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Overview

  • 23 references 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German, Turkish; learning Finnish, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian, Slovene
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • scientist/actor/singer
  • PhD
  • From Brussels, Brussels-Capital, Belgium
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About Me

ABOUT ME

For spelling my name think about Alejandro (Lady Gaga), and cut the "dro" at the end, so "Alejan". Don't choke the "j" like "khkhk" as in Spanish, keep it soft. Voila, now you have the correct spelling. It means Great King in Turkish, which I am unfortunately not.

I work independently as patent consultant during the day, in the remaining time my heart beats for singing, music, theater, cinema, language learning and cycling. Occasionally I perform as actor and musician as well.

I am genuinely interested in history, society and people's stories. I am extrovert guy but I like listening to people. I also like attending concerts. I usually have a guitar with me, but I am a lousy player.

I'd be happy to do language exchange or jamming with the guitar. Sharing crazy stories. Deep talks. Inspirations. The list can go on.

I like travelling in Central and Eastern Europe, learning more about the culture, art, literature and languages. I sweared to myself that I don't want to die before learning a Slavic language. I am studying part-time Slavistics and learning Slovenian and Russian at the moment. Also learned some Czech before. My head became a language soup with a little bit of everything in it. I find languages simply fascinating.

PHILOSOPHY

Like a gazelle from the hunter's hand, like a bird from the hand of the fowler, free yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Meet, host, share, talk, show, inspire, get inspired...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted many times in Turkey and Belgium. Surfed in many countries of Europe. Other than that various community activities during travels.

Interests

large spectrum of interests

  • singing
  • theater
  • modern art
  • acting
  • traveling
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • sports
  • martial arts
  • languages
  • psychology
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

Everything except Triphop, K-pop, and too advanced jazz

Art house cinema, independent cinema, short films

Erich Fromm, Andrei Tarkovski, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Emile Zola - Germinal, Jules Verne, and a lot of language books and dictionaries

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach languages. I can teach you how to have an inventor mindset.

What I Can Share with Hosts

food, stories, companionship

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Germany, Turkey

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