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Hey there :) ! I'm Patricia, graphic designer from Montreal.
I'm a lot into "zero waste". That means I'm trying to have the lowest impact on the environment possible. The only content of my garbage bin currently is cat litter and fruit stickers. I'm a hippie at heart ;). However, I am worried that I won't be able to follow this lifestyle when travelling.
I don't eat meat. I avoid milk, cheese and eggs as much as I can. I eat fish and seafood when no other plant-based option is available. I don't want to have any kind of debate over this and I'll respect your dietary choices, please respect mines. Nonetheless, I don't mind answering any questions. I'm not exactly vegan since I don't obey to all the rules of the "vegan police" ;)
I'm always heartbroken when people refuse my CouchRequests saying only "sorry im busy" (with no capitals, no comma, …) or just refusing without saying anything. I took several minutes reading your whole profile and writing a personalized CouchRequest, the minimum you could do is write a proper sentence. We are civilized people! Let's be civilized with one another …
I usually go at bed around 10pm. Yes, I know, I am a boring old grandma but I usually try to sleep 9 hours otherwise I am really tired the next day.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfed at Jonathan's in Brussels, Belgium in April 2012
Couchsurfed at Yacine's in Lyon, France in May 2012
Couchsurfed at David's in London, England in June 2012
Couchsurfed at Jériam's in Nice, France in July 2012
Couchsurfed at Giuseppe's in Rome, Italy in July 2012
Couchsurfed at Andrea F.'s in Rome, Italy in July 2012
Couchsurfed at Italo's in Lavinio, Italy in July 2012
Couchsurfed at Andrea M.'s in Rome, Italy in July 2012
Couchsurfed at Samuel's in Toronto, Canada in February 2013
Couchsurfed at Vickie's in Detroit, USA in February 2013
Couchsurfed at Michael's and Helen's in Chicago, USA in February 2013
Couchsurfed at Tyler's in Chicago, USA in March 2013
Hosted Wei from Vancouver, Canada in September 2013
Hosted Joonas from Tampere, Finland in September 2013
Hosted Omar from Fort Worth, USA in October 2013
Couchsurfed at Dokken's in Aso, Japan in November 2013
Couchsurfed at Sean's in Nagoya, Japan in November 2013
Couchsurfed at Koki's in Tokyo, Japan in November 2013
Couchsurfed at Mayu's in Tokyo, Japan in November 2013
Hosted Emi from Kagoshima, Japan in December 2013
Hosted Erica from Sapporo, Japan in February 2014
Couchsurfed at Omar's in Fort Worth, USA in April 2014
Couchsurfed at Jared's in New York, USA in June 2014
Hosted Tommy from Milan, Italy in August 2014
Hosted Ruiqiang from Chuilin, China in September 2014
Couchsurfed at Makis's in Athens, Greece in May 2015
Couchsurfed at Nonní's in Reykjahlíð, Iceland in September 2017
-- a few other Couchsurfers slept in my apartment in summer 2014 but they were officially hosted by my flatmate Srain so even though we hang out a little, they weren't officially hosted by me --
I also like to talk to people about Québec, this weird part of Canada where people speak French and little English. I want the people to know how rich is Québec's culture (how we have fine authors and musicians) and why is Québec so different from the rest of Canada. I don't consider myself Canadian, even though I do like them Canadians ;).
I love going to concerts. This is one of the things I spent most money on (except for traveling).
Stuff I would like to do:
- Trek in Nunavut
- Go to a vineyard in California
- Get drunk in an Irish pub
- See the Mongolian desert
- Hike in Patagonia
- Drive a Vespa in Italy
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Arctic Monkeys, Timber Timbre, Alt-J, Foals, Suuns, Brand New, Cage The Elephant, Malajube, Spoon, DFA1979, Wavves, Portugal. The Man, The Babies, Gorillaz, The Strokes, The Beatles, Deerhunter, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Black Lips, The White Stripes, etc.
Books: Brave New World (Huxley), Le Comte de Monte Cristo (Dumas), Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro), Animal Farm (Orwell), Green Mile (King), His Dark Materials (Pullman), L'avalée des avalés (Ducharme), Du mercure sous la langue (Trudel), Perfume (Süskind) and, of course, Harry Potter :) !
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I saw the sun going down behing the Alps on the Lake of Geneva at the city of Vevey, that was one of the most beautiful thing I ever saw.
I watched a jazz concert in the tiniest pub ever in Amsterdam, I danced to indie rock music in a club in Edinburgh, I passed out in Geneva, I hid myself at the back of a Smart car in Roma, I took a bus on Detroit's 8 mile by myself (and was the only white person on the bus), I rode a bicycle in the middle of nowhere in Holland, I paraglided in the Swiss Alps, I enjoyed a cruise on Annecy's lake, I sweat on the Côte-d'Azur, I had a drink in a posh bar at one of the highest skyscrapers in Chicago, I saw a live volcano in Japan and I skied in the Alps :)
The farthest West I went: Driftwood, USA
The farthest North I went: Dettifoss, Iceland
The farthest South I went: Tulum, Mexico
The farthest East I went: Tokyo, Japan
Teach, Learn, Share
10 Foods you've got to try here:
1 - Tire d'érable on snow (tire d'érable sur neige)
2 - Beaver Tail (queue de castor)
3 - Ice cider (cidre de glace)
4 - Sucre à la crème
5 - Mile End bagel
6 - Grands-pères dans le sirop
7 - Maple baked beans (fèves à l'érable)
8 - Spruce beer (bière d'épinette)
9 - Tourtière
10 - Poutine
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, France, Switzerland