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Peter Degen

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

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  • 37 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • taking life easy.
  • CIOS Arnhem, studing outdoor activit...
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About Me

It's now 13 months ago that i finished my first backpack trip. I wanted more, and I'm giving myself more. I'm going to cycle from LA to Vancouver (3000km in 50days). Not experienced in long time cycling but I'm in camping. This trip will be epic and I'm afraid very painful. Adventure doesn't come easy.

When I'll arrive in Canada i can stay for a year and work. Would love to work in the outdoors. We will see how things turn out to be.


this is always difficult, because if we both look in the mirror. do we see the same person?...

if I look in the mirror I see myself as a person that want to live and want to do amazing things. i want to do more things than i can handle. i just want to do more with my life than working from 9 till 5. I think that makes me stronger and divers. and also open minded, social and caring. I loved to be surrounded by (new) people, just talk or observe. and sometimes i just want be alone, just daydreaming about life and my future.


# work is temporarily, life is forever!

# you don´t live to work, you work to live!

# enjoy the world now its still possible.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


i did some meetings, did some hosts and before you now it! you want to surf. at least that´s my story.

01st meeting: March 2009 meeting in "de blaauwe hand"
02nd meeting: May 2009 a big party on "Ascension Day"
03rd meeting: April 2009: a day at an open air museum
04th meeting: March 2010 a brunch in Stockholm.
05th meeting: February 2011 a house party in Birmingham
06th meeting: December 2012, pub crawl in Melbourne central
07th meeting: Christmas 2012, pub crawl in Fitzroy
08th meeting: january 2013, couchsurf meeting
09th meeting: february 2013, sportsday in collingwood
10th meeting: may 2013, weekly cs meeting kuala lumpur
11th meeting: may 2013, fluor partynight
12th meeting: nov 2013, sat meeting istanbul
13th meeting: nov 2013, wensday meeting istanbul
14th meeting: nov 2013, sat meeting istanbul
15th meeting: Feb 2015 gamenight San Francisco
16th meeting: Feb 2015 pub crawl San Francisco

in the meanwhile these are my couch surf/host experience:

i hosted:
01: October 2009, Alvaro and Victor from Spain
02: May 2010, Jane and Dasha from Russia
03: December 2010, Piotr, Piotr and Malgorzata from Poland
04: December 2010, Anna and Maria from Poland
05: January 2011, Dea Svoboda from Austria
06: April 2011, Joanna from Birmingham
07: June 2011, David Foschepoth from Germany
08: June 2011, Patrick D from Germany

i surfed:
01: May 2010, Fernando G Freitas, stockholm
02: February 2011, Joanna Migdal, birmingham
03: July 2011, Niina Ollanketo, oulu
04: July 2011, Maryno Chukhlieb, yuväskulä
05: july 2011, Allan paiste, tallinn
06: August 2011, Urte Cinelyte, kaunas
07: august 2011, paul bińczak, krakow
08: august 2011, milan schmidt, banstra bystrica
09: october 2011, chris burton, auckland
10: october 2011, carl cunningham, ngahinapouri
11: october 2011, ian silvester, katikati
12: october 2011, grant fraser, opotiki
13: october 2011, laurens rijke, wellington
14: november 2011, lisa bridson, lower hutt
15: november 2011, galen alpine, Takaka
16: november 2011, aen martin, takaka
17: may 2013, yola joglo in aonang
18: may 2013, farid yaacob in kuala lumpur
19: may 2013, jan caballi in manila
20: July 2013, brain in bangkok
21: July 2013, Martin lando in bangkok
22: november 2013, javad in isfahan
23: november 2013, sarah in terhan
24: november 2013, bahar and besam in yerevan

I'm now more active on Warmshowers. Just for Biking people.

for a coffe or a drink
1: october 2011, shaf begun in singapore
2: november 2011, tash quill in wellington
3: september 2012, andre turetschek sum cave's in aus
4: may 2013, mike torres at two restaurants in manilla


living from the nature, travelling around and get familiar with other people and there culture. I met a lot of interesting people while I'm travelling. a lot of them where spiritual. I want to meet them more :D.

kayak, rafting, tramping, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, slack linen and my new dervish long board!

Music, Movies & Books

the good old war movies with swords, spears and bows. my favorite is The Gladiator with close on it heels Brave heart and kingdom of heaven.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Prekestolen in Norway, it was a 604 meter high rock on a mountain with no railing!. you can just sit on the edge!. that was an exciting feeling.
Nepal "the Annapurna track" was so incredible beautiful.

Teach, Learn, Share

i want to learn more about the nature!, fungi, tree's, plants, and how to life my live from what the earth can give us. and i really want to learn surfing.
and of course the regular things on my bucket list:
juggle, catch a fish bigger than 1m, salsa dancing, Spanish language,

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand

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