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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish; learning Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Management Consultant
  • MSc Economics; Studies in Political Philosophy; Studies i...
  • From Wevelgem, Flanders, Belgium
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About Me

I'm a very open minded and adventurous person, passionate about learning, and doing different kinds of sports.

An ambitious life enjoy-er with a deep interest in people!

Always in for a good dance, good conversation, challenging adventure!

Summarized: Sharing is Caring - Adventure - Service - Joy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

A great a way to go local
To meet, to have fun, to exchange and learn from new people


  • cooking
  • running
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • history
  • football
  • trekking
  • jazz music
  • dancing salsa
  • business strategy
  • art & architecture
  • cultural sociology
  • social and economic ethics
  • guitar jamming

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Music: Beck, Lou reed, Pixies, The Velvet Underground, Django Reinhardt, Miles Davis, Charlie parker, Herbie Hancock, Dj Shadow, Fritz and Paul Kalkbrenner, Joao Gilberto, Toquinho, Jef Neve, Serge Gainsbourg, Laurent Garnier, John Coltrane, Strauss, Eric Satie, Mozart, Bach, Deus, Los Intoxicados, Gustavo Cerrati, Oscar de Leon, Joe Arroyo, The Beastie Boys, Jacques Brel, Mercedes Sosa, Charly Garcia, Etc...

Some of my current favorite books: Sapiens - Yuval Harari, Les Deshérités - François-Xavier Bellamy, The prophet - Khalil Gibran

Movies: Nouvelle Vague movies, Oeuvre of Stanley Kubrick

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did a survival trek of more than 3 weeks without any money in the countryside of France and Italy. I experienced the profound goodness of people which was truly amazing!

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach you:
- How to make delicious Begian fries!
- Languages (French, Spanish, Dutch, English) you teach me your language😉
- Salsa, Bachata and Rock and roll dancing

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good vibes, show you the city where i'm living, get you to the nice secret local bars and restaurants, having fun in my city, partying, and more

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, France, Spain

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