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Work-private life balance, Experience, Meeting new people
I love (playing) music, trying new things (like snowboarding), I'm in for a doing a lot of things, I like to talk about philosophy (the big ideas and things that are happening in the world).
Surprising thoughts, always working on something, not afraid to be different, standing up for other people, there to help, love to talk, can be serious and fun.
To strive for what is really important to me and find a meaningful role in the world.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Local meetings, surfing, and hosting
I've had a great experience couch surfing in Olot Barcelona, Sao Luis Brazil, Santiago Chile, The USA LA and Las Vegas.
I've been to a couple of local group meetings in The Netherlands and host travelers in Amsterdam.
I love to meet new people and I like to talk or do things together: trips, hikes, sports, music or trying new food! But watching a movie every once and a while is great too.
I like to speak about what interests you or about ideas and how you look at something (that could have to do with philosophy, spirituality, economy, environment or pretty much everything!). It's really interesting how the world is changing now! And I like experiencing people's lifestyles and the many different ways of how they make a living!
I'd love to learn something from you, cook, do physical work or whatever I can help you with!
Traveling, foreign cultures, The Americas, nature, adventure, playing music (cello, piano, guitar), sports & health, business, sustainable developments and philosophy
- outdoor activities
- road trips
- new technologies
- information technology
- tiny homes
- playing cello
- van life
Music, Movies, and Books
John Williams & Hans Zimmer soundtracks, pop, electronic
Harry Potter, Games of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, The Matrix, Limitless, Mr Nobody, Inception, Perfect Strangers, Coherence, Life of Pi.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Performed as a cellist in a symphonic orchestra with concerts in Shanghai
Traveled for a year in North & South America
-Snowboarding/ skiing in the Rocky mountains
-Hiking and camping in the grand canyon, Sedona rocks, and met eye to eye with a bear in yosemite.
-Driving through Utah, the Titan rocks, and yellow stone
-Skydiving in Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Study in Rio de Janeiro
Involved in the creation of a startup of hand-baked healthy muffins
Visited Thailand and China with my Chinese girlfriend
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share experiences from Western Europe and US road trips and I'd love to hear your stories too. I speak german fluently and I'd like to improve my Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
What I Can Share with Hosts
When you come by you are welcome to spend the night in my small studio in Amsterdam!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Netherlands, Spain