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Benoit Toccacieli

Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Living...
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be happy =)

ABOUT ME

I think I could describe myself as a spectator of the world.
What I mostly enjoy in life is watching things happening.
Lying in a park to watch people living and interacting.
Wandering in the streets or in the middle of nowhere to get lost.
Trying to find new places to enjoy good food, good wines/beers/whiskies, good company/conversation, good atmosphere.
Landing somewhere in a foreign country without any plans to simply think "Ok. And now ?".
Spending hours staring at the wind in the trees or the reflections of light around me.
Listening to people around me or reading above their shoulder to know what they are concerned about.
Talking for hours about anything to enjoy the simple pleasure of conversation.

One may say that I'm quite a passive guy. That's not totally wrong. I'd answer that I'm active in my mind.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and try to be happy with what life gives you and what you take from it, whatever your philosophy and beliefs are.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Traveling. Surfing. Hosting. Sharing moments.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been hosted alone and with my girlfriend in several places, I've met people from many countries, and we started hosting last year when we moved in together. So far, I've never had any bad experience: only positive people who make you want to share things with them (stories, recipes, advice, games, smiles & laughters, ...)

Interests

Photography (some travel pics on http://picasaweb.google.com/benoit.toccacieli)

Music (all kinds, from jazz to rock, from electro to classical, ... some music from my band available here: http://www.soundcloud.com/makaramdam)

Writing (I've started some novels and scenarii that still wait for their ends... like many other projects that I start with loads of enthusiasm but that I never manage to end...)

Travelling (how curious !) and meeting new people from everywhere...

Cooking (with almost anything I can find in the kitchen) during hours, and then spending the whole night around the table, eating, drinking, talking... For french speakers, you can visit my cooking blog: http://alabonnetoquette.wordpress.com

Sharing wine with good friends

Getting lost in the middle of nowhere, particularly in mountain, and enjoying the silent beauty of everything around...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The most amazing travel experiences I had where through people I met, everywhere I've been. In all cultures and countries, I've been lucky enough to live and experience wonderful things.
But I think my luckiest moments were after I blocked my credit card the day I landed in India, and found myself stuck there with almost no money...

Teach, Learn, Share

I was in an engineering school, so if I can help anyone about that...
Or help you with your french, if you want...
And I can cook quite good dishes with almost anything ! ^^

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France

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