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  • 70 References 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German, Japanese, Korean
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Manager / Sales & Marketing
  • MSc. International Relations
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About Me

Like most on Couchsurfing, traveling is one of my great hobbies. Exploring the unknown, discovering new places and meet great people. What makes all this great are the people I meet along the way.

From September 22 till early November I will be traveling by bicycle from Tokyo to Okinawa. Mostly I will be camping but occasionally I like to stay at a hostel or better at Couchsurfers!


I completed my MA degree in international relations and Asian studies in South Korea. After graduation I returned to the Netherlands and now I work and live near Amsterdam.

Traveling around the world and meeting people of different cultures is what I really enjoy. Travel is for me synonymous to socializing. No travel is complete without meeting local people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Tell other people about this great community and hosting people. also I organized a few meetings and outings with other CS-friends.



Traveling: Traveling is my life!
History: Asian and European History
Culture: I enjoy cultural diversity
Languages: I learn Japanese and Korean languages
Music: Pop, dance, trance, 90's and Asian music
Sports: Active sports such as cycling and hiking
Nature: I enjoy the beauty of mother nature everyday Photography: Photo freak take all sorts of photos

  • culture
  • photography
  • acting
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • partying
  • anime
  • video games
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • sports
  • soccer
  • history
  • international relations
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies I enjoy watching are the Matrix, Inception and Cloud Atlas. Reading I don't do that much but I recommend books from authors such as Koji Suzuki, Stephen King, Stieg Larsson. My music taste is too weird to describe just anything with a rhythm.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking mount Fuji in Japan, Crazy party nights in Hong Kong, Racing with 120Km/s without a helmet around Koh Samui in Thailand, backpacking in China for 3 months. Cycling through 3 KM long tunnels in Northern China that are not lighted...

Teach, Learn, Share

I wish to share my passion for life and hope you will forward the message!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Netherlands, South Korea

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