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  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • Im "educated" as a chef. I'm so smart now! (not) But I ca...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn how to sail so I can, in a far away future, buy a boat to sail the world's weird corners!

ABOUT ME

Ok here it goes.

My name is Jurgen, I've lived in The Netherlands for the past 22 years and now you know my life story!
Ok so there's some more to it. I try to be happy as much as possible, even when I get ripped of for 500.000 Vietnamese Dong in a shady taxi, which is a very uncommon but good habit I was told.
I've been cooking professionally for the past 4 years in several French style restaurants, which I'm totally bored with now.

Furthermore, travelling, writing, nature, dancing and cooking (for friends)is what my life is currently about! I hope to add couchsurfing to this list in the near future too ;)

PHILOSOPHY

Believe in what you believe. Not in that what others do.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'd really like to have people stay in my home, however I can't think of a reason why anybody would come near the place I live so I can't participate that way.

HOWEVER!!!

By staying at your lovely homes, I think I can be a very humble guest. Teach and learn. Trying to give more than I get will be my motto from this day on! I can cook for you! Clean your dirty house! Give company! (although I might be shy when we just met, or mabey not at all who knows) Whilst you just give me a roof! Dudes what are you waiting for.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None so far :( In the near future I bet.

Interests

Cooking
Viognier wine (oh the smell!)
Dancing
Camping
Writing
Chickens
Nature
Travel
Sailing
Music

  • chickens
  • writing
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • wine
  • boating
  • traveling
  • music
  • camping
  • sailing

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The king's Speech, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie, Into the wild, Mr. Nobody.

Books: The Historian, Shogun.

Music: Lots of kinds and all that.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One amazing thing was when 2 Cheetahs in Tanzania managed to hunt down a baby Impala that was protected by a giraffe in front of our jeep. Very sad and beautiful at the same time.

Teach, Learn, Share

Ok I will hereby reveal the biggest secret of all times to everyone who reads this. A cooking secret. Ready?

The secret ingredient to ANY dish is..wait for it..LOVE! Oh and butter. Butter is also very important. Mabey even more important than love. yes definitely more important. So yeah butter. Or is it?

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Cyprus, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands

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