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Erik Smit

Soesterberg, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 48 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German, Italian; learning French, Spanish
  • 45, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • I work as a subtitle translator
  • Studied Italian at university
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Yes!

ABOUT ME

We're a family with two children, twins Karel and Madelief (born July 12, 2006). We sometimes host families for a few days. Couchsurfing is all about meeting people, so contact us if you like to have a meal and a chat together, maybe go for a walk in the woods or play a board game. If you only need a free place to stay, we're not really interested.

I only uploaded a few photos here. But there's a lot of pictures of my family at my Flickr site http://flickr.com/eti-eti
And videos at Youtube
http://youtube.com/etierik

PHILOSOPHY

Respect everybody whatever their ideas, religion or skin color are.Sometimes my country seems to have forgotten about that. I haven't.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We're not busy Couchsurfing all the time. We host people a few times per year. I sometimes use CS when I travel for my Lego hobby, too. And sometimes we join meetings.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We've met some nice and very different people from a lot of countries, some we will certainly see again. As the kids grow up, I hope they will keep meeting kids from all sorts of places and learn that things are different wherever you go and life at everybody's place is different.We have had a few guests / hosts who were friendly but complained afterwards. That is an unsettling experience. Please don't do that, if you're unhappy about something please tell us right away or if it's not important say nothing!

Countries I visited:

BigHugeLabs.com

Interests

My hobby is Lego. I am an AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), so I create my own models and sometimes show them at expositions, or online. My creations are here: http://etilego.notlong.com
I also like travelling, photography, board games, cats, saunas, hiking....
Esther is into cooking, philosophy,....

Music, Movies & Books

Ask me again tomorrow and my answers will be different.
It's not very important but here are some names:
movies - De aanslag, Abel, Barbarella, 2001, Little Miss Sunshine, The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover
music - Kelly Family, Björk, Dopegezinde Gemeente, Die Antwoord, Robert Long, Queen, Boudewijn de Groot
books - Tonke Dragt, Hugo Raes, Philip Pullman

I don't really care what other people think is cool. I prefer to discover things I like, whatever other people think

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sure.

Teach, Learn, Share

Share: Our house. Meals. Friendliness.Teach/learn: No clue. We'll see.

Countries I've Visited

Iceland, Italy

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, Netherlands

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