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Doing a PhD in Anthropology in Central Africa, among the Baka Pygmies. At the University of Barcelona (ICTA - UAB)
I was born in the north of France where I studied Geography. Travelled a lot in Asia, lived in Brussels and then in Paris during 3 years, studying Ecological Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History.
I was leaving in the countryside, in the idea to keep a strong link with manual activities (gardening, art, ceramic), then I went to Cameroon for one year to live in a forest village among the Pygmies, in order to study human-animal relations, hunting techniques and conservation issues.
I am now on writing my Phd dissertation....
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have practiced Couch Surfing during a long trip across Asia in 2006-2007. Never had the oppurtunity to receive, but you will welcome as soon as I will have a couch (and a home...).
Craft (ceramic, wood), winter time, walk, animals, french poetry, birdwatching, playing music, yoga, seawatching, permaculture, good music, old maps, wacky activities, botany, landscapes and land-art.....
Music, Movies, and Books
Folk songs (Bob Dylan fanatic), traditional french music, blues and bluegrass, Klezmer music, traditionnal arabic and asian music, and all good music from seventies rock until new electro pop.
Readings : Kenneth White, Nicolas Bouvier, Blaise Cendrars, Maiakovski, Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Jack London, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Eluard.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you to speak French ! (among others things...)
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, France, Spain