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Overview

  • 7 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, French, Italian, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • french teacher
  • Maitrise Langues etrangères Appliquées, Uninversité de Gr...
  • From born and raised in France, linving south spain
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Mission is not an appropriate word when living life is concerned: sounds too .... profesional

ABOUT ME

Is there anybody whose main life's goal is not catching as more happiness as possible? So is mine. I'm curious, always wondering about everything; like debates; like nature and other things.

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy sounds too.... deep.... and trascendental; just trying to live the life as best as i can

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Like 99% of couchsurfers, I came to couchsurfing many years ago because I wanted to meet people and see the world. All my experiences both hosting and getting hosted has been really great. I have not done as many trips as I intented to because...well because when you're more than 30 and more than 40, it's not easy any longer to get real free time

Interests

History, science, languages, músic, (play saxo alto), sports (cycling, tennis, hiking)

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sports
  • tennis
  • history
  • languages
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

movies Pulp Fiction, amercan beauty, death of a salesman, Crash, Babel, Amelie, The revenant, Chihiro s voyage, Coco, The thin red line, and some other more
books: moby dick, a confederacy of dunces, the catcher in the rye, steinbeck, matias enard, la guerra del fin del mundo mario vargas llosa, the tousand autumns of jacob de zoet, cloud atlas, cien años de soledad, cormac mc carthy, etc
New readings: Lincoln in the Bardo from George Saunders, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick from Peter Handke, Aster and Margarita from Bulgakov, Sukkwan Island from David Vann, the Russian Civil War from Evan Modsley, les Bienveillantes Jonathan Little, the third Reich trilogy from Richard Evans, the Terror from Dan Simmons, Guerre et Paix from Tolstoï, and many more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Many years ago I played heads or tails with my cousin and.. believe it or not ¡right on the edge! We stared at each other absolutely amazed. Lately I've asked him if he remembered, and he said no...so I am not even sure If I have dreamt it or not :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I used to say that the Will is the most important thing in life. Now I think that is a bit pretentious to try give lessons about life, especially when one's life is not model for anything and anybody.

What I Can Share with Hosts

i can talk with you, make you company, help you with spanish and french lessons, accompany you if you need to go to supermarket or elsewhere, share my modest knowledge of music and history, play tennis or ride a bike with you, tell you how it is to live in france and spain, share opinions with you about life, and facts of life, help you wash the dishes and sweep the floor...

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, France, Spain, United States

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