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Overview

  • 137 references 114 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning Swahili, Zulu
  • 69, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Kodo, The voices of South Africa,Remember
  • social worker
  • From belgium
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Trying to emigrate to a fair world:-)

ABOUT ME

He smokes to much, he likes good white wine and Irish whiskey, He is passioned in everything he is doing.He loves South Africa, Kenya and Greece. He will never get used to a normal life.

PHILOSOPHY

It's not about what we have but about what we share

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

ATTENTION : due to Corona- Covid virus i strongly advice travellers NOT to use Couchsurfing and i will not host till this nightmare is safe again !

I host, 2 x per month. I prefer hosting guests with a plan and not just one cheap overnight in Brugge. And, if you arrive in the evening, and leaving in the morning, please do not request. It is very important to me to be updated on arriving and departure times and places. I lost to much time with CS waiting in the railwaystation. Please realise wifi is not available allover Belgium!
And, if you don't have a profile, please... do some effort !

As i work free-lance, the best time to contact me to stay at my corner is 3 weeks in advance. Also, i don't like to host guests just for one night ! Welcome !

Interests

'Culture as a tool to development' is my passion. World-music, music as an inspiration for youngsters. Third-world problems. Good music matters ! I'm addicted to newspapers in print !

  • culture
  • festivals
  • wine
  • white wine
  • music
  • world music
  • surfing
  • olympics

Music, Movies, and Books

Everything roots-based in music is welcome!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Realising 28 years the Brugges Festival (world music), The world meets Manos Hadjidakis ( Olympics-Athens 2004), Southernwind,South Africa ( 2006-2008) and fighting for my project 'Soulfood'. Hosting some amazing people ! Looking forward to a collaboration between Japan and South Africa in 02/2020....

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach me..I 'm to young to teach You ...

What I Can Share with Hosts

Trying to make you feel home in my small rented house. That corner is your home while you are here !Provoking you not to walk in the slipstream of the other backpackers. Teasing you! Why are you here anyway...:-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, China, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa

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