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Overview

  • 130 References 65 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English, German, Indonesian; learning Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), French, Swiss German, Xhosa
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Adventurer / Student / Teacher / Change Maker
  • i dont know enough, teach me I want to learn.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Breaking stereotypes

ABOUT ME

Assalaamu' mualaykum Warahmatulahi Wa Barakatu
I am simple and you cannot put me in a box. Im born in Cape Town with great laughs and smiles to share. Adventure seeker, good travel companion.The lover go-getter type!
I am always keen to meet happy locals and happy travellers along the journey.

Right now i am on a Semester exchange semester at the University of Zürich where I study International Relations. My focus is on political science, history and german as a foreign language.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p0HGDHN22Gc

I am able to host in Zürich (max 3 or 5 surfers) for a preferred 2 nights over weekends. I'm staying in a big 100year old Swiss house just 10minuets away from Zürich City centre with a bunch of awesome, intelligent and funny Swiss students and professionals.

PHILOSOPHY

Talk Less
Do More

Progress is born out of diversity

- I - BELIEVE - IN - LOVE - ! -

Remain optimistic forever !!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hanging out, there is always time
Traveling, we can always make a plan :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I first heard about couchsurfing when i moved to Indonesia in 2010. From my first surfing experience through Acheh Sumatra is unforgettable being hosted by warm hearted people instead of sleeping in some-other accommodation.AND YES IT DOES SAVE YOU MONEY X ! My perspective of viewing the world as a tourist changed, and from their on I feel more as a traveler in this awesome couch surfing community/network. Its not always the places you see or the things you do, but it is the people we meet along this awesome journey of this Life.

I met incredible peple along the way that kept on giving me hope in humanity in this world. I value couchsurfing for the real friendships that i have made with extra ordinary people that has encouraged me as a traveller to want to seek and learn more. It is always an honor for me to meet travelers when i am in my hometown, and get to see my town through their eyes. also even tho that i am not travelled and settled in a place, meeting a traveller is like a gift to me, in the way that i get to know someone from somewhere that i don't know where the next will be from! Inspire me through cultural exchange! lets all hang out

Ive hosted Couchsurfers from: Spain, Indonesia, Netherlands, USA, Namibia, Germany, Poland, India, Hungary, Argentina, Khazakastan, Belgium, Austria, China, Reunion Island, Japan and more

I've been hosted in numerous locations in Indonesia, India, Nepal, Namibia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Lesotho and Switzerland. I started hosting by the dozen surfers a time while studding in East Borneo, I continue hosting when I am able to in Cape Town!

I enjoin effort in attending and organising cs gatherings , hangouts and happenings in cities and places I may find myself in. its awesome fun having people together and bringing people together. I enjoy this awesome meaningful lifestyle of life and travel meeting and getting to know amazing people! the gatherings of couch surfers together has been some of the most incredibly diverse boiling pot where i have found myself in getting to get to know fellow travellers from places and sharing ideas!

Interests

#Traveling :D
#BAMBOO
Hiking/trekking
Surfing
Gardening
Slacklining
Snorkeling
Vespa 's
Bicycles
Languages and dialects
Yoga
Meditation
Vegetarian food
Photography
Quantum Physics
Reading
Salaah
Farming
business opportunities
Rock Climbing
Horse Ridding
Chess
Social work

  • film making
  • dining
  • cooking
  • baking
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • gardening
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • boxing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • physics
  • social work
  • volunteering
  • adventure
  • horse riding
  • quantum physics
  • farming
  • islam
  • slacklining
  • hitch hiking
  • vespa's
  • business opportunities

Music, Movies, and Books

Comedy or Action
Foreign films
true stories
House,
Jazz - Funk
Reggae
Minimal Techno

Al-Qur'an

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Tawaaf around the Kabah during Ramadaan 2009

Participating as a Volunteer for FIFA during the World Cup - 2010 - golden ticket.

Living, studying and traveling through Indonesia for two years
Marveling at oranghutans in the jungles of borneo
Swimming with jelly fish that has lost there sting in a crater lake on kakaban island far off the borneo east coast.
Snorkelling the sea garden around island weh, aceh sumatra
Island vibes with only donkeys and bisceycles on the gilli islands
Trekking the Rinjani volcaoe in Lombok
One month vespa tour from borneo to java to bali to lombok

Trekking the Annapurna Himilaya range in flip flops and experiencing snow for the first time at the base camp

Snowboard in love in the Alps 2015

Living every bit of cape town :D

Teach, Learn, Share

From everyone there is something to learn!
I want to keep improving my Indonesian , Arabic, German language speaking/writing/listening skills. Anyone willing to practice with me is always welcomed :) .. I also just started learning Mandarin!! I have an interest in Xhosa, Spanish and French as well that i would love to always improve vocabulary and expressions with native speakers.
I can teach you English, Afrikaan, Indonesian and German :)
>I can also teach you about Islam should you be interested as well, such as its five pillars etc.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Baking and cooking :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Indonesia, South Africa

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