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Overview

  • 42 references 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • No occupation listed
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About Me

Hi, my name is Frank! 👋 I currently live in The Hague.

In 2016 and 2017 I travelled through Latin America, where I surfed with Couchsurfers from 7 different countries. Now it's time to host people again in my own apartment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on Couchsurfing to meet people from all over the place, to meet locals while travelling myself, to have good conversations, to laugh, and to learn about different cultures and perspectives! 🌎

I got to know about Couchsurfing in 2011, when I joined a Couchsurfing event in London, England. The first time someone hosted me was in 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (thank you Carolina!). I have been hosting people in the Netherlands since the beginning of 2015.

Interests

I'm very much interested in journalism, and the role of journalists these days (I work for a Dutch TV news program on Dutch public TV). Fun facts: I collect quality newspapers from countries that I visit (yes, really), I can spend hours on Google Maps planning a new travel, and I play a lot of table tennis (for hours and hours, yup). Furthermore, I like to travel, go on the streets and take pictures. Also, climbing volcanos and hiking mountains are things that make me happy.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Indie, reggaeton
Latest movie: The Two Popes
Latest book: The Atlas of Unusual Borders

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing volcano Tajumulco - the highest point of Central America - in the middle of the night 🌋

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach you Dutch, how to play table tennis (who doesn't want to learn that?), how to take pictures with a professional camera, how to edit pictures and videos. Could you please talk in Spanish to me in return so that I won't forget the Spanish I once learned? Gracias!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Sorry, I can't cook well, but I'm always in for a good chat.

Also, what I can share with you: a couch to sleep on, everything in the fridge, the shower, the washing machine, a TV plus Netflix and PlayStation, Alexa, a nice balcony.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands

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