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Making stories, together
All day I dream, whilst working hard at the doing.
As an entrepeneur I'm continuously focussing on generating added value to the lives of people around me. I work together based on the African ways of Ubuntu and Kgotla.
I love stories with a heritage origin as they continuously inspire me and teach me new things about our values and help me cherish them and pass them on.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite and you do not know what they will bring back to you: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country, a new smile...
Enjoying life to the fullest indepent of all resources.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
If better is possible, good is not enough.
Say yes first, and then ask why, what and how.
Always be in for a challenge.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfing and hosting both are some of my beloved activities. I really enjoy the company of new people and getting to know them.
Unfortunately I hadn't heard from couchsurfing.org yet when I was backpacking down under. I did surf a lot of couches though via the indian drums network and phone numbers of friends of friends written on dodgy snippets of torn of paper. Couchsurfing has overcome me in many ways and forms and there's no one way I prefer, I love them all. Connecting, sharing and caring is what it's about for me.
People: who you are;
Dreaming: who could you be, who could I be;
Telling story's: the more, the better;
Travelling: the more, the better;
Philosophising: enjoying the company of friends and strangers who I can talk with for hours about the big & smalls of this world;
History: reading and hobby-researching old stories, myths and legends;
Technology: (creating) innovative ideas, concepts and inventions which could change the world;
Theatre: more or less all performing arts;
Music: playing piano and guitar;
Outdoor sport: i.e. climbing, hiking, camping;
Water sport: especially sailing and surfing;
Winter sport: skiing and snowboarding;
- performing arts
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Heaps and heaps but I don't have a list of them.
All time favorite is the Darren Shan series, LotR, GoT, Marvel, and some stories about four elements that I read as a kid but forget the name of.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hang into the wind over a high cliff in the north of Bretagne, France. I didn't die - and loved it!
Teach, Learn, Share
Storymaking, storytelling, sailing > somehow certified for this ;)
Skiing, running, reading maps!, online stuff, startups.
envisioning, storymaking, design thinking, storytelling, inspiring, identity and branding, creative problem solving, (re)organising, marketing & communication, networking, non-profits, heritage, webservices, production (cultural events: theatre, outdoor, heritage), artificial intelligence
What I Can Share with Hosts
Making new stories & memories!
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom