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I grew up in the Netherlands and have also lived in the United States, Belgium and Spain. Five years ago I walked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain and now I am living in Mexico City. I'm an open-minded person who loves meeting up with locals while traveling as well as showing around and getting to know visitors to Mexico City. Hope to meet a lot of like-minded people through this great initiative called Couchsurfing!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
At this moment I'm not able to host, but instead I would like to meet up with interesting, open-minded people visiting Mexico City and show them around town or just go for a coffee/beer.
I attended the Amsterdam Couchsurfing Saturday Meetups several times and they were fun! And in Jan 2013 I hosted my first couchsurfer which was a great experience!
Traveling, hanging out with friends, languages, history, reading, riding my mountainbike, hiking and meeting international people.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Air, Khaled, Alanis Morissette, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Cesaria Evora, Mecano, Pet Shop Boys, U2.
Movies: Amelie, Good Bye Lenin!, Big Fish, Black Book (Zwartboek), Hable con Ella, Das Leben der Anderen, Seven Pounds, La Nana, Crash, Lola Rennt, Intouchables.
Books: On the Road (Jack Kerouac), Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), For Bread Alone (Mohamed Choukri), Black Boy (Richard Wright), The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon), Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt), The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende), Sophie's Choice (William Styron), For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway), The Known World (Edward P. Jones).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.
Visiting the city of Marrakech in Morocco.
Seeing the Iguazú Waterfalls in Argentina & Brazil.
Hiking in the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the United States.
Traveling by Greyhound from Charleston, SC, to San Francisco.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, United States