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Overview

  • 34 References 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Dutch, German, Nepali
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Director of HereNow Workshops - workshops in filmmaking, ...
  • MFA Film - Boston Univ USA, BA Art History & Eng - Univ o...
  • From Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

meeting honest people who are immersed in this complex changing world

ABOUT ME

I'm an adventurer and artist - exploring the inner and outer worlds. Finding metaphors for experiences and turning them into narrative.

I also lead Himalaya trekking expeditions and 4x4 overland tours in Southern Africa . But I can sit in one spot for a long time and just be. Maybe most of all I love a wild party with spirited people conversing in philosophical undertones!

PHILOSOPHY

living is everything, mere existing is not an option! magic happens when you care ...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Magic is created when the right elements mix in the right context. It is great to interact with locals or to host foreigners and listening to their stories and maybe find common ground.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I joined CouchSurfing in 2010 just before I went on a journey across Northern Europe. There I stayed with wonderful people.
And then back in South Africa I've hosted individuals, couples and groups from Europe, the Middle East and North and South America who were as much fun.
in 2015 I travelled 23 000 km through the whole USA in 6 months. Again great people hosted me.
They reaffirmed my faith in humanity (sometimes a difficult thing if you live in SA). We had good times!

Interests

Creative pursuits: Art & documentary photography , Art & documentary films, Theater, Literature,

Outdoor Pursuits: Mountaineering, 4x4 Overlanding, Adventure motorcycle touring

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Unbearable Lightness of Being, Tierra, Sacrifice, Three Colours Blue, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Buffalo 66, Pieces of April and about 200 others ...

Music: Alt J, Waterboys, Anour Brahem, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Albeniz, Patti Smith and about 400 others ...

Books: Jitterbug Perfume, Siddharta, The Snow Leopard, Lord of the Flies. Krishnamurti, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Feeding a vulture in mid air while paragliding in the Himalaya.

Hitting the ground when a Siberian tiger jumped on my back during a film shoot. And that was in Africa!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: storytelling, photography, film making, trekking, 4x4 driving techniques, campervan conversion

What I Can Share with Hosts

A guaranteed good time exchanging stories from experiences all over the world :)

Look at my website www.theherenowexperience.com and let's share opinions.

Also see my photography at www.corlius-jooste-photography.com and tell me what you think.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Burundi, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, San Marino, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa, United States

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