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Henry David Thoreau said : "I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Well that sums up pretty much how I live these days, live freely, deliberatly, learn, and make the most of it.
I'm an easy going guy, quiet, and respectful.
I'm quite an active person but also like to be lazy, not too long though I get bored quickly, always up for doing anything that could be interesting.
I can be very silent sometimes, it doesn't mean I'm moody or I have a problem with you it's just that talking for the sake of talking is something I don't do, if I have nothing interesting to say I simply don't talk. Sometimes silence is enough :)
Don't worry I can also be talkative, I'm always up for an interesting conversation :)
can be funny, even on myself...
Actually this section is boring, what are words to describe someone ? not enough for sure, you'll see if we meet :)
Self inquiry is the way :) and for me the only one.
I'm trying to find my answers every day when I walk when I talk when I think, eat, piss or work, and the more I learn the less I know, which is kind of amazing and has led me to not be afraid of the unknown and even to look for it with a kind of excitement.
I don't know if life has a meaning, what is after death, if there is a god or a big unity in the universe, these are just theories from and for people eager for ready-made answers.
I know it brings me much more happiness to be nice to people so I do it.
I know I don't have the control on anything so I try to let go and see.
I know relationships makes me more happy than things, so I keep my friends and don't buy useless stuff.
I know words can be very powerful so I'm careful with them.
I know I'm egocentered but I still don't know how to stop it :)
And that's pretty much it...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Actually travelling, I use CS mostly to find people for hosting or for meeting, I'm on the "receiving" side of it, one day I'll be on the "giving" side of it :)
On this trip I've been hosted in almost all the countries I crossed since I left France, it's funny to see how people see hosting very differently in different cultures, it has always been a good experience.
I've seen sometimes people hosted with me in the same house taking advantage of the host's generosity without even feeling bad about it, that's a shame and that won't happen with me.
I've been hosted by such great people, sometimes I can't believe it when I think about it :)
This "trip" started in 2013 in France, the goal was to reach India by land, which never happened because so many other amazing things happened in between. I spend a long time cycling in Asia, got addicted to it and damaged my knee, I got to live in Australia and New Zealand. As of today I'm starting my way back to France (maybe through India who knows), it'll start with a 4 months hike in New Zealand, as of after, I don't know yet..
I used to read a lot, especially books that have something to teach, the only problem with books is that it's so heavy in a backpack :)
I used to work in kitchens between two trips, so i'm not so bad at cooking, and I really like doing it. So of course I like eating :) Been vegetarian for years to fight on my level against animal abuse and suffering, the next step was to turn vegan which I did a few months ago.
I like to spend time with my family when I can, with friends, partying sometimes.
Above all I love to go in the unknown nature with a tent, to get lost in mountains or on a deserted beach with only the nature and a good friend, feeling the calm of nature is something very inspiring and relaxing.
Really fond of music, I always have a melody in my head, can't play any instruments unfortunately. I used to attend to music festivals, as a volunteer or not, it makes me fly.
I enjoy juggling, with balls at the moment, I'd love to improve with clubs.
- music festivals
- cycle touring
Music, Movies, and Books
Random authors : Gandhi, bernard weber, krishnamurti, aldous huxley, eckart tolle, paulo coelho, henri charriere, jean-louis etienne, sylvain tesson, khalil gibran, arnaud desjardins, henri-david thoreau, adam smith, etienne de la boetie, boris cyrulnik, carlos castenada, jean ziegler, noam chomsky, alexandra david-néel and so on...
Bands I like the most (especially in live), Groundation, Hilight tribe
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Bought a $100 bicycle in Beijing and hit the road on my own, without training whatsoever, with zero notion of Chinese and kept pedaling for 7 months.
Was that great ? OH YES, the only thing is that now I'm addicted to it !
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach french, english (to the worst english speaker maybe), juggling, how to mix what you have in your fridge in a very edible dish, whatever diet you're on. As I try to be careful of what I eat I know a bit about food in general, additives, chemicals, taste enhancers, what the body needs and doesn't so I guess I could teach that.
I can fix your computer, help for your website and explain you why this f***** machine refuses to start.
I want, and need to learn permaculture, how to be self sufficient, how to build my house, live without waste and in care of the nature, because whatever turn my life takes I'll be doing these kind of things when my travelling fever will stop.
I want to learn didjeridoo ! got one back in france but never had the time to learn properly.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Burkina Faso, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom