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  • 216 References 64 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Latvian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish; learning Danish, German, Indonesian
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Various language stuff
  • Bachelor in Information Technology and bachelor in Social...
  • From Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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About Me


Figuring out what to do with this god d*amn life...


I grew up in Norway, but I've been living in Latvia for nine years now. Quite scary...

Beside hosting, I'm very happy to meet up for a coffee or a drink or whatever.

Let me also once and for all explain here why I am in Latvia. I explain this a zillion times a year and I'm quite tired of that, so if for some reason we are supposed to meet, I appreciate if you take the time to read this so I don't have to feel like a tape recorder.

I came to Latvia in September 2005 to work as a Norwegian teacher. Taught there for one school year, liked the place, disliked the job. Found a new job in a call center, which wasn't much better. I was doing some translation work on the side, and I got more and more of that until one day I said "It's quit o'clock!", so then I left that job to become a freelance translator and nothing else. Haven't regretted that for a second!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


To me, it's not important how people participate in CS. Not everyone needs to contribute... That said, I'm a moderator in the CS Latvia group, and I post a lot there. I am one of the organizers of the awesome meetings Riga Good Times and Riga Cool Times in Latvia.


I've couchsurfed in 13 countries, and hosted people from a lot more. I like trying to organize a CS hook-up in the countries I go to.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Metal, rock, pop, trance... Coheed and Cambria, Tool, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Muse, Tiesto.
Movies: I like most kinds of movies, but I'm not a big fan of comedies. Sometimes it's very refreshing to watch non-Hollywood movies.
Books: I don't read that many books, but I completed 'Pol Pot' and I'm quite proud of that!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat and the Great Wall!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), United Kingdom, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Latvia, Norway, Spain

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