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Overview

  • 103 references 73 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Indonesian; learning Spanish
  • 67, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • English Teacher in Surakarta (Solo)
  • High school and life experiences
  • From Orléans, Centre-Val de Loire, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I have a high respect and love for Indonesian people because of their friendliness, openness, curiosity and honesty.
However I've met (or failed to meet maybe) the rudest ones here on Couchsurfing who don't answer your request or don't follow up on theirs. Those people should not be on Cs because they don't portray the spirit of this community.
I have spoken my mind!

ABOUT ME

I've been around, physically, mentally, and morally.
I've worn many hats.
I have stories to tell and i like to make them long.
But I'm thankful and humbled for the way my life has turned out, and never taken one single moment for granted.
I continue my travels as it seems to be the most educating and rewarding experience to be granted.

PHILOSOPHY

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failures, than to take ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
by Teddy Roosevelt

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

The little I have by means of accomodation isn't much, but I'd like to think that a warm and friendly hospitality is more valuable than comfort.
Actually, it's quite comfortable ☺.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couch surfing on my own has had its rewards, but I am looking forward to sharing great moments with the members of a community which purpose and mission is to share cultural heritages in the common spirit of global travelling.

Interests

Whether they be mountains, beaches, jungles, caves, you name it..., they've got my vote if they're outdoor activities; from mild to wild in the air, on the earth, and under the earth!
Very much into local cultures and traditions.
Art galleries and museums are on my list too.
Everything my eyes lay upon ends up in the picture box.

  • arts
  • flying
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Foerest Gump, Hunt For Red October, Into The Wild.
National Geographic Mag., History Channel, and the likes.

1980's Rock, Reggae, New-Orleans/Dixieland Jazz

Wilbur Smith, Clive Cussler, Lonely Planet, Footprints, Adventure, Travel, True Stories.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Growing up in Congo to the age of 13 has got to be the most outrageous thing I've experienced.
I have flown jets, owned a Porsche, had my own place in Paris, lived my own version of the American Dream, learned to fly planes and got my PPL, earned my GED (yes, there are no small achievements), sold T-shirts at swap-meets, driven limos in L.A., flown first class for free on many international flights, talked a teenager out of committing suicide, felt like an ant at the foot of Niagara Falls, etc (life should be an adventure)

Teach, Learn, Share

I am no comedian but I have some interesting stories.
In all modesty, and far from having all the answers, I like to think that life has taught me valuable lessons and practical skills. This information is free for the asking.
My next big project is to get into sailing. Anyone willing to show me the ropes or share some knowledge?

What I Can Share with Hosts

Please note that I cannot host women. If you are one and send me a request, I will know you have not read my profile and I will ignore your message, thing I normally never do.

Countries I’ve Visited

Angola, Belgium, Guam, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

Countries I’ve Lived In

Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Indonesia, United States

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