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Vincent Beaudoin

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 42 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese (Simplified), German
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Expert in Composting (work in progress)
  • B.A. International Studies & Modern ...
  • From Drummondville, Qc, Ca
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Become an expert in composting

ABOUT ME

My vision of the world and my place in it has changed over time. Now I'm at the point where my interest for environment shapes my actions and choices very clearly. While moving around, I'm trying to balance things out. I'm seeking my personnal harmony with what surrounds me, but at the same time, I have a definite interest in harmony itself. I've gotten more curious about meditation, oriental teachings and organic waste management recently and believe me when I say it all makes so much sens !

Back to reality, I like to understand people's view about a great variety of topics. Hence my preference for sharing walks, hot beverages and drinks with travelers.

I deeply respect well maintained curiosity so please go ahead and ask me a question. My profile can only tell you part of who I am but I am more than willing to go at great lenghts to explain myself more.

PHILOSOPHY

- I am willing to help those who are willing to ask
- Parts make a whole. We are but one part of a much greater whole. It's still one though.
- Don't worry, it is simpler than it looks. Do remind me once in a while.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I host, I like to talk with my guests. Since I ain't travelling but I still love it, I want to hear more about the world and those so good stories all travellers have. It's all about sharing experiences and I really appreciate when it happens at my place. Of course I'll show around if requested, and even if not I like to walk around in town so I might come along anyway !

When I'm travelling I always make sure that where ever I go, I got time with my host. A museum won't move and a city will still exist in a few days or years, but a CS experience is likely to be unique so I don't want to miss the opportunity for a good chat. Cup of tea or a pint of cider are very likely to come with the conversation. Its also true for vice versa situation when I'm the host.

Travel stories are great.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

TRAVELLED TO : UK - Jan09 to May09 : York, Cheltenham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Stirling, Leeds, Snowdon, Dublin, London
France - May09 : Paris for a few days
Germany(and more) - Feb11 to July11 : Berlin, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Saarbrücken, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Budapest,Luxembourg, München, Salzburg, Dijon, Nancy, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lysefjord, Oslo

China - Feb12 to ____ : Beijing, Jinan, Qingdao, Datong, Xining, Xiahe, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Golmud, Lhasa, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang (more coming up)

Nepal(Jul2013): Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara

United Arab Emirates(Jan-Feb2014): Dubai, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. Thx Ash, Abdel, Kimberley and Dale

HOSTED : Summer 2010 - Cesar(BRA), Sylvain(FRA), Deidre(CAN), Kayla(CAN), Brian(THAI), Diego(SGP), Marlene(GER), Stephanie(GER), Sissi(CHI-ITA), Adrie(USA, Kelsea(USA), Gabriel(CHILE)

visited 18 states (8%)Create your own visited map of The World or Brazil travel guide for Android

Interests

Environment, Permaculture, Mac, music, movies, learning languages, nice vistas from all around the world, archery, pubs, cider, sewing, German, simplified chinese, tea, flute. Don't underestimate my curiosity, it'll be around when we meet.

Where do things comes from and much more, Go ahead ask ! or maybe just talk and we'll stumble upon something interesting !

Music, Movies & Books

Movies and Books : I like Sci-Fi alot. Fantastic genre is cool too and war movies are kinda cool since I love history. Explorer stories also are quite nice, Thor Heyerdahl and such.

Music: Classical music/concerto, RHCP, Mumford and Sons, The Police, Muse, Moby, Half Moon Run, Decemberists, Foster the People, Hey Rosetta, Walk the Moon, Michel Fugain, Metric, Ludovico Einaudi. Thats only part of it and I totally love soundtracks !

Beware Trekker ! I'm a Star Wars fan !

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Free falling from 13500 feet !
Bungee from 200 feet !
Seen a car with only 3 wheels !
Went out at Rosa Bonheur in Paris(Thx Florian) !
Went to the best Pub in the World ( Newcastle upon Tyne, Thx Helen)
I have seen the Swan's Lake in Prague
Went to thermal baths in Budapest ( Thx Szofia )
Managed my way in Amsterdam's endless canals
Hiked around Lysefjord
Visited Oslo 2 days after the attack
Visited Lhasa
Saw the Everest with my own eyes
Tasted Beijing's street food
Went Dune bashing in UAE (Thx Ash)
Saw Burj Khalifa (when it was the tallest bldg in the world ;) )
Homestayed in Kratie, Cambodia
Lived in rural Taiwan for 2 months, WWOOFing

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd like to learn about:
-Composting (of any kind)
-Environment
-Permaculture
-Composting
-How to play flute
-Outdoor survival
-German(language and culture)
-Chinese Language and Culture
-Anything useful when going around the world

I can share:
-Permaculture
-Teaching English in China
-My hometown nice spots to see
-French/English(je suis bilingue)
-Customer service ?!? who knows might be useful
-Sewing
-German
-Chinese(simplified)
-Come and ask, I'll try to help as much as I can

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, Germany, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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