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Overview

  • 15 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Trainee The Adidas Group
  • Leiden Law School, Universiteit Leiden & Monash Universit...
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About Me

Hi everybody, my name is Ido and I'm from the Netherlands. I'm an adventurous and sociable person with a passion for travelling, sports and the outdoors. I love meeting new people and sharing travel stories.

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.

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!

Interests

As you can see, my private life is mainly about sports, food and activities with friends :-)

  • culture
  • wine
  • movies
  • traveling
  • sports
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • food
  • nature

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Muse, Oasis, The Killers, Twoo Door cinema club, Go Back TO The Zoo, Ed Sheeran, Franz Ferdinand, Jimmy Eat World, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Editors, 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.

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

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

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