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I love to meet people from all over the globe. I love traveling, hiking, camping, watching good movies, listening to good music, and enjoying good conversations with interesting people :)
I also love wine and sake. A good bottle of wine/sake and a good conversation; what could be better in life? I also regularly pracetice yoga and meditation for self-development.
I am working as a project formulation agent at an international aid agency in Burundi from June 2022 and will be here until 2024.
Looking forward to new adventures in a new chapter of my life and hosting world travellers there :) Looking forward to meeting you!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Because I love meeting nice, open-minded people who love traveling :)
Traveling around the world, meeting interesting people and making the best out of this short life that I only live once :) I also love yoga and meditation to have some inner peace, calmness and universal love in my life. Cats are also my weak spot ;)
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite Music: Hatoa by Bonobo, Peacock Tail by Boards of Canada, JLTF by Moby, Relaxin' with Cherry by Kid Loco, Jose Gonzales/Junip, Chat Faker, jazz, Mozart, etc., but I listen to so many other types of music too :)
Favorite Movie: Motorcycle Diaries, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Lord of the Ring Trilogy, Ghibli films and many more!
Favorite Books: Kilomètre Zéro by Maud Ankaoua, Works by Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Khaled Hosseini, etc. Love great books! I also read manga :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveled almost 1,000km in the sub-Saharan desert in Senegal with a compass on a small motorcycle (Yamaha AG125) when I lived there as a community development agent for two years in a small town among Peul/Fulani nomads and semi-nomads.
Walked about 1,300km on the 88-Temple Buddhist pilgrimage path with a tent in Shikoku, Japan.
2,000-km motorcycle tour in France and another motorcycle tour in Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula all the way to back to France :)
Teach, Learn, Share
When I have a guest in my home country, I usually like to take them around to sites off-the-beaten paths and enjoy some time with them when I have time.
I can also teach some Japanese, and if the guests are interested in learning Japanese vegetarian/vegan (Sho-jin) cooking, I can teach them that, too :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can teach any language I can speak or Japanese/French cuisine if they are intersted. I can teach them how wo prepare shojin (Japanese Buddhist vegan cuisine), too!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Burundi, Cameroon, France, Indonesia, Japan, Senegal, United Kingdom, United States