Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France

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  • Fluent in English, French, Turkish; learning German, Greek (modern), Italian
  • Unspecified age, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • Academic / Researcher / Writer; some of my articles are o...
  • Université de Louvain (MA); University of Oxford (PhD)
  • From Born and bred in Brussels in a very international environment
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About Me


Finding the hidden pearls in the Big Oyster that is the World.


Frightfully Aquarian - warts and all !!
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Epicurism. Passionate, in love with life. The main lesson life teaches you: TEMPUS FUGIT so make it happen before tomorrow becomes yesterday, CARPE DIEM ! I believe that a life without risk is a life not worth living and that crashing can sometimes be quite elevating. I am also keen to try everything (well, with a few exceptions) at least once.


Leading an open and learned life, meeting people engaged in such pursuit.

Music, Movies, and Books


MOVIES: Casablanca, Manhattan, La Grande Bouffe, The Party, Barry Lyndon, La Belle et la Bête, Delicatessen, Volver, Orlando, Lawrence of Arabia, Annie Hall, Taxi Driver, Exotica, Le Grand Bleu, Tampopo, The Belly of an Architect, Mediterraneo, Trois Couleurs, Le festin de Babette, Amores Perros, Short Cuts, Lost Highway, Hable con Ella, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Le dîner de con, Gosford Park, Magnolia, Abre los ojos, Shrek, The Lord of the Rings, 21 grams, Lost in Translation, Kill Bill, Gegen die Wand (Head On).

DIRECTORS: Stanley Kubrick, Bertrand Blier, Peter Greenaway, Woddy Allen, Patrice Leconte, David Lynch, Alejandro Amenabar, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
MUSIC: Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, Haydn's, Mozart's and Verdi's operas, Maurice Ravel, Fatboy Slim, Pink Floyd, Oscar Peterson, Serge Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Charles Aznavour, Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers, David Bowie, U2, Petra Magoni, Natasha Atlas, Saint Germain.

AUTHORS: Voltaire, Alexander Poushkine, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, David Lodge, Graham Greene, Stephen Fry, Yasar Kemal, Georges Simenon, Amélie Nothomb

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Discovering an ancient city which had been forgotten for 2300 years (I know it sounds a bit like Indiana Jones, but it is true).

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, France, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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