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Overview

  • 31 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Process engineer
  • Chemical technology
  • From Hoogezand Sappemeer, kolham. Groningen
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live my dream and share my passion

ABOUT ME

I am an easy going man. I feel best when I'm traveling. Traveling is my passion and I am very interested in the culture of other countries. So I like meeting people from other counties to learn about their culture and life. Couchsurfing is a perfect way to get in contact with these people and for me there is no better way to learn from a country then stay with the local people.
Soaring (flying a glider) is another passion of me, it's so beautiful to fly like a bird and stay in the air on forces of mother nature.
I am always open to try new things.
By starting with myself I hope I contribute in making this world a better place.
I am vegetarian and try to be a non smoker.

PHILOSOPHY

The future is the result of your action today.

It's better to travel then to arrive.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It's just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful. A meaningful friend or a meaningful day.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to host people. I try to give my guests a good time and I love you will share share dinner with me. If I have time I can show you around.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have several couchsurf experiences, as host and as guest. All these experiences were perfect. The couchsurfers I met till now are all so friendly, warm and humorous people. It makes me very happy to meet that kind of people.
I visit all kind of CS meetings, like Yoga classes, Biking tours, etc..

Interests

People, soaring, music, movies, geocaching,reading books, Yoga, cooking (vegetarian).

  • culture
  • books
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • flying
  • technology
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • cycling
  • tours

Music, Movies, and Books

I like all kind of music like: Radiohead, the Cure, Spinvis, Eels, Nine inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol.

Movies: Control (Anton Corbijn), Amelie, Shawshank redemption, Forest Gump, American history X, Slumdog millionair, Into the wild, Once.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My first solo flight.
Visiting my couchsurf friend in Brazil.
Jericoacoara Brasil, a paradise on earth
All my couchsurf experiences were amazing.
Watching sunset over Praque, from a beautifull place behind Kloster Strahov.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Dutch, Dutch culture.
Learn: English, gliding, traveling, Chemical technology
Share: A good time, watching movies, listening to music, traveling, geocaching.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands

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