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Overview

  • 39 references 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Radio Host. Musician. Bartender. Bars. The illest bars. Y...
  • University of Groningen, History
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Hi there! After+80 Couchsurfing experiences I do have the following guidelines you need to read first.

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1 - Chances are SMALL you can stay with me if you ask ONE DAY IN ADVANCE. A week time in between is the most convenient!

2 - When getting in touch with me: please don't make proposals you can't confirm. I had a few occurences where people promised a date of arrival but ultimately didn't show up at all or stopped messaging. Couchsurfing is free but it's NOT non-committal. Understand that I alter my schedule for you in order for you to come.

3 - Oh, and..I like to talk. The few disappointing experiences I had with CS were with timid people. I am spontaneous and pretty straight forward. If you are insecure about interacting with other people I might not be the host you are looking for. I don't exclude subdued and shy characters from my life but life is so much easier if you actively want to know eachother.
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Now that is out the way let me tell something about myself!

I live in a small house on the outskirts of Groningen city. If you want to rent my bike be my (cycling) guest! Like I said before, I love to talk and want to get to know you. This is not airbnb. I can be goofy but carry a contemplative side as well. I love this mixture in other people too, the blend of humor and deep thought; the ability to reflect on life and all of its' kaleidoscopic manifestations while having lots of fun. Live light and the weight of life can be a blessing.

For my daily bread i work as a bartender in Groningen. My true calling is to be an artist and care for other people. I'm prone to see beauty in mundane things. Some more labels you can apply on me: college dropout. Poët. Hobby photographer. Cook. Radio host. A romantic. Childish as in 'playful'. Cheerful most of the time but no stranger to whiffs of melancholy. Very appreciative of intelligent, kind and honest company. Good souls make life golden!

Some of my music stuff:

https://soundcloud.com/jelgerstaal
https://www.mixcloud.com/thefindmag/stay-hungry-4/
Radioshow: https://mixcloud.com/doowutyalike

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To get to know you. Give you a fun house to relax in. Guide you around my town.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Went to Hamburg and Berlin with a friend for our first CS experience and it was better than i could ever dream. In both cities we had humble and helping hosts. I used to feel a bit skeptical towards Couchsurfing but after these experiences I am truly convinced of internets beautiful potential of connecting people worldwide! My first guests Julie and Leonie I had in August 2015 and AGAIN it was an awesome experience. Funny how initial nervosity can melt away in minutes. :)

Interests

I have so many interests that it is hard to summarize them. If you have time here goes:

. Dancing like a madman preferably on house and drum n bass.
. Eating, cooking, especially asian/Indonesian.
. Videogames , comicbooks, anime.
. Nature, animals, gazing at birds with binoculars.
. House, drum n bass, hiphop, ambient, soul, funk, jazz, bossa nova, the list goes on..
. Movies, books, still trying to wrap my head around metaphysics.
. Playing basketball, watching sports.
. Writing raps, poëtry, rap freestyle.
. Writing short stories.
. Travelling, walking, biking.

Dislike:

. most popmusic gives me a physical reaction of disgust.
. arrogance.

  • pets
  • cats
  • writing
  • singing
  • acting
  • dancing
  • dining
  • movies
  • traveling
  • watching sports
  • music
  • jazz
  • sports
  • basketball
  • astronomy
  • teaching
  • history
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

I watch AEW wrestling weekly with my girlfriend. If you want to i can elaborate on why watching men and women doing choreographed fights can be such a delight.

A few Movies and series i like: Stand By Me, Fargo, Ravenous, Ninja Scroll, Victoria, Creepshow, Fucking Amal, Parents, Happiness, Trainspotting, Game of Thrones, Kill la Kill, The Wire, Skins,

Documentaries: Hard Stop, Icarus, The Vietnam War, Cosmos, On Her Shoulders, Andere Tijden.

Writers: Cees Noteboom, Hans Warren, Robert Caro.

I am also thrilled to hear people talk passionately about forms of art/disciplines that i am not too familiar with, such as theater, classical music or a career path in science.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Learned to love the person i once hated the most.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to write rap and bust freestyles yo. Also treat you to some quirky dancemoves if the moon has moved in the right position.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A slice of life, bon apetit!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Netherlands

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