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Paul Vachier

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 137 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Estonian, German, Russian
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Photographer, Writer, Film Editor, C...
  • I have a degree in Anthropology and ...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Trying to fill the white countries with red

ABOUT ME

Back in the USA after many years of living in Europe. Just bought a home in LA and looking to settle here for the foreseeable future visited 50 states (22.2%)Create your own visited map of The World

PHILOSOPHY

It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I go to lots of CS meetings and gatherings. These have been more valuable to me than hosting or being hosted since I have met so many new and dear friends in the towns where I have lived and expanded my social circle so much. As someone who has moved to Europe from America with very few friends and moved around a lot to different cities, it was very difficult to meet people and make lasting friendships before CS. Without CS to introduce me to so many new people, I think my time in Europe would have been much lonelier and less enjoyable. CS has given me an extended family.

In 2008 I was an organizer for Berlin WinterCamp 2008 which was an amazing experience. I also designed and developed the website for WinterCamp www.berlinwintercamp.org so I guess now I am really involved with Couchsurfing in a big way. It's a huge part of my life now...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Wow I've been with CS for over 6 years now! I've mostly hosted so far and only couchsurfed maybe a dozen times because I really prefer sleeping in a bed rather than on a couch! But I'm not a snob, just like to be comfortable :) However once in a while I like to humble myself and sleep on a hard, cold floor for a night (just to better appreciate the real comforts in life).

Interests

Travel, photography, music, culture, history, astrology, learning music, downloading music, visiting new countries, learning new languages. I'm also the kind of person who prefers parties and dinners at home rather than going out clubbing till 7 in the morning. With a few exceptions, I find most late night clubs and club music extremely boring and uninspiring.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: anything that doesn't come from Hollywood unless it was made before 1972 or has an extremely low budget. Books: The Nature of Personal Reality, Das Energi, The Prophet, Mad magazine. Music: from Pygmy yodelling to drum and bass, Massive Attack, Alex Cortiz, Bill Laswell, Cocteau Twins, Black Sabbath, Velvet Underground, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Sisters of Mercy, Ralph Myers and the Jack Herren Band, Trentemøller, Portishead, Modest Mouse, Ojos de Brujo, The Knife, The Wipers, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dramatics, old Jazz and Blues, Funk, Soul.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once used to the internet to track down a long lost half-sister of mine.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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