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Overview

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • civil servant
  • history, public administration
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Never tried couch surfing before but eager to try it out. Traveled a lot, and love making city trips over the weekend. Interested in: history, politics, journalism, architecture, the beach, French cuisine. I love urban exploring: visiting abandoned sites such as industrial plants, churches, military sites, etc and taking photos of that. I like nerdy stuff, such as board games and collecting mugs of historical celebrities. I read books, and do some sports (boxing, yoga). During a city trips I usually spend my time making extraordinary long walks through cities to see each and every quarter, and an occasional museum. In the night I like to hang around in bars, listen to music and drink beer.

And let's not forget to mention: I'm an easy-going guy, nice to hang out with but respective of the host's nightrest (a non-smoker too).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Getting to know people and cities, obviously. Hotels are boring. Can't sleep on boxsprings. Love couches.

Interests

  • architecture
  • beer
  • yoga
  • board games
  • chess
  • opera
  • boxing
  • history
  • travel
  • beach
  • urbex
  • french food
  • belgium
  • nature walks

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: indie rock (Interpol), classical (Brahms) and electro (Trentemøller). And Jacques Brel.
Movies: A clockwork orange, Amadeus, There will be blood
Books: 1984, Heart of Darkness, The sun also rises, Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Drive around in a T-34 tank in Belarus.

No, not really. They asked 500 euros for the tank ride back then. Which I found too much at the time. What a lost opportunity (sigh)! I have had an audience once with Pope John Paul II though. And there's a picture of me and Obama's dog Bo in the White House.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: history lessons. If I wouldn't have the job I'm in now, I'd be a history teacher.
Learn: je voudrais améliorer ma français. And I would love to learn to dance well - I'll be a slow student though, I'm afraid :)
Share: my superiour knowledge of The Hague, obviously. I know every bar and every building (well... most of them I dare say). But for that you would have to come to The Hague.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Drinks, laughs and long conversations. Of course, I can also cook you a really nice Dutch stamppot. But for some reason I don't understand Dutch cuisine is seldomly appreciated by foreigners... :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Belarus, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Luxembourg, Macao, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, United States

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