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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese (Simplified), Georgian, Indonesian, Russian, Turkish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • chasing inspiration & accumulating experiences...
  • human interaction, book reading, youtube power!
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About Me

Torn between the addiction to wild space and human encounter. Happiness is matter of balance. Since i'm born i never settled down more than a handful of years and I may never do.

After realising sedantarism wasn't going to do it for me, in 2008 I decided to step up. I quited my job and started walking to the east. An alternative path through life that leaded me much further than I thought. After 7 years, 4 winters, 3 rainy seasons, and some 18 000 km I came to the conclusion that less we care about the passing time, more we have of it and that is better to see money not as a unit to measure wealth but time.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The couchsurfing community has always been a key support to my journey. Thanks to this awesome community I was able to spend a year kazakhstan on a business visa, get precious advise to define the best route and border crossing, find beautiful people to walk with me and hundreds of friends holding part of my stories and keys of my futures possiblities.


  • photography
  • meditation
  • philosophy
  • trekking
  • lucid dreaming
  • video editing
  • astrophysics

Music, Movies, and Books

love classic litterature, I'll limit myself to my favorite from 3 favorite writter
Zola: L'assomoire
Flaubert: Madame Bovary
Tolstoi: Anna Karenina.
a little extra ^^ Proust: à la Recherche du Temps Perdu

more recent works I'm more picky I could vouch for
Süskind: Perfume
Chevalier: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Orwel: 1984 counts?

I'm a very big movievore:
Sci-fi: Her, ex-machina, interstellar, gravity
Docu: cartel land, citizenfour, black fish, nostalgia for the light

Youtube channel should be here too:
-School Of Life
-In a Nutshell
-PBS Space Time

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-I walked across the whole range of climates that spread from Europe to Oceania. Sleeping in tent by -28°C. walking by +46°C, a literally head spinning temperature.
-I walked half a year in single unique landscape: the steppes. Faced severe dehydration to a point where I stopped thinking straight.
-I Walked 3 weeks over 4000m in a planned underfed state due to the huge distance that stretch between two villages in the Tibetan plateau.
-I stayed 11 days macheting my way through the jungle, experiencing what's called "jungle rot" from staying too long under the extreme humidity of the rainforest canopy.

Teach, Learn, Share

Help me expend the boundaries of what I know that I don't know.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my experience in long crossing of wilderness in self-sufficiency and a bit about photography too.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Laos, Montenegro, Slovenia

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam

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