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Rik Adriaans

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Armenian, French, German, Hungarian, Russian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • anthropologist, translator
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology, Un...
  • From Amersfoort, the Netherlands
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

become fluent in Hungarian

ABOUT ME

I'm living on and off several places right now: after I graduated in anthropology in Amsterdam, I moved to Budapest, Hungary, for my doctoral studies, again in anthropology. I spent most of my last year in Yerevan, Armenia. Right now I'm in Los Angeles for my research of Armenian culture in California.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted people from Lithuania, the US, Germany and Bulgaria. I've been hosted in Armenia, Georgia, Hungary and the UK.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It has been an enriching experience, some of the people I've met through CouchSurfing have become good friends.

Interests

Music, languages, nature, culture, politics. I used to organize world music parties in Amsterdam, and work as a translator for a development aid organization based in Armenia. Since I left the Netherlands I am mainly working on academic stuff, which I hope can be both a passion and a profession.

Music, Movies & Books

Currently I am trying to get into reading Armenian literature, reading short stories by Shirvanzade, Tumanyan, Bakunts, among others. My taste in music spans across the globe, I especially like the folk/ethnic music of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, but can equally enjoy classical and electronic music. I enjoy watching ethnographic films and documentaries.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being alive is in itself already quite amazing!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to juggle, to speak Dutch or Armenian.

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Armenia, Hungary, Netherlands

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