Victoire Rio

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Bosnian, Croatian, German, Italian, Serbian
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Humanitarian with a tech twist
  • international development
  • From Paris
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About Me


Successfully combine work and travel. It's hard work - but man do I wish to get it right!


I've been to the Guggenheim and MOMA in NYC, but also got to have a dressed up picnic in central park and to smoke a shisha on a Manahattan roof; I've eaten Pierogi in Poland, but also spent an evening talking a mixture of every language i know (including Latin!) to a polish family in the garden of a little polish cottage by a lake; i've got to explore Penang's food scene in Malaysia but also got to share a bed with a truck driver's wife and daughter as he rescued me from a night in a bus station.
You've surely got my point by now. I like to travel YES, and i love to visit places, but what i love beyond it all is to discover a country through its people and the odd little adventures that come out of going beyond the tourist sites.

My Paris is nothing like the one you find in a guidebook, and neither are any of the places I lived in, and that's probably the same for you. Each of us has its very own conception of the place (s)he lives in, and that is what is nice to share !! That and our inherent human qualities and various personalities!

I've called numerous places home over the past few years and I'm currently on a travel break, lately based out of Cambodia, though I plan on hitting the road again soon.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I discovered couchsurfing almost 10 years ago and have made it my go to place for meeting new people in the countries I move to. I've also surfed and couched along the way and partaken and organised numerous CS meetings, particularly in Haiti and in Bosnia.


Traveling, to me, is as much about discovering people than it is about discovering places. It is about discovering cultures, be it through customs, language or food.But above all it's about enjoying the variety of this world, while discovering that in the end of the day we are all the same.

Couchsurfing gave me the chance to 'travel' in that way, both while away or at home !


I love a good conversation, love to be challenged, and love to learn or try something new. If all this can be combined, even better!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Packed up my life time and time again, meeting fantastic individuals along the way

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, France, Haiti, United Kingdom, United States

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