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Henrik Andrén

Lulea, Norrbotten, Sweden

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Overview

  • 37 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning German, Japanese
  • 37, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Doctorate student
  • University breed.
  • From Skelleftea
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get a (new) life

ABOUT ME

Apparently, according to the Chinese zodiac I am a fire snake, unless I have horribly misunderstood how the dates are read. This should apparently make me cunning and socially adept at manipulating my surroundings. I do not really agree with this. However, I try to be accomodating of other people's personalities, being a bit of a wierdo myself I am accepting and also flexible in my own behaviour. working hard at overcoming my cultural shyness, I have tried to be more proactive in assisting people. This means that I can bug some persons who do not want my advice, but that is fine by me, such people are not some I would get along with well in the long run anyway.

PHILOSOPHY

I hate waste. He can't stand the typical consumerism lifestyle that we now have. He has severe problems even throwing food away, he'd rather keep it and cook it into something even more interesting the day after. He have piles of plastic boxes I keep to store leftovers in.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Now I havealso tried out couch surfing and the experience has been as expected, excellent. I have an aversion against living in hotels, they are soulless. I much rather live on someone's couch, even for conferences and the likes, when hotels are paid.

Interests

Tabletop Roleplaying games, creating games, martial arts, mathematics, natural science, social politics.

Music, Movies & Books

Survive Style 5+

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Neko Namja Town in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The strangest place I have seen on this earth.

Teach, Learn, Share

We do recommend (and of course appreciate) bringing your own bedlinen when couch surfing. The easiest way is to get a sleeping bag liner like: http://www.sleepingsak.com/ http://www.survival-school.org/Default.aspx?tabid=246&txtSea... http://www.trailspace.com/gear/cocoon/silk-mummyliner/ The biggest hassle as a host is to find clean linen for our guests, and also to wash them after having been used maybe once or twice, or even worse, realize we forgot to wash them and having to offer used linens. We are sure other hosts will appreciate this greatly as well.

Lastly, anyone curious about (or living in) Scandinavia should study up on this: http://humon.deviantart.com/gallery/#Scandinavia-and-the-World Wonderful humorous And educational strips about Scandinavian mindset and what made it such.

Countries I've Visited

Japan, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, Sweden

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