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Jasper Zandstra

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Last login almost 3 years ago

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, Spanish, Wolof
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Teaching & Mezcal
  • Life, People, Uni
  • From Leeuwarden, Friesland
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Teach the world about Mezcal :)

ABOUT ME

I believe we can make the world a better place by opening our homes, our hearts, and our lives. It enables us to open our minds and welcome the knowledge that people from different cultures offer. This way we can create deep and meaningful connections that cross oceans, continents and cultures.

What traveling does to one is that if we are shy, we begin to talk more. If we are brash, we begin to listen. And by witnessing other lives, we open up to possibilities that we were once blind to.

PHILOSOPHY

The biggest risk in life is not taking one at all. When I die I expect to see my life passing by like some sort of documentary, this better be a good one.

A long time ago Jack Kerouac had a dream about a rucksack revolution making the world a better place, we can still make it happen! The big, luxurious, corporate lifestyle can go to pish, let's do it!

Some Kerouac quotes I really like:

"It always makes me proud to love the world somehow- hate's so easy compared."

"Finding Nirvana is like locating silence."

"Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH..."

"They have worries, they're counting the miles, they're thinking about where to sleep tonight, how much money for gas, the weather, how they'll get there - and all the time they'll get there anyway, you see."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Whichever way I can, I believe that when you don't know where you're going, any way will get you there. So when my place happens to be on your way I'd be glad to be of anyhelp.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Thusfar I've always been able to use friends of friends' couches; always a good experience. Haven't had the pleasure to welcome people through CouchSurfing yet.

Interests

Languages, traveling, people, new cultures, books, films and I enjoy a drink every now and again.

Music, Movies & Books

De Kameleon, Teacher Man, On The Road, Trainspotting and so on

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Life! Amazin!

Teach, Learn, Share

Don't take life too seriously: you'll never get out of it alive.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Laos, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Western Sahara

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

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