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My name is Ido, living in picturesque Delft. I work as a lawyer in Rotterdam, and I am a super hero by night (but don't tell everyone). Furthermore I like to socialise with friends: going to the beach, having bbq's/dinners, going to concerts, play all kind of sports: beach-volley, (kite/wave-) surfing, skiing, race-biking, tennis, squash, or just relax with a book, in the sauna or with a good movie. My passions are travelling, nature, sports and music (just came back from Lowlands and want to go to Glastonbury next time!).
I was born in the cheese and stroopwafel capital of the Netherlands Gouda, but grew up in the 'Royal' city Delft which is often called 'small Venice' because of it's charming canals :-) To get an impression about me, who can describe it better than couchsurfers, so check my references ;-)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
A friend told me about the concept when I was living in Australia (Melbourne). 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!
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Muse, Oasis, Mumford & sons, Flume, Editors, The Killers, Twoo Door cinema club, Go Back TO The Zoo, Ed Sheeran, Franz Ferdinand, Jimmy Eat World, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Billy Joel, 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, het geheim van Pisa, Guggenheimer trilogie.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I couldn't choose, so here are a few:
- Surfing the Balinese waves
- Exploring the temples of 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
- Watch the Holy Aboriginal rock 'Uluru' turn from orange to deep red by sunrise
Teach, Learn, Share
Law books... anyone? :P
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am an active, jet 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