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  • 207 references 154 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • From Pagar Alam, South Sumatra, Indonesia
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About Me


Get to know what kind of "alien" who lives in the other side of the earth :-)


I live in Jakarta, very much like this city with all the traffic jam, chaos, dirtiness, wildness, disorganized, pollution, probably same with all big cities in the world which are accommodate more than 10 mil ppl.

I had a lot experiences of hosting people before and I enjoy it, I can say it has become part of my life.
When I was hosting someone I always took them to a place that they'll never expected to find in Jakarta.
So forget about the touristic place do something like locals do, then you'll feel the atmosphere of living here.

So what kind of person I am? you can check references which are left by my surfers.

Well, I have a youtube channel called: DAVE TASLIM

I also had an interview on national TV in Indonesia about My CouchSurfing's Life.
Just check it out:

Happy Surfing Everyone.


Travelers are teacher of life!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Anything that can build this community like hosting, surfing, gathering. But since I didn't travel a lot, so I'm pretty active in hosting, it makes me happy though, met people that you never expect to be in your home, having chat, then became a good friend, and whenever I listen to their stories at the same point I realize how wonderful to see the world in different perspective and I can say that they truly inspire me to do something new and believe in your dreams!


I've met so many people through cs and being host of many surfers, a few times of surfing. You can view the list of Surfers that I've hosted below:

Hosted (181)


181. Elisa and Jack from England (24-27 Sep)
180. Louis and Noemie from France (19-21 Sep)
179. Mark and Jo from Perth (12-16 Sep)
178. Daniel and Jean from Germany (26-28 Agt)
177. Facundo and Gisella from Argentina (20-23 Agt)
176. Indiana Rosso from Belgium (15-17 Agt)
175. Luka Skof and his gf from Slovenia (14-16 Agt)
174. Alexander Leeuw from Netherlands (19-23 July)
173. Pedro Andrade Coelho from Brazil (02-05 July)
172. Ben Turlach from Germany (17-19 June)
171. Innox Mikhalev from Russia (11-13June)
170. Michael Heinzius from Germany (June)
169. Andrius P from Lithuania (May)
168. Michael Appeltans from Belgium (May)
167. Bastian and Jacob from Denmark (10-16May)
166. Louise Manasco and her bf from Gibraltar (5-6 May)
165. Artem Semenov and his friends from Yakutz, Russia (24 Feb)


164. Taras Logvin from Russia (December)
163. Erika and Honza From Czech (5-7August)
162. Anna and Her Bf From Switzerland (23-26July)
161. Laura and Clemens From Germany&Austria (5-7July)
160. Rober and Berta From Spain (June)
159. Clément Barbaux From France (09-11May)
158. Jonte Bjorkman and His Gf From Sweden (08-09May)
157. Andrea Lanickova and Her bf From Czech (04-06April)
156. Sean Petersen From Canada (08-21April)
155. Pat and Hannah From England (25-28Feb)
154. Helene and her partner From England (08-10Feb)
153. Loïc Bicamumpaka From Belgium (29-31Jan)


152. Carlos Camusso From Argentina (06-08 Dec)
151. Danielle Bakker From Holland
150. Nebojsa Djordjevic From Serbia (29Oct-01Nov)
149. Martin Kletke From Bonn, Germany (27-29 Oct)
148. Laura and Brendan From Canada (September)
147. Sophie and Pierre From Quebec, CA (September)
146. Iker Mendiola and His friend From Spain (12-13 July)
145. Natasha and Her Bf From France (June)
144. Marcel Carné From Catalonia (15-17May)
143. Pawel Zdanowicz and His Gf From Poland (29Apr-30May)
142. Patrick Hätti From Germany (26-29Apr)
141. Pablo Melendez From Chile (20-22Apr)
140. Tom Freriks From The Netherlands (16-18Apr)
139. Julian Cronauer and his buddy From Germany (12-13Apr)
138. Julien Lootens From France(11-14Apr)
137. Tomas Vidiri and his gf From Argentina (Mar)
136. Dmitry Okov From Russia (7-11Mar)
135. Alexandra & her bf From Romania (16-5Mar)
134. Ahmed Amer From Egypt (9-11Feb)
133. Bertrand Houbiers From Belgium (1-3Feb)
132. Federico Mazzuoli From Italy (23-26Jan)


