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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. Profile on LinkedIn.
I have 2 lovely and precious daughters, now grown-up and independent, also couchsurfers.
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. Last 2015 trips: hiking in Ethiopian mountains and remote (China side)Tibet.
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.
Tired of travelling alone too often: couchsurfing is a way to meet nice people, escape the late afternoon blues once all hiking/visiting/museums/markets is done.
Looking also for travel partner, anywhere.
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
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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
Kailash Mountain trek Tibet (China) (5900m) 2015
Opened the perennial Cafe Krieghoff in Quebec city /
Cross-Atlantic sailing (Dakar-Trinidad)
Cross-Sahara 4x4 (Bordeaux-Timbuctu, Mali)
China, before modern times
Annnapurna Thorong-La trek
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
Built myself www.grandbleu.ca
Enjoyed life,traveling a lot, and also quietly living at home.
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, Ethiopia, 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