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Marc Valdener

Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

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Overview

  • 68 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Enjoying my time on earth and trying...
  • People I've met, places I've been, e...
  • From Nice, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discover the world and the people who live in

ABOUT ME

Computing guy who finally realised it didn't suit him anymore. I traveled 6 months in Europe and thought one more year, looking for inspiration. Now I started as a primary school teacher and we'll see what the future hold! I try to keep my curiosity about the world intact and not lose the remaining childish part of my soul. I don't want to build a little bubble of comfort and remain there but instead believe we elevate ouselves through challenges, new experiences and mistakes. My philosophy is to aim for the top but be contented of whatever I get as long as I gave my bestI like to discover new things: countries, cities, cultures, people, meals, sports, experiences... I think that almost everything is worth to try.
I love mountain and I love sea, normal I am born on the French Riviera :)
I like spontaneity, crazy ideas, happy faces, differences, people... I'm trustworthy and if I say something you can be sure I will do it.

PHILOSOPHY

Do not go where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's better to have regret for something you've done then remorses for something you didn't do.

Try to enjoy the small things of life.

All I know is that I know nothing - Socrate

Today is the first day of the rest of your life :)

Dream on, dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams come true! - Aerosmith

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. - Fight Club

Who dies - Pablo Neruda - This poem holds so many truths!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Many surfing experiences, several events and now my door is open to travelers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

More than sixty hosting/surfing experiences in many countries, met many people, shared many things, that's awesome!

Interests

Interested in people :)

In love with mountain and sea, climbing and snowboarding, hiking and swimming.

Also cycling, running, juggling, dance, photography, music, travels...

Music, Movies & Books

I like to see movies from which I feel I gain something.Some of my favorites : Underground, All Quiet on the Western Front, American beauty, The pianist, Pulp Fiction, Waltz with Bashir, Into the wild, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, Soy Cuba...Music : rock, reggae, dub, ska, jazz, electro-swing... And I specially like the mix of styles.What I prefer is to discover music and movies from all over the world and specially from the countries I visit so if you have suggestions please tell me :)

Books : The Home and the World (Tagore), The Miserables (Victor Hugo), The Art of Happiness (Dalai Lama), L'Ecume des Jours (Boris Vian)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Saw our beautiful world from a plane with the wonderful cloud sea and the setting sun shinning through it, magical view! - Run a Marathon, 42km! :)- Experienced intense fear while rock climbing a 250m hight cliff- 6 months of solo travel in Europe, best experience of my life!BUT the thing I'm the most proud of is the fact that these last years I was able to change a lot as a person and I'm still doing my best every day to improve. So don't trust people who say we are born as we are and can't change.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach juggling! and all kind of useless and stupid tricks.
I'm also always glad to initiate people to climbing.
I can teach basics of photography and basics of salsa.
And i can teach French of course ;)

There's many things I'd like to learn, rock and swing dance for example, also how to give a massage and I'd like to know more about meditation and yoga. But I'm curious about everything and anything you can teach me is interesting for me!

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France

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