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hoplalala

Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium

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Overview

  • 49 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • project engineer
  • Electronics Engineering and besides ...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

hoplalala

ABOUT ME

Optimistic, sometimes easygoing but I also appreciate the serenity of silence. I like all kind of outdoor activities like walking, hiking in the mountains or the forests, biking, snorkeling and paintball. When I am a warm country with a good sea, I like to go snorkeling and enjoy the beautiful nature under the water.

I have three house cats: Lili, Lucy and Simba. Lili and Lucy are two black cats and Simba is a white ragdoll. They are not racistic with each other :-).

PHILOSOPHY

Do good to others and make live a pleasure for everybody (but please don't cross my borders). I want to change the world into a better place with one thing at a time :-). You got to fight for the cause you believe in, later you will not regret the things you have done but the things you have not done.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I organise couchsurfing events, hang out with couchsurfers on events, I host and I surf, I participate in forums, I discuss about how to improve the couchsurfing experience.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We started with a local CS movie evening and buying furniture from a CS-member.

By now, I hosted 60 different people, in the past with my ex-wife, now on my own. The maximum of guests I received on one time was 7 on the same weekend. It was a lot of fun and it is really interesting to get to know people from all over the world as well as their language and culture.

I already surfed different couches in France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Norway.

Couch Surfing means to me making friends for life, having a good time with them, guiding them around where I live and letting them taste from the local gastronomy.

Interests

oldtimer cars, cultural events, reading, club dancing, science, Playing and listening to music, history, travelling, swimming, cycling.

I have several highways I want to drive in my life: to drive to the most Western (Cabo da Roca, Portugal), Eastern (Choe-oeta, Russia), Southern (Tarifa, Spain) and Northern (Nordkapp) point of Europe by bike or by car. Also Route 66 and once in my life to China by car via the Silk Route or via Novosibirsk and the Baikal lake in Siberia.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: pop/rock/metal but above all: good music. Uptempo dance is really good for going jogging.

Books: Ian Fleming novels (my favorite), the Harry Potter series (that was so cool and well written!), Lord of the Rings (hmm, little bit boring), the hobbit (even more boring but ok it seems everybody was reading it, so I also read it), A good year (good sun in Italy), The Firm (John Grisham, so exciting) The Collapse (J.R Diamond, to make you think of sustainable living)

Movies: Memories of a Geisha, all kind of, it depends on the mood. I like the atmosphere in French comedy movies of the sixties 'til eighties, action movies, science fiction but also family movies. I like James Bond movies. Casino Royale was really a great one.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

playing with my band Valkyre, playing with all the stars of the female metal on festivals, on prime radio stations, tv, events and in a movie. It was amazing to achieve my dream.

visited 22 states (9.77%)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach bass guitar & guitar playing. I can also teach about maths, physics and electronics but who the fuck wants to do that on a holiday?

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Germany

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