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Overview

  • 43 references 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Swedish; learning German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Japanese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Cynic
  • McGill University (B.A.), Sciences Po Paris (M.A.), MGIMO...
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About Me

Canadian gay boy living in Paris.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Begging people last minute for couches in truly organised style.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed couches in Copenhagen, Barcelona, Munich, Mariehamn, Sofia, Vienna, Halifax, New York City, Bordeaux, Beirut, Stockholm, Gdańsk and Reykjavík. I had some lovely meet-ups in Astana/Nur-Sultan, Havana, Saint Lucia, Caracas, Tórshavn, Curaçao, Saint Petersburg, Québec City, Kyiv, Ekaterinburg, Moscow and Warsaw as well.

I haven't been as active since I moved away from Montréal, but I'm always happy to help the CS community!

Interests

Writing, travelling, breathing.

Continuing to do the above. Preferably simultaneously.

Music, Movies, and Books

Films involving alinear stories, subtitles, arbitrary dance sequences and at least one case of sexual hypertension.

Music involving a piano, violins, cellos and feminism or, better yet, that has been left to age for at least a century in a cool, dark place.

Books by Carpentier, Nabokov, Oe, Rushdie, Atwood, Vonnegut, Gary or Bulgakov.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Biked across the volcanic terrain of Iceland to dance around a midnight bonfire in celebration of the summer solstice. Interned in Caracas and slept in a hammock near Angel Falls. Won a free trip to Russia. Took the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Vladivostok. Hitchhiked in the Faroe Islands with an affable Finn. Saw a play I wrote get performed.

One? I can't count.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach me to speak, cook and think like you. I'll teach you how to say 'sorry' too often and the proper method of drinking bagged milk.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Big smiles, bad puns, good music and true stories.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Åland Islands

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Venezuela

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