Sybrand Strauss

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning English
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Give computer instructions to do stuff
  • I read books
  • From Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me


Work, study, save, play


Ergh. Nerdy (as in bookish, not star trek), introverted (as in philosophical, not goth) , quirky (as in "what the hell is he on about this time?").
I like dinosaurs and other petrified things.
I have a telescope.
I spend too much time on computers.
I keep getting suckered into going up mountains.


It should be fun. It might be a bit hard at first - but if it's not fun, you should do it different, or just stop. Go do something else.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Errr.... I just signed up here.


I'm a complete newbie at this.


Oh what? I said that in the All about you bit! Fine fine. Mountain biking, hiking, diving, hiking, swimming in (warm!) natural bodies of water, hiking.
THE SUN! I looooove the SUN!

Music, Movies, and Books

I like movies, music and books. But I like books more than movies.

Forest Gump, The Iron Giant, Dr. Strangelove.
Infected Mushroom, Beethoven, Mike Oldfield.
Tolkien, Peter F. Hamilton, Dawkins

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sunrise on top of Kilimanjaro

Teach, Learn, Share

Always carry a pen when traveling.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, France, Germany, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, South Africa

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