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  • 36 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • twenty-first century explorer
  • CIOS Arnhem, studing outdoor activity- Operation manager
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About Me

Current mission:
working in a indoor climbing hal

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

When I look in the mirror I see a person that want to live life to the fullest. He wants to do more things than he can handle. He sees life more than a job working from 9-5 for just "stability" and a comfort zone around him. He follows his heart and do what he likes most, even if this means he can't see his friends and family every year. I think that makes him stronger, diverse and very open minded, social and caring. I can see he loved to be surrounded by (new) people, just for a talk or observe. But also, I see him often sitting by himself happy, daydreaming about life and what the future might bring him.

# work is temporary, life is forever!
# you don´t live to work, you work to live!

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, couch surf meeting
09th meeting: February 2013, sports day in Collingwood
10th meeting: may 2013, weekly cs meeting Kuala Lumpur
11th meeting: may 2013, fluor party night
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 game night San Francisco
16th meeting: Feb 2015 pub crawl San Francisco
17th meeting: March 2016 brewery crawl Vancouver

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 nature, travelling around getting 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.

Boardgames !!! always in for a game of pool, I know a great bar for that one in Nijmegen.
kayak, rafting, tramping, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, slack line and my long board!

Music, Movies, and 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 nature!, fungi, tree's, plants, and how to live my life from what the earth can give us. Learning Spanish and Norwegian on the moment.
And of course the regular things on my bucket list:
Salsa dancing, learn to pay an instrument, see the seven wonders, raft/kayak the grand canyon and to climb an 8.000 meter peak.

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland

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