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Overview

  • 167 References 102 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, Czech, Hindi, Malagasy, Malay, Persian (Farsi)
  • 35, Other
  • Member since 2006
  • nomadic lifestyle
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

[in English below]
Somos una familia de 3: Xavier (35), Tere (32), y Andina de 1 año de edad.
Xavier, el viajero francés se encontró con Tere, la soñadora chilena. Juntos emprendieron un viaje mas osado, que les trajo el más encantador de los sueños: Andina. Creación del Altiplano, a caballo entre Argentina y Chile, fue creciendo poco a poco en Paraguay, Brasil, Uruguay, Bélgica... Se concreto la familia en Francia, y los tres juntos con tal pasado, nos encaminamos hacia más rutas y sus vueltas, más caras y sus risas, más paisajes y sus colores, más vida y su felicidad! Andina, abrió los ojos en Francia, tomó leche natural en Suiza, apretó dedos paternales en Alemania, se resfrió en Luxemburgo, rió en Bélgica, comió en Holanda, tuvo dientes entre Francia y España, se enamoró en Canarias... La lista se alargará siempre que nuestra familia crecerá en los caminos del mundo, libres y felices nómadas.
Nos gusta a los tres viajar a través de la gente y la cultura local e intercambiar para siempre ampliar nuestra percepción del mundo. Nuestro modo de viajar en furgón ahora nos hace mas independientes y tal vez un poco mas aislados de cuando viajábamos a dedo o en transportes, pero esperamos que CS va a seguir relacionándonos con locales en nuestro camino.
Vivimos de nuestra artesanía de macramé y lana buscando ferias y mercados, así que de todo tipo de trabajos casuales, intentando dejarlo todo a la espontaneidad por más que se pueda y disfrutar del máximo de tiempo con nuestra hija. Agradecemos consejos sobre ferias locales o lugares y oportunidades para vender nuestras creaciones ya que estas ventas nos permiten seguir con nuestro sueño de familia.
Estamos viajando en una furgoneta amplia y equipada, adaptada para nuestra vida nómada en familia. Así que nuestro anfitrión puede estar tranquilo con nuestras necesidades que son pocas : solemos dormir, cocinar, comer, jugar, bañarnos, lavar ropa, etc. en la furgoneta. Nuestra necesidad primera es conocer a nuestro anfitrión y compartir tiempo, cultura, charlas, o lo que sea.
Después vienen las necesidades, opcionales, de dormir bajo techo si espacio hay (sobre todo para dar un piso amplio a nuestra hija para practicar su marcha en tiempos de lluvia), usar lavadora de ropa si posible, un pedazo de patio o garaje para estacionarnos (y podemos dormir adentro del vehículo) si Ud tiene, etc.
Estamos esperando para conocerlos!

[ENGLISH]
Once upon a time, Xavier, a French traveller, met Tere, the Chilean dreamer. Together, they dared another travel which sprung the most enchanting of dreams: Andina. A creation from the Andes, just in between Chile and Argentina, she slowly grew in the womb of her mother through Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Belgium… She sprang out in France, and the new family of 3 got back on the road, always looking for more people and their smiles, more landscapes and their colors, more life and its happiness! Andina opened her eyes in France, drank natural milk in Switzerland, squeezed fingers in Germany, saw snow in Luxembourg, laughed in Belgium, ate pumpkin in Holand, had teeth between France and Spain, fell in love in the Canaries… The list will probably grow as much as will the familly on the world's roads; happy and free nomads.
We llike to travel about meeting local people and observing their own culture, exchange thoughts and ideas in order to expand further our perception of the world. We now travel with an equipped van, which makes us more independent, and maybe a little more isolated than when we used to hitchhike or use public transports, but we hope that CS will continue to facilitate new friendships along our path.

