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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:
And here is the map https://email@example.com,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
Dec. 2015: surfed with Charlotte & Nathanaël in Auzet
Nov. 2015: surfed with Yann & Céline in Neufchâteau
Nov. 2015: hosted Kien & Yoke from Singapore
Oct. 2015: hosted Youness from Zürich
Oct. 2015 : surfed with Alexandre and Françoise in Géraudot
Oct. 2015 : surfed with Sylvie in Géraudot
Sep. 2015: surfed with Marion & Nicolas in Troyes
Sep. 2015 : surfed with Nicolas in Troyes
Sep. 2015 : surfed with Marie-Noëlle in Troyes
Sep. 2015: hosted Marcella & Eric from Italy
Sep. 2015: hosted Lisa from Brussels, Belgium
Aug. 2015 : hosted Waleed (from Koweit) from Poltova, Ukraine
July 2015 : hosted Meera & Ashwani from New Delhi, India
June 2015 : hosted Marta & Jeroen from Nijmegen, Netherlands
May 2015: hosted Juan Pablo from Mendoza, Argentina
May 2015: visited Banele in Mbabane, Swaziland
April-May 2015: visited these people in South Africa:
Rudi and Christov; https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/rudi.dupreez
April 2015: hosted Zeid from Nuremberg (2nd time)
April 2015: hosted Serge from Sézanne
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