Vishal from Decathlon India stayed with Florian, social worker in an health institute that takes care of disabled children in the north of France.
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Vishal - Hello my name is Vishal, I'm from India. I work in Decathlon for 5 years.

Florian - My name is Florian and I work in a social institute in Lille. I manage a health institute that takes care of disabled children.
Until last week I didn't know about, I never met Vishal neither this great experience of welcoming someone travelling for business.

Vishal - I enjoyed each and every moment spent with him, the home he has given to me.
I can barely express myself but I have this amazing feeling. Because staying in a hotel is very easy, you can easily get a room and reach people but you cannot get, a feeling !
I have got a very strong feeling for him, the experience I'm taking along with me to India... this is like amazing !
He allowed me to be myself, at his house. I feel like one of his family members and not like a stranger.

Florian - I live in a flat with a guest room where I use to welcome my family or friends. When the Tepee Team proposed me to welcome travelling professionals from other companies, I found it extremely interesting from a cultural a social perspective.

Vishal - Thanks Florian for being like my Old Brother.

Florian - When I decided to welcome Vishal I was a bit anxious about my bad english and was worried about my working agenda. But today I want to thank you Vishal because for me it wasn't hosting, it was sharing and even more than sharing, it was travelling.
So I am the one thanking you. Thanking you for coming to my home because; I opened you my door, but you opened me one too !
Thanks to you, I met my neighbour for the first time. It was like a revelation for me... You have to welcome in your home someone living on the other edge of the world to finally meet your own neighbour !

It's a beautiful moral, because thanks to you I'm even more open to others & just to my neighbours ...

Vishal & Florian - Thank you Vishal. Thank you. You're welcome !

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