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Mathieu Augustin

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 46 Positive References
  • Fluent in Creole, English, French, German; learning Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • international student/worker (engineer)
  • internationally oriented :)
  • From Saint paul, Reunion Island
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

improving all my language skills, and work on the two next ones Working on the next better version of myself ;) Take the time for travelling, enjoying more, worrying less, making the best out of all opportunity that life is putting on my way !

ABOUT ME

Arf ! Good one ! Couldn't describe myself better than friends of mine could but...let's put it that way ! I grew up on a small piece of land nearby Madagascar and moved then to France for studies. I was lucky enough to get a lot of interesting studying opportunities abroad and got really into traveling and meeting people from all over the world. A question still needs to be solved : what am I gonna do after studies :) ?

I have been changing countries quite often and had for the last three years a longer situation in Geneva working in a research institute with a massive 27km ring shaped particle accelerator. My interest for meeting people is still intact though and I am always happy to share with others.

I love languages ! Learning them in all the country I have lived in always helped me in the greatest possible ways one could imagine ! Whenever hosting/surfing I will try to get some words/sentences of the person I have been around with. Please share ur language whenever we meet.

PHILOSOPHY

Stop worrying, start living, stop dreaming, do it ! People from small countries should open up to bigger ones. Life is a book and people who did not take the chance to travel just read the first pages of it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting whenever possible (as long as I have my own place or live with some people that I manage to convert to CS spirit). Spreading the word to people I can somehow feel they could enjoy this spirit and spread it too. I will always do my best with my guests so that they really cast a nice image of their CS experience (particularly if these people are brand new in the community) in their mind.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My very first CS experience was in Hawaii for my birthday. I am glad I have been introduced to this. I have been active in Stuttgart, Tokyo and Vienna after this and really enjoyed this. I have really met some great people through that and a few of them became close friends. That is worth everything ! After living in Geneva and ponctually hosting when meeting people in trouble, Im now back to Vienna for undefinite time. Will eventually host depending on the situation, but ready to show you around if my schedule allows for it.

Interests

international solidarity, antic cities, nature lover, cinema, theatre. Martial arts, badminton, handball,basketball, freesbee, hiking and trailing (a lot) ...outdoor activities generally speaking and the last (?) but not the least : dancing and singing (karaoke in Japan! and in Vienna) ! Photography (started with night landscape and got to try fashion photomodelling which I also enjoyed alot), hoping to be able to focus more on it and work on some website :)

I love cooking for others (and would be glad to cook for you if you give me the opportunity to do it). Just tell me so that I can bring some of my tools/spices (not easily findable here around in Europe).

Music, Movies & Books

Gladiator, Troie, 5th Element, 6th Sense, the Green Mile, Pearl Harbor, Lord of The Rings, Sexual Intentions, Star wars, Shakespeare in Love, Matrix, Sweeney Todd, Pirates of The Carribean, Interstellar, Gravity, 300, Sin City,

Muse, Keane, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Keren Ann, Natalie Walker, Linkin Park, Hoobastank,Gwen Stefani,

Le dernier jour d'un condamne, Romeo et Juliette, Da Vinci Code, Angels And Demons, Dale Carnegie.

I have a lot of interest for politics and economics and can spend hours reading about it. I have no commitment to any policital parti though. I recently tend to read self improvement book, or hypnosis, psychology (reading and watching videos of Davidde Angelo for instance)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Have seen a few volcanoes as they were erupting, coming from a volcanic island and growing up there myself.

Seeing whales on a pure lucky time on Reunion island, and in Iceland

Swimming with seals in Hawaii

Getting basics of italian so that i could travel there in 4 days (thanks to a few CS)

Managed for the last 6 years to spend my birthday every year in a totally different country ! Doing my best to keep doing it !

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the languages that I know, as I did it in the past. Can teach you also cooking things from my homeplace if u like cooking. Can teach u finally some rudiments in photography (my expensive hobby)

I do like to learn in any possible way about possible thing. Feel free to teach me anything u feel like. To me, meeting someone new is already learning in a kinda way. This goes the same way with sharing.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, France, Germany, Japan, Réunion, Switzerland, United States

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