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Overview

  • 2 References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Italian, Japanese, Turkish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • International Bachelors Communication and Media
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

ABOUT ME

Im a global nomad with a unending lust for travelling, meeting new people, on a mission to experience as much as I possibly can!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet a bunch of great people, share and listen to some awesome stories, gain a lot of experience, and enrich life to it's full extent.

Interests

Have more hobbies that I can count on my fingers (and toes)
In no particular order:
Surfing
Music
Cinema/Movies
Series
Manga
Anime
Travelling (backpacking)
Sports (Basketball, Fitness etc.)
Scuba Diving
Snowboarding
Reading

and a whole lot more!

  • books
  • cooking
  • fitness
  • anime
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • skydiving
  • snowboarding
  • sports
  • basketball

Music, Movies, and Books

I have a lot of hobbies! will just name a few, ask me about them when I meet you cause I'm not creating a encyclopedia here :P

Books:
Dark Tower Series, Ender's Game, Game of Thrones Series, The Giver, Eragon series, Fargo series of Clive Cussler, The book of five rings, The Art of Hapiness, anything Halo related .

Music:
My taste in music is boundless, can listen to anything and enjoy it.
Off the top of my head: Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Legend, Bon Iver, Passenger, Ed Sheeran, The Cat Empire, Chris Botti, Sting, Nujabes, Gramatik, Tiesto, Kygo,

Movies: (I'm up to about 1075, so it's hard to choose just a few)
(in no particular order)
Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Leon, Zatoichi, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, Interstellar, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro, The Dark Knight, The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, The Lego movie, Lilo and Stitch (I can almost do the Stitch voice! needs more practice), Goodfellas,

Couchsurfing should get with the times! What about series and Games!?

Games: (long list)
HALO!!!!! (Favorite science ficiton Universe, love anything to do with Halo)
Jak and Daxter
God of War
Bioshock
Ratchet and Clank

Series/Anime: (a lot more)
Breaking Bad, Scrubs, Pysch,

Manga: (obviously i read more than one, just listed my fav. :)
One Piece

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It's extremely hard to pick just one amazing thing that I have done. Have been lucky to experience a plethora of amazing moments. (Looking forward to gain a lot more great memories)

My most reccent cherished travel experience was spending three months backpacking through Australia.

One of the most memorable moments would be skydiving in Cairns on my 21st birthday and seeing a eagle soar close by.
Or was it snorkeling with three huge Manta Ray's (hhmmm can't remember)

What I Can Share with Hosts

An endless amount of stories
My impromtu cooking skills (mostly inspired by my beautiful mother and Jamie Oliver)
Knowledge of certain countries (the tips and tricks)
Can teach you a bit of English and Dutch
A bunch of movie, anime, book, series, manga, travel, and music recomendations (list goes on and on...)
Good conversations

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Cyprus, Japan, Netherlands, Turkey, Viet Nam

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