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Get to know different (food - and social) cultures
25 y old student, living in Utrecht, NL
Learning about food and sustainability
Graduating at governmental institute dept. food safety.
Learn from the other - be open and don't be prejudiced
"The person who is unwilling to trust to the power of thinking cannot, in fact, enlighten himself regarding higher spiritual facts."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
[IN PROGRESS: MOVING SOON TO A NEW HOUSE IN UTRECHT, HOLLAND]
This was no actual COUCHsurfing, but I went to have a drink with Hanoian DJ Tri Minh, spent two lovely days with Andrew/Minh in Hai Phong, one afternoon with Hoang in Hai Phong and while spending time with them, whom I met via messaging on couchsurfing.org, I met other couchsurfers too!
Really good experiences!
In Hobart-Tasmania I surfed at a shared house. Baking them Dutch cookies and going for jogging together instead of always alone!;
Then I surfed in Graz-Austria and talked and talked and talked the night since I had to leave the next morning;
And atm I´m surfing in BERLIN for a couple of days!
When I was living with the Greatest Greek couple, these roommates hosted people from all around Europe in our shared flat, like Lithuania and France.
A French guest even got to join me and my Greek housemates, their dog Alma in - can you think of anything better - a Nissan Micra(!) from Holland all the way to Greece.. how cool becomes life with CS?
Things that really grab my attention are: Behavior of people - the (sustainable, future) economy - individuality of persons - food facts - history - cultures + languages + dialects - anthroposophy - the importance of art in the world - free, open-minded people - to be continued..
Music, Movies, and Books
soul - r+b - jazz - 60ies, 70ies, 80ies pop - indie rock - hiphop+rap
•some sort of moments: reggae
•get me off my couchsurfing couch: sean paul
•all time favs: frank ocean - tame impala (lonerism)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Let's be the 'rebel'.. "One" simply is not possible.
1st: travelling on my own the first time - 2009.
2nd: jogging along the cliffs of Australia's coast, watching over the Tasman Sea - 2010
3rd: kaap die goeie hoop/ cape of good hope, South Africa. Feet over the edge, do it. Wauw. - 2010
4th: my first bungy jump from 216 m Bloukrans bridge, South Africa - 2010
Teach, Learn, Share
I could teach about
• travelling on your own
• nutrition/healthy food/metabolism
• Dutch culture: language, dialects, history, Dutch water management, habits, food... (hm, especially about many foreign influences)
TRYING TO LEARN
•the languages of countries I visit
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Netherlands, Viet Nam