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I'm in Picardy, 'trench town', lol, I can illegally host in my work accommodation or we can go camping, leaving Europe again in October.
I grew up in Amsterdam, poor in a rich neighborhood.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I used to host a lot of people back home (even in squats) and in Taipei, and I keep running into former guests and hosts while journeying, and that makes it really worthwhile.
I'm discovering Okinawan lifestyle and I like it very much.
I volunteered for some environmental things like the Tsunami in Japan and forest / animal conservation in Tasmania. I'm quite interested in sustainability and adapting lifestyles towards that, but it seems quite normal in Japan, outside of the cities.
In the Netherlands I went through art school and I'm slowly recovering. In Japan I worked as an actor and interior designer. I learned some Tai ji quan.
- interior design
Music, Movies, and Books
I listen to mostly jazz, like Greg Osby, John Coltrane, Wilbur Harden, Sam Rivers, and old ska, like Patsy Todd. I also like Bunny Wailer, Austra, and a lot of hip-hop.
I like Gaspar Noe, the director of Irreversible and other intense films. I'm also a big fan of Wong Kar-Wai and the actors he works with.
I read a few books by Bret Easton Ellis, Yukio Mishima, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and magazines that feature Donald Duck.
I support the Orioles and the Pelicans.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Swimming in the rain in Thailand, travelling to Batman in Turkey.
Living in Darwin was also fantastic, especially when I took a walk into the bush and found mangroves with mudskippers, creatures I wanted to see since I was little.
Teach, Learn, Share
Hmmm ... I know how to say duck in at least nine different languages.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Some cooking skills (a lot of chilli peppers), stories of debauchery or stories of devotion, fix a tyre.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, China, Iran, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan