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Hi everybody, my name is Ido and I'm from the Netherlands. I'm an adventurous and sociable person with a passion for sports and the outdoors.
I was born in the cheese and stroopwafel capital of the Netherlands (Gouda), but grew up in the lovely city Delft which is often called 'small Venice' because of it's charming canals :-) A few of my passions are football, sailing, skiing, food and travelling! I'm a pretty laid-back person, love to be around people and like to get to know different cultures. Currently I am travelling through Mexico, if anybody is up for a coffee or able to show me the best taco in town, that would make me intense happy :D
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
A friend told me about the concept when I was traveling in Australia. I was immediately enthusiastic and decided to sign up, best decision of my life. I strongly believe in this concept of exploring a place through locals and make friends all over the world! Happiness is the only thing that gets bigger when shared, so share your experiences and be happy!
As you can see, my private life is mainly about sports, food and activities with friends :-)
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Muse, Oasis, The Killers, James Blunt, Kasabian, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Rodriguez, The Kinks.
Movies & series: Captain Fantastic, Intouchable, Into the Wild, The Godfather (part 1), Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Friends, How I met your Mother.
Books: Into the Wild, Stoner, The World According to Garp, Into Thin Air, Lord of the Rings, Don Quixote, De Schaduw van de wind, De honderdjarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Just a few:
- Surfing the Balinese waves
- Exploring amazing Ankor Wat, Cambodia
- Snorkling towards 'Shark Island' at Koh Tao, Thailand
- Watching the sunrise at Uluru / Ayers Rock, Australia
- Sailing Sydney's harbour
- Drinking Margarita's underneath the Mexican sky
- Skiing down the Swiss Alps
- Eating Sicilian's best pizza's and pasta's
- Watching the power of nature at the Niagara Falls, Canada
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am a relaxed and social person, and enjoy sharing stories and ideas. I always try to adapt to the host's lifestyle and house 'rules'.
I love to share something of my culture, so I might bring you the famous Goudse 'Stroopwafels' (best cookie in the world) or give you a special world famous present from Delft...
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Netherlands, Scotland