Orleans, Centre, France

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • thinking, dreaming, reading, writing, learning, experienc...
  • IT among many things. Nowadays self-teaching Non-Violent ...
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About Me

Family trip in Vietnam in August 2015! :-)

My Vietnamese phone number:
01 208 982 141

Elio, my 2 years old son, my wife and I will be traveling over Vietnam for one month, during August 2015 :-)

First time we're traveling so far with our young boy... :-)

We all love meeting people, talking, laughing... and eating ;-)

We're traveling with two Vietnamese friends until Hoi An. We would be happy to meet you :-) And if you have a looooot of space, as we're 4 people + 1 baby, we can come to your place!

What we are planning ?
1st to 3rd: We're staying in HCMV for a few days
3rd to 6th: My Tho
6th to 7th: HCMV
7th to 9th: Mui Ne
9th to 11th: Nha Trang
11th to 12th: Tuy Hoa
12th to 20th: Hoi An
20th to 25th: Baie d'Along / Cat ba
25th to 28th: Hanoi

French mobile phone: +33 620 524 985

I am a conservative open-minded guy and a pragmatic dreamer ^^

I try to keep "child eyes": to remain curious and to always be surprised.

I quitted my job a few months ago to live one of my dream : being a full-time traveller. Now I'm back in France and thinking about the future :)


The best way to contribute to a better world is being himself really and totally blossomed.

Carpe diem

Experiencing the life's pleasures.

* "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
- Mahatma Gandhi

* "We do not inherit the earth from our fathers. We borrow it from our children."
- Antoine de Saint Exupery

* "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything."
- Albert Einstein

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, Surfing & Trying to animate the CS community in Orleans


Couch Experience
Number of couch: 10
Number of nights: 20
Number of "Coffee or a drink": 3

Countries (host origins):
Canada (2), France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Palestine (West Bank), USA (2)

Hosting Experience
Number of surfers: 12
Number of nights: 12
Number of "Coffee or a drink": 2

Countries (guest origins):
Argentina, Colombia, France (2), Germany, Mexico, Finland(2), New Zealand, USA (5)

Visitors origin on my profile, since 2nd April 2010


Recent Update (07/2015) : Meditation, Non-Violent Communication (a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg), Collective intelligence, Sociocracy, Holacracy

Ultimate frisbee, sport, outdoors activities, ecology, photography, reading, eating and cooking, movies, theater, politic, philosophy, board games, chess, museum, dance (salsa and folk), talking for hours with friends :)

I love spending time in museums. Particularly Contemporary and Modern art museums ; and also interactive museums. Regarding those two aspects, I've been very positively surprised by Washington DC's museums ^^ I strongly advise them !

But also travelling (of course!), Having fun, Laughing, Meeting people...

I love the Japanese culture : Manga (books & animation), the food, martial art, temples, Hi-Tech, contemporary art

Music, Movies, and Books

Not exhaustive lists !

Film director: Coen brothers, Emir Kusturica, Lars Von Trier, Peter Watkins, Takeshi Kitano, Elia Suleiman, Costa Gavras, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick...

Movies: DogVille, Fight Club, American History X, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulin, Amores perros, City of God, 21 gram, Trainspotting, Old Boy, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird", "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", Bourne Trilogy, Into the Wild, L'Auberge espagnole, American Beauty, Frida, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gattaca, M*A*S*H, Pulp fiction, Princess Mononoke and most of the Miyazaki's animations, La Cité de la Peur,Un Jour Sans Fin, Willow, Le Goût Des Autres...

Books: A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole), Dune series (Frank Herbert), Foundation series (Isaac Asimov), La vie devant soi (Romain Gary), L'élégance du hérisson (Muriel Barbery), Le Parfum (Patrick Suskind), Le Petit Prince (Antoine de St-Exupery), 1984 (G.Orwell), L'Alchimiste (P.Coelho), Le fusil de chasse (Yasushi Inoué), Someone Else (Tonino Benacquista)...

Manga : books & animation

While teenager I read a lot of Stephen King & Dean R. Koontz ^^

I like all kinds of music, depending on my mood :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

being alive

Having a kid / becoming a father

Vipassana meditation

Non-Violent Communication

Teach, Learn, Share

Not exhaustive lists !

Teach: Languages, Photography, Cooking, Ultimate Frisbee... and much more !

Learn: Languages, Photography, Cooking, Ultimate Frisbee... and much more !

Share: Languages, Photography, Cooking, Ultimate Frisbee... but also : laugh, conversation, beers... and much more !

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Syrian Arab Republic

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