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Frederic Lavoie

Saguenay, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, Bambara, German, Greek (modern), Hindi, Russian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • International volunteer for a Canadi...
  • Graduate studies and Masters in theo...
  • From I grew up in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Looking for significant and challenging experiences that will help me to know myself better and make friends in every corner of the globe

ABOUT ME

I am curious and I love to meet people from other cultures. In my opinion, knowing more about other peoples' lifestyle and language is a privilege.

Before I started traveling, I was more of a serious guy. Now that I have seen all the cultural richness of the peoples I have know, I always want to know more... am getting addicted to it! I think travelling (particularly when one gets the chance to make friends, not just sightseeing) turns out to be a great tool for self-discovery (the know-yourself stuff).

PHILOSOPHY

I would have liked to be Libanese to be as welcoming as those I met. I would like to be Brazilian, to be as friendly and happy as the ones I met. It is such a rich experience to get to know, truly, people from diferent cultures!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I travel to a foreign I tend to communicate with Csurfers looking for a place to stay and new people to meet. At other times, when I have my own accomodation, I just communicate with the local Csurfing community to get to make new friends. I really had great experiences through Csurfing. Can't wait to have my own place to host other Csurfers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I Csurfed or had contacts with Csurfers in the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Bolivia. I really like the project.

Interests

I like to dance (salsa, batchata, meregue, forro, samba, axe, name it!), I like the beach and heat (of course), going out with friends, hiking, traveling, learning new languages. One thing I don't like is... cold!

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: "City of God" (Brazil), "Persepolis" (Iran), "Caramel" (Lebanon) . I generally enjoy arabic, brazilian and latino music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Learning arabic in the mountains in the north of Lebanon has been a great challenge but such a great experience!

Boating in the Amazon (although not so crazy after all!)

Teach, Learn, Share

My passion for learning languages Travel experience International development

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Dominican Republic, Germany, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Canada, Guinea, Mali

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