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Jaap Kok

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish; learning French, German, Swedish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • English as a Foreign Language Teacher
  • MA American Studies
  • From The Netherlands
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I grew up in the Netherlands and have also lived in the United States, Belgium and Spain. Two years ago I walked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain and now I have just moved from Amsterdam to 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

The place where I'm staying at the moment is a hostel in the Colonia Roma close to the Zona Rosa. Therefore I'm not able to host, but instead 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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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!

Interests

Traveling, hanging out with friends, languages, history, reading, riding my mountainbike, hiking and meeting international people.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Air, Khaled, Alanis Morissette, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Cesária Évora, Mecano, Pet Shop Boys, U2.

Movies: Amélie, 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 García Márquez), For Bread Alone (Mohamed Choukri), Black Boy (Richard Wright), The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón), 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, 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

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