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  • 45 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, Dutch, English; learning German
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Cynical idealist
  • Good. Thanks for asking.
  • From Stellenbosch (small, pleasant place. Lots of wine)
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About Me


Go to lost and found. Reclaim sanity.


I was born ambidextrous and since then, somehow, my life and personality has always been one of ambidexterity.

I once owned a 1960's Volkwagen beetle with stars painted on the roof. It had the power of a washing machine, but it got me around in Cape Town.

I have seen the best and worst of humanity...(e.g. I worked in different Irish bars for 2 years)

I can make a mojito that will make you weep tears of joy (tip: 1. Take one bottle of Barcardi 2. Pour content down drain 3. Buy a proper Rum)

I'm still looking for a part-time clone

I think everyone should live in an African country once. :-)

I dont quite get the point of vegetarian catfood.

I will now take your questions.


Own the following things and you will never be bored: A straitjacket, a tumbleweed and a pet monkey.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


The verbal diarrea at any couchsurfing meeting. The one that wants to be the first to arrive at a party or CS meeting and the last to leave. Often you will gain little wisdom from me, but a few chuckles are always guaranteed.


Events and travels throughout Euroland.


Bullshitathons (a South African habit)
More sleep.

  • pets
  • dining
  • beer
  • coffee
  • vegetarian
  • partying
  • backpacking
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Dark City, Shawshank redemption, Dogville, Donnie Darko, The Wisdom of Crocodiles, Thank you for Smoking, Hotfuzz, Internal sunshine of the spotless mind, Das experiment, Run Lola run, Pan's labyrinth, .

Music: Blues, jazz, rock, ska, punk, indie and drum/bass

Books: Anything clever and witty (i.e. Terry Pratchett)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Most amazing thing ever? That is easy - once in Budapest I saw a can of apple and onion flavoured bread paste .

Close second is the following scene:

Dutch guy 1: Can I have a sip of your beer?

Dutch guy 2: Sure. That will be 50 cents.

Dutch guy 1 pays dutch guy 2 the money for one sip of beer.

For the other stories, you would have to ask me in person. Try some of these questions when you meet me:

How do you buy a car in South African with only a single white paper with a small dot on it?

Who is Andy? And where the hell did he come from?

Why is the post office evil?

Where can you meet the classiest homeless guy in the world?

You're stuck in a blizzard in the middle of nowhere in Denmark with a Somalian ambassador, a professional football player and a Dutch girl vomiting into your toiletry bag. What now?

Teach, Learn, Share

I basically have the following few things: A red backpack, a South African passport, a Dutch passport and a sense of direction. I have needed little else in life.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom

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