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Julien Lefebvre

Cormelles-le-Royal, Lower Normandy, France

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Riding my mountain bike, being a gee...
  • Mechanical Engineering Master's Degree
  • From Caen, Normandie, France
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Becoming what I'd like to be. Sharing hospitality with travellers is one part of this huge program.

ABOUT ME

I was born and bred in Caen and the deep Norman countryside. I've studied in Compiègne, Picardie (approx 45 minutes north of Paris) and am still living there.

I occupy my evenings riding mountain bikes, getting myself out to see various people, dancing (salsa)harvesting mushroms sometimes, reading about local History, geeking on Linux, video games, reading... Well, quite a simple stuff.

I simply enjoy meeting people, especially foreign travellers. They usually have two great advantages : being more openminded than the average and opening my own mind (helping it to get more opened than the average). That's why I'm on CouchSurfing.com

PHILOSOPHY

Just trying to be responsible for my own life and stop letting it go its own way, me being a witness.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Not a big leader. I'm just offering my couch and a few beers, help and advice if needed, to the travellers who get lost in my not very touristical but quite lovely town. It already worked once.

And of course I hope to be able to check if other people's couches are as much comfortable as mine.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Well I've hosted Simon (see "Simon Little" on CS) for two nights on his riding trip from Amsterdam to Istanbul. It was my first CS experience. It has been a total success, so I'd enjoy to welcome any couchsurfer another time.

I met three nice Bremer people for a drink on november, nd I enjoyed Marianne's hospitality for a diner with the mates from Beauvais.

Interests

Loads of things : renewables, ecology, strategy games, magic, bad and ridiculous movies, dancing, History, rugby (NOT as a player ;) ), mountainbikes (NOT as a spectator), the forest of Compiègne, reading, drinking belgian beers, GNU Linux, enjoying people...

Music, Movies & Books

So much... well, here are some examples, but there are many others. The list will be completed with the time.

Movies :

Sophia Coppola movies Tim Burton movies Sci Fi movies Brazil Lost in la Mancha Terminator 2 La cité de la peur Brain Dead La Vita e Bella La Grande Bouffe Le Magnifique L'Aventure c'est l'Aventure The Dictator (Chaplin) Star War movies Lord of the Ring movies

Music :

Above all others, I love BJORK. I'm nut about her music. Emilie Simon Rob Dougan Tori Amos Electro and House Music Kings of Convenience Les Cowboys Fringants Feist Air Jacques Brel Charles Aznavour Other old good frenchy singers Franck Sinatra Jazz (female) singers

Books :

Mainly french classical litterature (the easiest to read for a frenchy guy), but also some english/american books (translated, unfortunately)

Pierre Desproges Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Choderlos de Laclos) JRR Tolkien Arsene Lupin (Maurice Leblanc) Georges Orwell's 1984 Edgar Poe Beaumarchais Les Trois Mousquetaires (A.Dumas) Gérard de Nerval Historical medevial texts

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sleeping homeless in the Casablanca train station after a 2 days journey by train because of a forgotten phone number.

Teach, Learn, Share

Basics about Linux Basics about mushroom hunting (not psychedelic one, sorry) French rough jokes and songs (after a few beers ;) ) A bit of juggling

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, Germany, United Kingdom

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