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I love to travel, especially driving! It is the best way to see the scenery and have a feel for the ambiance and energy that emanates from a place, meeting local people and learn about their culture and lives.
In the summer 2013, I drove from New York to Los Angeles, through South East, then Nevada, and Arizona. It was one of the happiest moments in my life ! I think I have a Gipsy mentality" inside me, although a "bourgeois" kind of a gipsy ! LOL
This time, I am planning to visit Spain, the Costa del Sol. I would love to meet nice people there and know more about the deep culture of the South of Spain, a such old country !
I am American and French, a teacher and an interior designer !
I love all the good things in life: music, healthy food, literature, theater (coming plays mostly), old movies, Music (classical, Operas and between the 50's and 90's). I do not like rap music.
I have a few hobbies, among them modern technologies (I build computers). I am also very much interested in science, psychology, anthropology, human development, medicine, archeology, History, and Arts.
Last but not the least, I love to cook some nice French recipes for my friends and give a taste of my French native language to people who request it.
I have a "cool" and easy going attitude with an open mind and a lot of respect and tolerance regarding people's privacy, belongings, and ways of life.
I hope I can get to know you.
Thank you very much for your kind reply and consideration.
My best wishes to you and your family
Listen to your own heart and instinct, be critical of yourself so you can improve and lead a meaning life.
Also don't expect anything and you'll get more !
There is a sentence I am fond of: I know, I know, but I know nothing. This is my motto.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I provide English and French lessons as a benevolent to senior and disabled citizens.
I also help educate less fortunate people.
I did meet a few wonderful people but I don't have much experience yet. But I am willing to learn !
reading, traveling, listening to all kinds of music, old movies, theatre, opera, concerts, meeting and making friends
Music, Movies, and Books
As I already said, My first love is reading: French and English books: literature, philosophy, history, natural science, autobiographies but also thrillers, science fiction and true stories.
Movies: Mostly Old movies but also some not so old and some new ones. I don't like violence movies. Drama, good comedies, documentaries, thrillers, science fiction are what I favor most.
Music: all - ethnic, French, classical, and the 70's and 80's era: My wide collection includes: Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, and Neil Young.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I cooked my first turtle once when I was 18 years old: It was alive and when I put it in the boiling water, it turned over and fell on the floor, still alive: it was horrible. I still didn’t forget the experience and since then I never cooked a turtle or lobster again. So please don't ask me ! Lol.
The second great experience in my life was when experienced life in America !
Teach, Learn, Share
There is a song by a French Author, Jean Gabin - the principal actor in the original "les Miserables", who said at the end of his life:
"je sais, je sais, mais je ne sais rien".
This means " I thought I knew it all, but at the end, and at my old age and about to die, I came to learn that I know and knew nothing in fact.
I think this is absolutely true
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United States