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I just return to Paris after 4 years abroad ! And it's a wonderful city
I have been working and living in London for 3 years, then went traveling a year in Asia, OCeania, South America.
I have met wonderful people through couchsurfing and it really added some local flavour to my trip. This was my fabpeople fabplaces project, which is on the theme of integrating local communities.
More than landscape or monuments to visit, what made my trip fabulous was to meet and learn so much with people coming from such different background, social status, culture, religion, and all inspired me with their lifestyle, ideas and concepts. Thanks to all of them !
Enjoy what you have !
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I couchsurfed 6 times during my trip,in Australia, New Zealand and Chile, Brazil and I made some increadible friends that I hope will visit me once I am back.
Travels: it became a drug. I got into this as a kid and now keeping the pace
Trekking: I guess it's part of the travel experience, I have trekked in India Ladakh, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, UK and France
Music and dance: I love playing piano (although fingers are a bit rusted now), I started Cuban salsa in London, samba and forro in Brasil
Writing, photography, video editing: that's my beloved routine during this long trip to keep my blog updated: www.fabpeople-fabplaces.com
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: The city of God, Magdalena's sisters, The Hangover
Books: the big picture - Douglas Kennedy, Millenium - Stieg Larsson, Les Fleurs du Mal - Beaudelaire, des souris et des hommes
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Last May 2011, I met a family of trekkers in Bolivia La Paz, who were planning to go ice climbing the Huayana Potosi 6088m. I decided to go along with them. However, never expected this to be soooo hard work ! I thought I would die. I had never ice climbed and underestimated the effort ! For me it was definitely a personal exploit to start day one, walking from 4500m to 5100m, then wake up at midnight to climb the ice from 5100m to 5850m and see the sunrise. Indeed also I stopped only at 5850m, it was well worth it: nature showed me its power with a bed of clouds down my feet, with mountains of 5000+ high spiking through. A magic moment, emotional and challenging too.
Teach, Learn, Share
If you would like to learn ...
- speaking French or English, I can help
- cooking Chinese, I can share my knowledge
- playing piano (if you have one), I can give some technics tips
Countries I’ve Visited
Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United Kingdom