted Lisa from Brussels, Belgium
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/lisamartens

Aug. 2015 : hosted Waleed (from Koweit) from Poltova, Ukraine
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/waleedjaber

July 2015 : hosted Meera & Ashwani from New Delhi, India
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/ashnay

June 2015 : hosted Marta & Jeroen from Nijmegen, Netherlands
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/siic86

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

May 2015: visited Banele in Mbabane, 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

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, and 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 America 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, O'car 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, England, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Wales, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, United States

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