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Francois Nel

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning German
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student of Life
  • "If i was educated i'd be a fool"
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding Inspiration for a new direction, guided by wants not musts.

ABOUT ME

Francois is a open person who shares what's on his mind(Maybe too much sometime, thx mom). He tends to think a lot about everything. He is a fun person if he lets go of his thoughts sometime :) Has a sensitive side to him. Wise beyond his years at times. Likes to preach about stuff.

PHILOSOPHY

Live & Let Live Striving for a deeper understanding Not just excepting things are the way they are and i must be part of the culture, way of living, etc.. Question things if need be,

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Sleep on a strangers couch? Really..!? Didn't know people do that.

Interests

Exploring new things, Sports that make my heart beat.., Mountain biking, Trail running, even a peaceful walk or a cycle through the city has it's uniqueness to it.. Would love to be able to skydive once the mental block to it is overcome.., Learning about the real world and self improvement. Moving away from the materialistic existence the world created for us, finding true meaning in a life worth living. Pondering about things..

Music, Movies & Books

Someone spend hours making a song.. Let's hear it? Why limit yourself to a genre. The Alchemist - Paulho Coelho, Losing My Virginity - Richard Branson,The Human Factor - Graham Greene. The Pianist, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Inception, Schindlers List, The Bucket List, Pulp Fiction.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Islands in Mozambique left me breathless..., Swimming with a whale shark for about 5 minutes as he glides along under me.., The beautiful reefs so shallow and miles long and the beautiful coloured water while having seafood on a Island, miles away from anything else. It tends to be realizations instead of just experiences. Discovering the extreme differences in culture between Europe (especially Germany) & South Africa and the way we view things like nudity and reserving one self. The value systems and moral differences really struck me hard. Realization of the Dubai culture.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a sponge. I have a lot to learn before I can teach, but willing to talk about anything - Maybe it can be a two way process.

Large Visitor Globe

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lesotho, Mozambique, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa, United Kingdom

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