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Overview

  • 64 references 44 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French
  • 56, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • entrepreneur, sabbatical (6 years already)
  • Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore the world and its people, as to come up with more creative alternatives, that then may inspire others to create a better world

ABOUT ME

I am now part of a family of four, so travel style and hosting has changed. My girlfriend already has a 15 y/o who lives and travels with us, and we have a 4 y/o daughter now.

Love travelling, of course. Photography is now a serious hobby. Have a private pilot license. Former member of Junior Chamber International (JCI), now a senator. Travelled to over 100 countries before. Enjoy movies and listening to music.

PHILOSOPHY

everything is relative. You can choose to see beauty.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host, I surf, I promote, I teach Dutch, and I visit events

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

hosted several times, and surfed in the US, Taiwan, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Ukraine, Albania, Romania, Germany, Norway, Northern Ireland, England, Jersey, Slovakia, Spain and China, attended some events. Teach Dutch to CS-ers in Utrecht every now and then.

Interests

Cultural differences, music, photography, arthouse movies, motivation, and million more things

  • photography
  • beauty
  • flying
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • communications

Music, Movies, and Books

Koyaanisqatsi, The Origin of Virtue, Daau, Air, Sufjan Stevens, Keith Jarret, Cocorosie, EMA, indie, minimal music, Our Daily Bread, Le Petit Prince, Hesse, Sophie's World, Covey, Into the Wild, Pink Floyd, Dybdahl, Sigur Ros, Short History of Nearly everything, Jonathan Seagull, Murakami, much much more (check last.fm/ikreis)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being let through at a political road block in Kyrgyzstan, travelling there with a Japanese girl in a Ford Scorpio that had lost its exhaust pipe. The farmers demonstrating there let us through because they were too nice, where they should have kidnapped us to get world wide media attention for their demonstration. But they forgot.

Teach, Learn, Share

Flying a plane

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland

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