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meeting honest people who are immersed in this complex changing world
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!
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.
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.
Recently 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!
Creative bohemian persuits: Art & documentary photography , Art & documentary films, Theatre, Literature,
Mountaineering, 4x4 Overlanding, Adventure motorcycle touring
- film making
- adventure races
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.
Landing on the ground when a Siberian tiger jumped on my back during a film shoot.
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 fine art photography at www.corlius-jooste.fineartamerica.com if you like abstract nature photography.
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