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Virgile Besson

Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France

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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in French; learning English, Portuguese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I'm a PhD Student in History of Quan...
  • Master's degree in History and Philo...
  • From Annecy - Haute Savoie (France)
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


I'm trying to change the world


I do a joint-PhD in History of Sciences in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) and UCB-Lyon I(France) since April 2012.

During the week I work in my lab at the university and I hang out with my friends the week-end.

I'm an easy going and quiet person. I like talking about many things, especially history, politics and culture.

With my group of friends we like cooking and share a meal, attending shows, drink a beer in a pub, going for a trek...


Come as you are and share what you know.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Almost every week I go to the CS meeting in the city I live.

I host couchsurfers as often as I can, mainly during my vacations.

It depends of the time I have but I can show you the city and the places I like.


My main experience was an one month trip in Argentina and Chile in October 2012. 30 days surfing from couch to couch and meeting incredible people.

I also have hosted people, mainly when I was in Brazil when I discovered the community.


Politics Sciences Cinema History Philosophy Video Games Geek culture

Music, Movies & Books

Music : Jazz and its derivatives Art music. Samba French music

Books : A lot of Marxist literature, scientific papers, but also novels (among others : Quesnaux, Pennac, Sarte, Camus, London, Asimov, Pratchett)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I left my life in France in 2012 to spend one year in Brazil, without speaking one word of Portuguese before coming.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France

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