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Ruud van Buul

Bladel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 72 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Don't worry, be happy! Isn't that wh...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make the marriage between my head and my heart work out!

ABOUT ME

This is always a hard one, especially cause I believe people change all the time based on the experiences they have had. I am just another human being trying to find his place in this world, unable to conform to the standardized 9 to 5 lifestyle.

I think people would call me very easy-going and pleasant to have around. I can be very direct and funny but do have my own style of humor so to say. I can be a little shy to start a conversation or seek contact, but once the first steps are made that's over. I feel like I spent to much time thinking about stuff and not enough time acting upon life, although I am really trying to change that.

I am currently seeking some new ways to enjoy life and am going to try some extreme no/low-budget travel. I hope it gives me a boost in confidence, creativity, accepting things as they are and of course ADVENTURE!

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that we are consciousness experiencing itself through the manifestation of this universe. I get that that is a lot to grasp, but if you are interested I can give you a link to a video that explains the idea way better then I will ever be able to.

- Try everything at least once - Live everyday like its your last - Don't worry, be happy - Live in the now, not the past or the future

I do believe that the key to happiness lies in these "rules". But I also know from first hand experience that it can be really hard to live by them.

My favorite quote has to be one of Bill Hicks, especially because the last part shows so well what state the world is in these days:

"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, Surfing, Meetings, Events, Roadtrips all kinds of fun stuff. One time we hosted 21 couchsurfers in our old little house while that night we had a crazy house party going on, Good Times!

Interests

There is not many things that I don't have any interest for at all but to name one of the main ones:

- Music! - Art & creativity - Survival & camping - Nature & animals - Parties! - Food and drinks - Different cultures and there ways of living - Psychedelics - Hitchhiking & dumpster diving - Music festivals - Burning man - People - Challenging yourself and others

Music, Movies & Books

Music has always been a very important and personal thing for me because it has a strong connection with memories and feelings for me. It depends a lot on the mood I am in. Chill-out, Indie, Folk, Psychedelic rock and some forms of electronic are probably my favorite genres. Bon Iver, Hiatus, Hammock, Helios, City and Coulour, Pink Floyd, Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Neon Indian, Vampire Weekend, Iron and Wine, MRSuicideSheep just to name a few artists.

For movies: Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Fountain, Into the Wild, Pay it Forward, Shawshank Redemption, Snatch, Fear and Loathing and many more

I am not a big reader but I do enjoy a book every now and then, fictional or non-fictional.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitch-hiked more then 30.000 km across Europe and North America, and all the amazing things that came with it. Saw beautiful nature everywhere. Psychedelics, Skydiving, Snowboarding, Amazing parties and festivals and last but not least fell deeply deeply in love with someone.

Teach, Learn, Share

I seem to have an ability to figure out how to get from one place to another the cheapest/fastest/easiest way by plane/boat/train very well.

I could probably teach you a thing or two about camping with out to much camping gear and cooking meals on a campfire.

And of course I can teach you dutch although my friend once said: "Life's to short to learn Dutch" and I totally agree!

I Also used to be a computer geek so I can teach you a fair share about linux, programming and other nerdy stuff

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