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David Martens

Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium

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Overview

  • 59 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in French, Italian, Spanish; learning English, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Portuguese, Slovak
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance translator
  • Translation
  • From Liège, Belgium
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Survive to the workload and find a flat

ABOUT ME

Who am I? That's a good question :DWell, I'm a 27-years-old freelance translator, living in Brussels, even if I grew up in Liège, in the French speaking part of Belgium. Therefore, French is my mother tongue. I also speak fluently Spanish and Italian. I get by in Portuguese. And I'm currently learning Greek and Hebrew. So if you can express yourself in one of those languages -well, I can't promise I will understand Hebrew as I'm just a beginner lol- I'd rather you did so... I get by in English but I prefer linguistic diversity :)As you already understood, languages are a very important part of my life!Another important detail about me: I'm gay. So I prefer to be in contact with open-minded people. That sounds obvious :DAnd last but not least: I love Europe! So if you want to talk about european travels, cultures and values, if you're Erasmus student, if you want to discover the capital city of EU and EU institutions or -if you're here at the good moment- if you want to discover the european spirit by partying with me and some friends from all over Europe, you knocked at the right door!!!Well, if you're not interested in EU, there are other things to do in Brussels, don't worry, it's not a big deal :DHosting is a real pleasure, I swear, but I can't be a full-time-CS-host and I receive a lot of requests, so I already apologize for the requests I'll have to decline :(Nevertheless, feel free to ask ;) and enjoy Brussels and Belgium!!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BRUSSELS?

Some information about accomodation, cultural events and tourism in Belgium and especially in Brussels:
http://doudmartens.wordpress.com/lib/culture-belge/brussels/

Some information about Belgium (in French):
http://doudmartens.wordpress.com/lib/culture-belge/

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Interests

Cinema, music, reading, meet people, learn about different languages and cultures, travels...As I'm a translator, I'm very very interested in some languages and cultures (all languages and cultures are interesting, but some of them interest me more than others)! So, every people who can help me to improve my level of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek or to teach me some things about Maltese or Hebrew languages and cultures are more than welcome :DNevertheless, of course, everyone is welcome!!!

Music, Movies & Books

Movies : The Green Mile, The Fifth Element, Diarios de motocicleta, all Almodovar movies, I cento passi, Amores perros, C.R.A.Z.Y., Avril, Brokeback Mountain and so many others. Italian/Spanish cinema.

Books : "Angeli da un'ala soltanto" (Galstaldi), Amélie Nothomb, Paulo Coelho, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "La Tempête" (French title - Juan Manuel de Prada), "L'ami retrouvé" (French title - F. Uhlman) and... so many others! XD

Music : flamenco, salsa, jazz, opera... Michael Bublè, Mariza, Amparanoia, Juanes, Manu Chao, Amalia Rodrigues... And so many others! Mediterranean music (spanish, italian, greek, hebraic and arabic music)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Every human experience is special!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain

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