131. Jason Boehle From Texas, USA (07-11Dec)
130. Joe Flannery From Gold Coast, Australia (09-11Nov)
129. Nikolas Veinot From USA (27-29Oct)
127. Kasia & Lukasz From Poland (07-08Oct)
125. Didier Boulvin From Belgium (09-11Sep)
124. Thomas Strobel From Germany (31May-03June)
123. Emmanuel O'Kane From USA (25May)
122. Simona Vacca From Italy (18-26May)
121. Jeff Philip From USA (18-26May)
120. Justin Rubin From USA (12-17May)
119. Grzegorz Kokoszkiewicz From Poland (05-06Apr)
118. Anna Migdal From Poland (05-06Apr)
117. Nicolas From France (23-24Apr)
116. Mónica Macías Jiménez From Spain (05-08Apr)
115. Remi LC From France (30Mar-02Apr)
114. Kate Eccarius From Australia (30Mar-02Apr)
113. Lisa Schneider From Germany (08-13Mar)
112. Josh Cahill From Germany (08-13Mar)
111. Andy Reddin From Canada (05-08Mar)
110. Andres Jacobo Gil From Spain (27Feb-02Mar)
109. Pavel Knor From Czech Republic (25Feb-02Mar)
108. Lukas Brennsteiner From Austria (20-25Feb)
106. Natalia & Eliasz From Poland (09-12Feb)
105. Justas Ketlerius From Lithuania (05-06Feb)
103. Tamara and Menno Groen From England and The Netherlands (25-28Jan)
102. Massimo Morellato From Italy (17-20Jan)
101. Jassi From Finland (11-14Jan)


100. Roger From The Netherlands (31Des-1Jan)
99. Maria From Jakarta (31Des-1Jan)
98. Tav Ammu From Alaska, USA (31Des-1Jan)
97. Stefan Kuri From Austria (29Des-5Jan)
96. Niclas Odell From Sweden (24-25Des)
95. Jack Mulqueen From USA (25-28Nov)
94. Julia Manko From Russia (21-27Nov)
93. Heather Papp From USA (16-17Nov)
92. Lasse Hass From Germany (28Oct-1Nov)
91. Jan Hoenninger From Germany (28Oct-1Nov)
90. Oke Kroeber From Germany (28Oct-1Nov)
88. Sarah and Travis From USA (22-25Oct)
87. Ben Salem From Tunisia (21-23 Oct)
85. Brian and Stephanie Groot From Canada (18-21 Oct)
83. Henrik Kraemer and Victoria Rapp From Germany (06-18 Oct)
82. Sak Ulhaq From Manchester (20-21 Sep)
81. Yves Koller From Switzerland (11-19 Agt)
79. Ines&Bene From Germany (11-13 Agt)
78. Alberto From Spain (06-08 Agt)
77. Juan Carlos From Spain (06-08Agt)
76. Romain Pageaud From France (Agt)
75. Kate Crinion From Ireland (05-08 Agt)
74. Kayne Sheenan From New Zealand (01-06 Agt)
73. Elmira Schaltuganow From Germany (28-29 July)
72. Matthew Bloomfield From Canada (22-24 July)
71. Aleksandra Rubesa From Croatia (18-19 July)
70. Miroslav Lesjak From Croatia (18-19 July)
69. Slava Vassiliev From Russia (15-23 July)
68. Tanto Sutanto From Yogyakarta (03-06 July)
67. Brandon M. Wiltshire From USA (29-30 June)
66. Agata Rokicka From Poland (24-26 June)
65. Milosz Ludwig From Germany (24-26 June)
64. Samuel Fanning From Canada (23-24 June)
63. Virgil HP From Canada (June)
62. Chris Dryer From USA (21-27 June)
61. Jelte Sondij From Holland (20-23 June)
60. Nancy R From Jakarta (June)
59. Lance Ward From USA (17&20 June)
58. Berci From Hungary (16-18 June)
56. Dori & Balazs From Hungary (16-18 June)
55. Dappere Dandy From Holland (13-18 June)
54. Pawel Stepniak From Poland (31 may-02 june)
53. Ismail Ozger From Turkey (27-31 may)
52. Ozcan Bostanci From Turkey (27-31 may)
51. Tanja Pismenko From Russia (23-25 May)
50. Ksenija Baranowa From Russia (23-25 May)
49. Ralph From Germany (20-24 May)
48. Duncan Ballantyne From England (18-20 May)
47. Fidya From Jakarta (15-16 May)
46. Raquelmay From Spain (13-16 May)
45. Morteza Nokhodian From Iran (12-17 May)
44. Anna Popova From Russia (12-17 May)
43. Julia Sok From Russia (12-17 May)
42. Simon Bourbeau-Lemieux From Canada (10-12 May)
41. Francis Morel From Canada (10-12 May)
40. Frida Öijerholm From Sweden (09-11 May)
39. Jacob Ode From Sweden (09-11 May)
38. Pierre Van Geffen From Holland (06-09 May)
36. Tom & Sarah From Belgium (03-06 May)
35. Archie David From Philippines (01-02 May)
34. Henni Terness From Germany (April)
33. Ronald Ruiz From Bolivia (April)
32. Rodin Wu From Taiwan (April)
31. Anna Trubina From Russia (March)
30. Alejandra Sanchez From Ecuador (March)
29. Ivett Csordas From Hungary (March)
28. Daniel Wykretowicz From Poland (March)
27. Marisa Poverman From USA (March)
26. Caesar Perkowski From Poland (March)
25. Jon Kime From England (March)
24. Fabian Garbe From Germany (March)
23. Viera Ciferska From Slovakia (March)
22. Daniel Lerchner From Italy (March)
21. Priska Djohari From Jakarta (Feb)
20. Alexander Mateus From Colombia (Feb)
19. Sherif Gamil From Egypt (Feb)
18. Aghmad Gamieldien From South Africa (Feb)
17. Piotr Dabrowski From Poland (Jan)
16. Hanne Sonkki From Finland (Jan)


