I've lived in France, the UK, USA and Switzerland, recently moving to Geneva and happy to meet new people!
People might say I'm a bookish person, it goes with my training and my job, but I love company, discovery and eager to learn. I've always loved travel, even if it's only for work. I think looking at a snowy mountain is one of the most beautiful landscapes to behold.
I haven't been in a relationship for a while. I am open to something casual or laid-back and not against getting more serious with time.
I love to learn new things, see new places (or plan to do all that!)
I enjoy writing, drawing, photography (trying to be "really good at" those but the pleasure of it is more important).
Books: among ancient authors: Homer, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, Virgil, Tacitus; modern authors: Stendhal, Charlotte Bronte, Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf
Historical fiction favorites: Mika Waltari, Mary Renault, Robert Graves, Gore Vidal, Lindsey Davis
Thrillers: Henry Porter, Mark Burnell, Donna Leon, John le Carré, Adrien Goetz
I obviously read a lot of current affairs essays, History (all periods), biography, travel writing, comics (Peanuts for ever!)
Movies: Westerns (John Ford's films, especially Fort Apache, most of the other John Wayne films, especially True Grit; Little Big Man; Soldier Blue; Shane, and its Clint Eastwood remake, Pale Rider; Silverado; Appaloosa; the Coen Brothers' True Grit); War (most of the 50s and 60s classics, and more recently Cross of Iron, A Bridge Too Far, Das Boot, Paradise Road, Warriors, Der Untergang); Epics (classic peplums from The Ten Commandments, Quo Vadis, Ben Hur to more recently Gladiator; The Man Who Would Be King... ); Romance (yeah, Sleepless in Seattle, Brief Encounter, Lost in Translation)... ah the list is too long. Let's switch to actors: I like a lot of movies featuring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, Liz Taylor, Harrison Ford (OK throw in Star Wars and Indiana Jones), Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Claire Danes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Clint Eastwood, Kirk & Michael Douglas, the Fonda family, Russell Crowe, Michelle Williams, Jean Reno, Bernard Giraudeau, Isabelle Huppert, Ludivine Sagnier, Léa Seydoux, and well this gets too long too! you get the picture, I like flicks!
TV: since a stint in hospital (!), medical series (ER, Grey's Anatomy, Dr House); thrillers (Homeland, Life, Fringe, Revenge); historical fiction (Rome, Masada, the Tudors, Band of Brothers & The Pacific, The Winds of War); some SciFi or fantasy (Game of Thrones way ahead, Babylon 5, the different Star Trek versions more or less); documentaries (travel, current affairs, history)
Music: favorite classical: Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Saint-Saens
jazz: Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker
80s and 90s rock: among others The Corrs, Suzanne Vega, The Bangles, REM, Texas, Indigo Girls, the Cranberries, Dubstar, Sheryl Crow, Savage Garden, Sinnead O'Connor, Soldat Louis; more recently Astrid Williamson, James Blunt, Kathleen Edwards, Avril Lavigne;
Celtic folk music, if it has bagpipes or harp, that might just get me dancing, and that says much; brass band and military marches to whistle along the road on treks
Food: French, Italian, American, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian
Beverages: Sparkling Water, lagers and brown ales, wines of the world, Russian vodka and single malt whisky
More privately, I think about other passions: traveling the world, reading good books, my friends and family, relationships...