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Hawk -Håkon Hobæk-

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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Overview

  • 71 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German, Norwegian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Web developer at Sintef
  • Master's in math, algebra
  • From Skien
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Digest the one year travel I just finished

ABOUT ME

I'm from a town in Norway, but I have lived most of my grown up life in Oslo. I've been working as a teacher and computer engineer until now. I don't have many worries in my life and I've been told I carry a smile by default. I finished a year of travelling August 2012 and moved back to Oslo to work.

I love traveling and being in other countries.
I love being with people with a different background than mine.
I love waffles, both making them and eating them :D
I love hiking in jungles and mountains.
I love cross country skiing.

I don't care if you write a personal message or not. I enjoy the randomness of the people I meet. So far I've realized it's impossible to know how you connect before you meet. Some of my best experiences on cs have been the ones with people totally different from me.

PHILOSOPHY

Everything always works out, so don't stress and plan too much:)

"Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who do not depend on it" -sign in Laoag, Philippines

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host when I'm in Norway:)And I try to be a nice guest when I surf.
I'm an ok guy to have around, some would even say fun!:)
Here is my travelling blog:
http://veni---vidi---vici.blogspot.com/

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had a couple of guests and I've been surfing a couple of times. So far it has worked perfectly and I'm looking forward to my world trip to see how it works on other continents.

Interests

Training, languages, hiking, skiing, history, dancing, karate, running, drinking, movies +++

Music, Movies & Books

Braveheart, The Last of the Mohicans, Pulp Fiction, Forest Gump, Clerks, reservoir dogs, Dersu Uzala, Superbad, Medicine man, Snatch, Shawshank Redemption, Hang over, Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, Before Sunrise, Ice Age, Shrek, Up, All animated almost + 1000 more

Everything! AC/DC, Metallica, Sheryl Crow, Air, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Kings of Leon, The Shins, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, In Flames +++

Egil Skallagrimson saga, Berlin 1945 der Untergang, The Count of Monte Cristo, Conquest of Gaul, Pan +++

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I traveled through Asia one year and met fantastic people and cultures!!!!

Lived one year in the north of Norway and experienced many a night outside with stars and northern lights(aurora borealis). Still the most spectacular natural phenomenon I've seen to this day.

Diving with thresher sharks in Malapascua was awesome.

Trans Siberian railway through Russia and Mongolia with a bunch of awesome people!

China! China! If you wanna see one thing before you die; China! A fantastic place! If someone's ever going to kill me, I hope it will be through poisoned Kung Pao Chicken!

Bungee jumping tickled a lot in the belly.

I've started using the "current mission" on cs and so far I have:

Couch surfed the Philippines: DONE!
Hike off all the Filipino fat in Korea: DONE!
Dress as a samurai in Japan: DONE!
Buy a tailor made suit in Taiwan: DONE!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can take you cross-country skiing, bore you with group theory, show you the basic steps of swing, tell you some useless WW2 info and teach you chess.

I want to learn Spanish and salsa.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Norway

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