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Overview

  • 33 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Russian
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2018
  • Student, freelance programmer
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • From Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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About Me

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Update 2022: I started meeting up(/hosting) again through CS since I got an apartment in Amsterdam's city center now. Too busy with other priorities to get long-term traveling again though for now. 😊
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My travel style is varied. I have camped out in the wild in numerous places, hitchhiked over ten thousand kilometres through all sorts of locations and climates, and stayed in about a hundred different homes (unfortunately, I cannot access my other couchsurfing account anymore).

But besides being, in essence, a lover of going off the beaten path, I adore doing the opposite as well: partying in big cities until the early morning with whoever is eager to join, enjoying the luxury of a meal in a restaurant, visiting a country’s often-crowded “mainstream sights”, and so on.

Although it might be cliché, I can express my motivation behind traveling this way: I travel to meet new people from all kinds of backgrounds, to hear about their life and habits, to push my own boundaries, to take risks, to get a better view of this world, to contradict my own embedded thoughts, to explore while feeling a sense of adventure, to question everything related to life and beyond, to find happiness, and hundreds of other reasons.

Please also see my travel blog: www.lone.travel

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CouchSurfing is one of the most amazing things in my life. It gave me a thousand smiles and uncountable unforgettable great experiences (unfortunately I can not access my other couchsurfing account anymore).

Meeting with locals actually makes you learn about not only other cultures and countries, but also about other totally different life views and philosophies. Actually because people grow up in different environments, and develop their philosophy based on their own experiences, it is extremely interesting to talk with people from all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds.

Interests

  • camping
  • philosophy
  • hitchhiking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I rode a snowmobile in -43 degrees centigrade. I got drunk and smoked hash with an Israeli soldier. I worked at a banana-farm in Thailand. I got invited to a Turkish, Malaysian, Moroccan, Vietnamese and Kazakh wedding. I lived for a week in a tribal village in Sarawak (catching bats, fishing with crocodiles around). I lived with indigenous groups in Panamá, in very remote villages (in one I even was the first tourist!) I rented a horse in Kazakhstan and rode independently for days in the mountains. I hitchhiked more than 15.000km. And many more... please see my blog: www.lone.travel.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands

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