We live out of our weaving handcraft, and from any little job opportunity, trying to let it to spontaneity the most we can, so we can share the maximum amount of time with our little girl and show her life ourselves. We are grateful if you can advise us about local markets or places where we could sell our art creations, as these help us follow our travel-family dream.
We are travelling we an ample and equipped van, adapted to our nomad family life. Hence our needs are few, as we use to sleep, cook, eat, play, bath, wash clothes, etc. in the van. Our first need is to know our host and share time, culture, chats with him/her. This said, we obviously enjoy if you have the possibility to provide us a roof for the night (mostly so our baby can train her new walking abilities in rainy times), a washing machine for our clothes, a safe place to park our van (if we sleep inside), etc.
Now, we're just waiting to know you!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

[in English below]
Las referencias de este perfil hasta 2015 corresponden a Xavier el papá, quien desde 2007 ha disfrutado mucho conocer e intercambiar experiencias e historias tanto de anfitrión como de huésped, en casi todos los continentes.
Tere la mamá empezó a recibir huéspedes en su casa del sur de chile en 2012. Se convirtió rápidamente en un lugar incontornable de Couchsurfing en Chiloé donde solían acudir hasta 10 huéspedes a la vez! Ver el perfil aquí : TERE
Uno de ellos, en 2013 fue Xavier, y de allí empezó a construirse la familia. Andina, nacida en 2015, es entonces un fruto de CS. El viaje sigue de a tres, y esperamos poder seguir conociendo mas gente de todas partes con CS para que nuestra hija crezca con el mas amplio abanico de culturas posible. Este perfil pasa a ser el de la familia a partir de 2016!

[ENGLISH]
This profile's references until 2015 were directed to Daddy Xavier, who has shared experiences and stories as host or guest since 2007 in most continents.
Mum Tere started to host CS in her home in the South of Chile in 2012. It became rapidly the place to be guest in Chiloé, where there could be as much as ten guests at a time in the summer. Look at Tere's profile here: TERE
One of these guests, Xavier, arrived on a cold winter day in 2013 and then the family started to build up. Andina, born in 2015 is then a fruit of CS. And the fruit needs to ripe with more travels and meetings with more people from all over the world, so that our child can grow among various cultures. From 2016 and on, this profile will then be the one for the family!

Interests

-vidas e ideas alternativas / Alternative thinking and living
-vida nomadica / Nomadic life
-construccion, agricultura, permacultura, educacion, y todo lo que se refiere a vivir plenamente y con alegria. / Building, Harvesting, Permaculture, Education, and everything around living fully with happiness.
-mapas / Maps
-getting lost in the countryside of any country, including our / Perdiendonos en el campo de cualquier pais, incluyendo nuestro.
-food. We love eating, everywhere, delicious local foods and discovering new tastes. / Comida. Nos encanta comer, en todas partes, comida rica y local y descubrir nuevos sabores.
-educating: since our kid, Andina, was born, we discovered our passion, which is, more than educating her, watching her discovering life and habilities. / Educar: desde que Andina nuestra hija nacio, descubrimos una nueva pasion que mas que educarla, es observarla descubrir la vida y sus habilidades.

  • writing
  • dining
  • recipes
  • cheese
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • camping
  • skiing
  • engineering
  • languages
  • alternative lifestyles
  • educating

Music, Movies, and Books

Historical, Anthropological, Language related Books, Essays and novels.
Music: Tere likes all kinds of popular songs. Xavier is delighted by local popular and folkloric music from all the countries visited.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

a baby!

Teach, Learn, Share

(Xavier) : I can teach you how to say "my mother is an octopus" in more than 30 languages! And i'll be gratefull if you teach me that in your language or dialect!
I can teach some french recipes, in the limit of the availability of the ingredients in your country.
I want to learn, only learn, whatever it is!
(Tere) : Can teach macrame knoting technique to make your own jewelry and handcraft. Would learn any new handcraft techniques and arts (metal, skin, etc.)
(Andina) : Can show simplicity of life, you just need to be around her to feel it!
Is learning by copying adults, so be simply yourself, and she will learn how to make herself a self!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Chile, Ecuador, France, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland

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