Gaetan Nadeau

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

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  • Emergency Physician
  • MD Canada
  • From Quebec City, Québec, Canada
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About Me


meeting with and learning from different people


I am living in Quebec city, both downtown and in countryside. I work as emergency physician in a mid-size hospital. Started also involved in biodegradable solutions for environment.
I have 2 lovely and precious daughters, now grown-up and independent.
I have been traveling widely since I was 17, and been in all continents (except Antarctica), often alone, never in organized groups, buying a ticket and a lonely planet guide. I have been maybe 8 times in Asia, traveled a year in a Westphalia in Europe /North Africa. Climbed Kili. Trekked in Mali, Patagonia, Nepal (Annapurna trek), central America. Crossed Sahara in 4x4 from France. Scubadived (Rescue diver) in most seas. Crossed south Atlantic in catamaran with 2 people. Several sailing trips in south pacific. Visited China alone before new era. Brought my daughters in egypt, honduras, Marquesas Islands, Guatemala, Iran etc. Otherwise I enjoy my work, gardening, planting trees, woodworking, tango lessons,tennis, playing basic piano,hiking,music/cultural events,cooking without recipies, and good wine with good friends.


live now, in case life would be short;
if not, one will have had a great time:
go ahead, solution will come;
a word, a small attention, a tiny gift,a smile, may change people's life;
if you do something, love it, and do it well;
catch the bus when it goes by, especially on a lonely road;
there are no coincidences

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


hosting when I can


CS is not a way to get free accommodation, but to meet people: while I could afford alone a room with a view, I would rather enjoy a sofa at some nice folks place.
I see CS as a way to meet people, to help them if they come to Canada


music, museums, vernissages, coffeeplaces, hiking ,rock-picking,bucolic places,remote places,places where locals go,markets, people who do and realize things, breakfasts, late evenings, sharing,sitting on the floor, bicycle at night, a meal with people from many places or doing different things, with heart.

Music, Movies, and Books


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Opened the perennial Cafe Krieghoff in Quebec city /
Swam with whales in Tonga /
Became a father, delivered my 2 daughters as a physician, teached them life and travel /
Survived a ravine bus accident in Panama /
Worked as psychotherapist, helping socially limited people /
Went to Ouhayghia hospital, Burkina Fasso /
Planted thousands of trees
Repaired my 220 years old house in Canada
Enjoyed life,traveling a lot, and also quietly living at home.
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Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Réunion, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In


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