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Martin

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 27 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Spanish; learning Italian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Working
  • Graduate
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

living life to the fullest

ABOUT ME

I grew up in France. I lived over there until i was 23. Afterward, i went to Canada, to do a work&travel's year. This year was rich of experience and lovely meeting. I shared so much through those months. I did also some woofing in few places. That's something i'll never forget. Then i finished my master degree in Germany, in a city called Mainz, near to Francfort. It was as well a very interesting year. Learning about the german culture and their way to study. I met so many people from all over Europe and even further. New friendships, unbelievable memories.Then i lived in Ireland in Dublin for about 2 years and i'm currently living in Spain since 2012. Apart from that i'm captivating in all the things which passionate me, like travelling, meeting new people, learning a new language, learning how to play a new instrument, observing the world...so curious about everything

PHILOSOPHY

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
Martin Luther King Jr

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present

It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

The trouble is you think you have time

Be curious, not judgmental

Be curious and imaginative.

You were born an original don't die a copy

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
Nelson Mandela

"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing".
George Bernard Shaw

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty”.
Mahatma Gandhi

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life”.
John Lennon

"We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness".
Mark Manson

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me”.
 Ayn Rand

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I began with couchsurfing in 2008 in Canada. I did some CS in the north of Canada, but also in lots of big cities in the US (Orlando, Washington, Chicago, Minneapolis). I used the website to go across Canada (from east to west), and i was amazed to see how good it worked for us, i'll never forget all the lovely people who accepted us at their homes. Such an unbelievable experience...
I did some during a roadtrip through Europe with 2 friends. It was also absolutely stunning...

Interests

Music (Jazz, Blues, Pop, classic rock).
Sport (volley-ball, swimming, jogging, snowboard, surf, inline skating)
Cooking (Italian, French, Asian)
Dancing (salsa, rock'n roll, swing)

And of course travelling everywhere...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Hitchcock, Tim Burton, Sean Penn, Martin Scorsese, Lynch, Tarantino, Kubrick
Music :The Beatles, The Rolling stones, The Doors, Cream, Guns and Roses, Led zeppelin, The Who, The Queen, The Cure, Radiohead, Janis Joplin, Muse, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, AC-DC, The Clash, Glenn Miller, Elsa Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, CCR, Alanis Morissette, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Patrice, Damien Rice, Bruce Springsteen, Audioslave, Chris Cornell, Pearl jam, Eddie Vedder, Robbie Basho, Ray Lamontagne, Bessie Smith

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I surfed in Miami beach and in the Atlantic/Pacific Oceans
I saw the Mississipi River
I was in the Capital of Canada, US and Mexico
I visited the Harvard University
I saw the Niagara falls
I saw whales in the north of Canada
I touched dolphins in Florida
I saw bears in the Rocky Mountains in Canada
I took a picture from the oldest tree in Canada (800 years old)
I walked on Ocean Drive(Miami Beach), Times Square and 5th Avenue (NY)
I saw the Great Lakes in the US
I was in the southest point in US (Key West)
I was at the place where Martin L. King did his speech in Washington
I saw the White House
I was in the Preservation Hall in N.O., where all the most famous jazzman have played
I went for an expedition with sleddog in Canada
I saw the "roché percé" in Gaspésie
I visited the university where ice hockey was born (McGill)
I rode a tandem with one of my best friend along the Michigan Lake
I did some snowboarding in Canada
I flew in a 2 seats plane over Eastern Township area in Canada
I went across Canada from east to west with an old Pick-up, with 2 friends
I went on a roadtrip within Europe across 9 countries during 16 days
I went on a roadtrip in Poland across the biggest cities with a polish friend during the summer
I saw the grave of Jim Morrison in the "Pere Lachaise" cemetery
I saw Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, The John Butler trio, Ayo, The Lumineers, Bruce Springsteen, Rival sons, Charles Aznavour, les cowboys fringants, Lenny Kravitz, The kings of Leon in concert
I went on a roadtrip along the california coast from LA to SFO with my best friend
I went on a roadtrip in Mexico along the "riviera Maya" with my best friend
I ran a marathon in northern Ireland with a friend in 2011
I ran the Barcelona marathon in 2013
I walked the Camino de Santiago (Saint James Way, Jakobsweg, Chemin de saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle)
I ran the Rotterdam marathon in 2014
I ran the Copenhagen marathon in 2015

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess i can teach people how to play volley ball, go inline skating, dance salsa, rock'n'roll and swing, maybe play guitar and do some cooking (without any flashiness)

What I Can Share With Hosts

All my life experience, and some of my funny stories ;)

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain

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