Stéphanie Demanou

Versailles, Île-de-France, France

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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning Chinese, Russian, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Travelling full time
  • Graduated from a school of management
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


live the life to the fullest


Bonjour, bom dia, hello, hola, ni hao, hallo, dobrie dien, anyang aseoh...

I'm a French smily girl very curious of life and stuff. I would like to share experiences with sooo many people!!

I studied one semester in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia and I loved each of these experiences of discovering a culture from the inside.

I'm looking forward to speaking with my new friends from all around the world :P.

See ya


Life is short. We must not think too much. Let's be "naive" if we want to take profit of this special opportunity! :)

« Life is like a mirror if you keep smiling it smiles right back to you. »

"Si vous pensez que l'aventure est dangereuse, essayez la routine...elle est mortelle" ..P.Coelho

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. ~ Henry Miller

Il n'y a d'homme plus complet que celui qui a beaucoup voyagé, qui a changé vingt fois la forme de sa pensée et de sa vie. ~ Lamartine

"Le plus beau voyage, c'est celui qu'on n'a pas encore fait." ~ Loick Peyron

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” ~ Gandhi

"Fique a vontade" ~ Brazilian way of life

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I surfed, generally I make some french food, I teach my languages if you are interested and I share my culture (cinema, experience, travel...).


I consider couchsurfing people like a hudge family: we don't know everybody but you have lots of common and have the eager to meet each other.
I've already meet a ''mother'' in São Paulo and a ''brother'' in Rio de Janeiro :D and met heaps of people I'm still in touch with today. With those experience I learnt that the thing which most count in travel is not necessarily the place but the people we meet.

Now I can't even imagine travel without couchsurfing: I learnt a lot, I meet incredible people and heard amazing stories.

For the moment i can't host because I'm kind of a hobo but when it will settle somewhere for more that 3 months i will open my couch so that I could pay back what Couchsurfing brought to me.


I like cooking, drawing, painting, photography, history, playing handball, going out with friends (or random people), sharing, watching movies/documentaries, listening to music, laughing :D...

Overall, I prefer travelling since it allowed me to expend my knowledge and human relationship.

Music, Movies, and Books

- I especially like movies soundracks and Brazilian song (Bossa Nova, Chico Buarque, Seu Jorge...)

-Tarantino, Woody Allen, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio, Morgan Freeman,Tom Hanks, Pedro Almodovar,Tim Burton...

-Agatha Christie, Amélie Nothomb, Le Petit Prince... (I should read more!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking by myself in a country where I knew nobody.

Hang-gliding above Rio de Janeiro.

Diving into the Great Barrier Reef was just the most stunning scenery I had the chance to admire.

Teach, Learn, Share

I simply want to learn what you have to teach me ^^!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I like cooking so I will be pleased to teach how to cook delicious French meal!! :D
I'm a French native speaker so I can teach you this beautifuuul language and all the culture related.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Brazil, China, France

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