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I tend to look back and reminisce on the best time of my life throughout university while traveling around the world. I love being submerged in such historic culture and can't wait to plan my next trip! Iran, Iceland, and North Korea are next on that list. But as for now, it's back to reality and to dream on...
Live life spontaneously and help energize others along the way. Might as well make your life as exciting and worthwhile as you can! Go for that dream now instead of later, why wait?
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Haven't couchsurfed yet!
Hosted: Nicolas (Belgium), Fred (Belgium)
I love backpacking and meeting people along the way that are super keen in joining your adventure. I've been extremely fortunate to have visited so many cool places around the world. Music relaxes me and staying active keeps me energetic.
Music: piano, acoustic guitar, and hopefully produce house / lounge music like Kaskade & Late Night Alumni
Sports / Activities: skiing, snowboarding, surfing, longboarding, football, volleyball, softball, ultimate (frisbee), hiking, camping, boating
Extreme: skydiving, bungee jumping, paragliding, cliff jumping
Music, Movies, and Books
Gladiator, Italian Job, The Great Gatsby, Inception, The Guardian, Casino Royale, Devil Wears Prada, Inside Man, We're the Millers, The Impossible, Skyfall, Ocean's Eleven, Finding Nemo, Black Swan, The Social Network, The Prestige, Silver Linings Playbook, Minority Report, Blue Crush, Iron Man 123, The Pianist, Warrior, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Wreck-It Ralph, Peaceful Warrior, The Illusionist...
Suits, Wentworth, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, House of Cards, Friends, Prison Break, Breaking Bad, Chuck, Arrow
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Age 16: first solo international backpacking trip to both east and west coast of Australia
Age 20: first solo around the world trip
Age 23: first time visiting Antarctica
Age 24: first time visiting Mount Everest @EBC (less than 2 weeks before the destructive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands)
I had the opportunity to go into an underground coal mine in south-western Turkey. The Turks have been mining in this area since the 1800s but it really set off in the late 1900s. It was such an old operation to see and it felt like I time-traveled back into time to see how they mined coal back in the day. Truly amazing!
UPDATE MAY 2014: This underground Turkey mine collapsed 1 year after my arrival.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Botswana, China, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Colombia, Zambia