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Wicher Visser

Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Overview

  • 204 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Italian, Swiss German
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Sofware Engineer
  • M.Sc. (master)
  • From Nijverdal, the Netherlands
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

CS Halloween Party in Zurich: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=79625

ABOUT ME

PHILOSOPHY

Trying to learn and discover all the little secrets in life and on earth. And trying to help the less fortunate person.

Still looking for the quotes that fit best to life and myself.

Life is a rollercoaster. Jump in for the ride, launch yourself at high speed, enjoy it, take the turns smoothly (in order not to get sick), and when you are at the end of the ride jump in again for a next experience!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Couchsurfing is a blessing. I try to return the favour by contributing a bit in my own ways:
- Creating a truly awesome Swiss CS team!
- Organizing (extraordinary) events in Zurich and around.

Organizing eventsCS events (co-)organized:
Fondue dinner party, November 2007, Zurich
1st (card) game evening, January 2008, Zurich
playing Jassen, February 2008, Zurich
2nd monthly meeting Zurich, March 5, 2008, Zurich
Pillow Fight, March 22, 2008, Zurich
3rd monthly meeting Zurich, April 4, 2008, Zurich
Zombie Invasion, April 12, 2008, Zurich
5th monthly meeting Zurich June 6, 2008, Zurich
CS Madagascar trip, July 19 - August 3, 2008, Madagascar.
Hitch-hike project 888, Checkpoint Zurich, August 7, 2008, Zurich
7th monthly meeting, August 8, 2008, Zurich
Zurich Street Parade, August 8-10, 2008, Zurich
13th monthly meeting, March 6, 2009, Zurich
St. Patricks Day in Zurich, March 17, 2009, Zurich
Couchsurfing workshop, April 15, 2009, Zurich

Events attended:
Euro cup '08 France-Italy, June 17, 2008, Zurich
Grand Est meeting, June 27-29, 2008, Metz
Paella 2008, July 4-6, 2008, Gossau

Check the CS events in Switzerland

My Couchsurfing Timeline

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Sam Cage, August 21-22, 2007 (Zurich, CH)
Vicky Wynn, September 3-6, 2007 (Kusnacht, CH)
Eva Fuchs and Nicole, September 10-13, 2007 (Adliswil, CH)
Annia Rüesch, September 26-29, 2007 (Uster, CH)
Sam Cage, September 29-30, 2007 (Zurich, CH)
Jessica Biedermann, February 16-17, 2008 (La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH)
Dule Misevic, March 22-23, 2008 (Zurich, CH)
Quentin, FX and Xavier, April 27-29, 2008 (Brussels, B)
J.D. Jemora, May 9-11, 2008 (Bellinzona, CH)
Florian Spisla, May 17-18, 2008 (Arth-Goldau, CH)
Rafael Nussbaum, June 07-08, 2008 (Engelberg, CH)
Rafael Nussbaum, June 13-15, 2008 (Bern, CH)
Myriam Nicoulaz, June 21-22, 2008 (Lausanne, CH)
Rado Andrianaivo, July 19-21, 2008 (Antananarivo, Ma)
Mimmo Panza, April 9, 2009 (Milano, I)
Lorella Bedin, April 10-13, 2009 (Padova, I)
M--C, April 25-26, 2009 (Geneva, CH)
Laurence Carrier-Desjardins , May 29-June 1, 2009 (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
Veronique Quach-Hong, June 19-20, 2009 (Lusaka, ZA)

So many more... I'm too busy to keep track here. Read my references. Oh yea, I host too. :)

Interests

So much ... let me think what are the main interests. Ah yes: getting to know new people, cultures and languages. See the world! Traveling is one of my top priorities.

Activities: (mountain)biking, skiing, dancing, hitchhiking, scuba diving, playing squash, swimming, sailing, hiking, sledging, organizing events, planning my trip around the world, concerts (classical, rock or techno, DnB), cooking once in a while, movies, books, puzzles, chess, flash mobs :)

When at home: listening to music, reading, cooking fancy meals, watching movies, hanging around on a couch . But usually I'm quite a busy run-around person. :)

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The Godfather, Ciudad de Dios, The Italian Job, Lord of the Rings, Sound of Music, A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (and many more from the famous directors)

Music: anything (classic, jazz, punk, hardrock, trance, pop, ...). Listening to mostly Linkin Parc, Manu Chao, Enigma, The Prodigy and some random techno tunes lately. My latest love is DnB (drum 'n' Bass).

Books: serious stuff, but also classics. Just finished "Comorra", about the mafia world of Napoli, "Far From Home" about war childs and now reading the latest novel form Anna Politkovskaja (the one for which she was murdered). Also fantasy, including everything by Tolkien. Recently starting to read Terry Pratchett. :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Chinese Wall: awesome, sometimes more a mountain climb than a walk!

Italy: showing me the good things in life. The Italians have the saying "Sono nato stanco, vivo per riposare" (I have been born tired, I live to rest) for a reason. ;)

Not so much daredevil stuff up to know. Planning to change this, though.

Hitchhiking from Utrecht to Alicante and back. Basically this was a failure, because I tried to get to Morocco but Spain was too hard (and hot) and the beaches too tempting. :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you how to make a nice salad or use a Moroccan tajine. Or show you how to ski. I cannot teach you Swiss German (yet), but I do love to learn some new languages. Or anything else that keeps you busy. Or tell you something about myself if you like to know. :)

I also love to discuss about history, culture or social-politics (but rather about the interesting social problems arising from politics than just political problems; the effects of communism or capitalism on societies are my interest, not these systems themselves).

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zambia

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

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