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Overview

  • 58 references 51 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Portuguese
  • 73, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Busy retiree. keep visiting France and his fascinating ci...
  • Well educated, at least I think so. Open minded, I enjoy ...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

World tour in 2011

ABOUT ME

Born in Congo, I spent the first 9 years in Central Africa before coming to France. After engineering study I became petroleum engineer during about 20 years which gave me the opportunity to live overseas, in various countries. From these sojourns I keep a large human experience, and I still appreciate to meet new people. My family is today scattered all around the world (Japan, Singapore, Canada, Belgium etc) which gives me the chance to travel, since I retired.
I recently moved to Faro, Algarve, Portugal. It's a nice region with friendly people, and I have still to discover around, but I will be pleased to share what I know already
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Ne au Congo, j ai vécu 9 ans en République Centrafricaine, avant de venir en France. Après mes études d ingénieur, j ai été pendant environ 20 ans ingénieur pétrolier, ce qui m'a donné l'opportunité de beaucoup voyager. De ces séjours j' ai acquis une large expérience humaine, et j ai toujours plaisir a rencontrer de nouvelles têtes. Ma famille est aujourd'hui dispersée autour du monde (Japon, Singapour, Canada, Belgique, et France)ce qui me donne encore la possibilité de voyager depuis que je suis retraite.
Je me suis récemment installé à FARO/ OLHAO au sud du Portugal. Jolie région que je continue de découvrir, mais je serai heureux de vous faire partager ce que je connais déjà.

PHILOSOPHY

better knowledge of each other, mutual respect, and tolerance should lead to a better world
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Une meilleure connaissance des uns et des autres, un respect mutuel, et un peu de tolérance devrait nous conduire à un monde meilleur.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Living in south of Portugal, the region is rich not only of nice beaches, but has some beauties that I wish to make you discover.
But I like to travel, and I wish to meet people in other countries. I am sure they will make me discover and appreciate the beauty of their country.
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J'habite désormais au sud du Portugal. Cette jolie région est riche non seulement de jolies plages, mais a aussi d autres trésors que je vous ferai volontiers découvrir
Mais j'aime également voyager, découvrir de nouveau horizons, et je suis persuade que mes futurs hôtes, me feront découvrir, partager, et aimer les richesses de leur propre région.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I start having a long experience of couch surfing. This is a great experience. I met very nice people during my trips. I hosted some who had the opportunity to host me in return when I visited their country. I was offerd a flight over Idaho mountains, I was invited to a muslim wedding in Malaisia, had a night tour of Budapest, a3 days tour visiting wooden churches in east Slovaquia, all these experiences offered by CSers. I stay in contact with some of them, and made some good friends. Really great.

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Je commence à avoir une bonne expérience de CS, et c est tout a fait positif. J ai rencontré des gens fabuleux, généreux, disponibles. J'ai hébergé des CSers qui en retour m'ont hébergé lorsque je visitais leur pays. J'ai fait un vol au dessus des montagne de l'Idaho, j'ai été invité à un mariage musulman en Malaisie, j ai fait une visite de nuit de Budapest, une visite pendant 3 jours des églises en bois en Slovaquie, tout cela offert par mes hôtes. Je reste en contact avec un certain nombre et certains sont même devenus des ami(e)s. Fabuleux souvenirs.

Interests

History, nature, arts, photography, and obviously people.

  • arts
  • photography
  • beauty
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • engineering
  • history
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

jazz, country music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sun rise on the sand dunes in Sahara desert. A must see
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Un lever de soleil sur les dunes au Sahara. A voir

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Petroleum engineering, French,
Learn: so many subjects...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, France, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Portugal

Old School Badges

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