John Lander

Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden

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  • Self-employed in the landscaping industry
  • Journalist/Media/Business/ Spanish
  • From Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
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About Me


Travel and all the other stuff


I was born on new years eve in Gothenburg, Sweden and that's my home still today, where the air is fresh and the winters are long and dark. Where summers are short but wonderful.
I always want to try new things and I really want to experience life as it really is.
Travelling has made me what I am today. I think I have found a relative peace of mind and I consider myself a grown up today (but a really silly one ;)
Im studying business and Spanish and work in the landscaping industry.


“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
- Twain

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who's going to stop me"
- Ayn Rand

"You don't stop having fun cuz you get old, you get old cus you stop having fun"

"IF you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun"
- Katherine Hepburn

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty"

"The best feeling comes when you realize that you are perfectly happy without the things once you thought you needed the most"

"Impossible" is just a word people say to convince themselves not to try"

to live by chioce, not by chance
to be motivated, not manipulated
to be useful, not used
to make changes, not excuses
to excel, not compete
choose self esteem, not self pity
choose to listen to your inner voice
not the random opinion of others

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf and host as much as I can. I spread the word about CS everywhere I go.


A lot! I dont know but as of 2012 I've had hundreds of experiences! It changed my life.


Life, people, travelling, beachvolley, writing, photography, coffee, tea, yoga, sunday mornings, saturday evenings, partying, beer, chillin, dancing, eating, listening to music, watching movies, watching the stars, making friends, spending time with friends and family, great conversations, discover, explore, read, dream, breathing fresh air, work, excercise, study, learn, go to concerts, festivals, lying in the grass, pancakes (thin ones)

Music, Movies, and Books

Indie, worldmusic, ska, reggae, funk, forró, salsa, bossanova, classicrock, grungerock, pop. Orishas, cafe del mar, incubus, manu chao, los fabulosos cadillacs, the killers, Håkan Hellström, Mando Diao. Everything with Tarantino; Death proof, True romance, Kill bill. The Cohen brothers, Big Lebowski. David lynch, Lasse Hallström. Family guy, simpsons, Into the wild..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was born. Then I travelled australia, twice, discovered the magic of travelling and myself in Thailand, somewhere between the full moon party and the street snack scorpions and cockroach in khao san road, I had near death experiences on motorbikes in Vietnam and saw Angkor wat in Cambodia, I floated down riverbars in Laos and sailed to Langkawi, Malaysia, I woke up in Hong Kong, saw sugarcane mountains in Yangshou, China, survived Jakarta, surfed Bali, froze my ass off in Tokyo, woke up in Mexico city, huevos rancheros, Masunte, Oaxaca, Lago atitlan, Guatemla, swimmed with sharks in Belize, Cancun, Copper canyon, Tijuana, LA, San fran, New york, danced with afrobrazilian on beach in tropical rain on tropical island, Salvador Brazil, woke up in Sao Paulo, carneval Rio de janeiro, beautiful vintage Valparaiso, Chile, las chicas Rosario, Argentina, la fiesta Moñtanita, Ecuador.. the story continues!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you my skills, tell you about my experiences, show you around my city, tell you about Sweden. We can talk about life, the world, people, friendship, love, dreams, music, movies, places, politics, religions

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In


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