15. Bobby Sherwood From USA (Dec)
13. Magda & Peter From Poland & Hungary (Dec)
12. Muffsar Azam From England (Dec)
11. Mojo Laaksonen From Finland (Dec)
10. Harish Gudikandula From India (Dec)
08. Lukas & Nina From Poland (Dec)
07. Jason Benny From Malaysia (Dec)
06. Joshua Snyder From USA (Dec)
05. Jarno Van de Moosdijk From Holland (Dec)
04. Dule Misevic From Serbia (Nov)
03. Mariola Piekut From Poland (Nov)
02. Jasiek Talaga From Poland (Nov)
01. Jonas Eicher From Germany (Nov)


01. Jason Benny in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Oct 2010)
02. Morteza Nokhodian in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Feb 2011)
03. Josh Smiles in Saigon, Vietnam (Feb 2011)
04. Javier Rocha in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 2011)
05. Andrew Kaew in Pattaya, Thailand (April 2011)
06. Chris Walker in Bangkok, Thailand (April 2011)
07. John Nicholas in Bandung, Indonesia (May 2011)
08. Eric Gonzales in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Sep 2011)
09. Roland Tree in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Sep 2011)
10. Honys in Prague, Czech Republic (Agt 2018)
11. Jonathan in Brussels, Belgium (July 2018)
12. Kris in Leuven, Belgium (July 2018).


I'm interested in meeting new people, and start a conversation from nothing into something, every person is unique and you're definitely not gonna waste your time when you met them, that's why I love to hosting people.
Travel? yes is definitely my passion. but I don't have enough time to do this still, waiting for the right time to quit from my job and start my journey.
What else? I love party, food, beer, nature, music.

  • culture
  • traveling
  • nature
  • volunteer

Music, Movies, and Books

Any kind of good music, movies, and books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well, I've met a lot of amazing people through this site!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll teach you some indonesian, and I'd to learn some words of your language. Then share my experiences of travelling, share my couch and share my beers. Well we'd figure it out while you are here :-p

What I Can Share with Hosts

Well I don't really know what to write here, but I think I'lI make sure that you'll have a good time while you are hosting or surfing with me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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