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  • 84 References 62 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian Nynorsk, Swedish; learning German, Icelandic, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Advisor within communicatins, journalism, tour guiding
  • travelling, university and smart friends
  • From Alesund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
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About Me

I spent one and a half year working for a horseback riding company in Iceland. I have been riding horses since I was seven and I appreciated very much working with these wonderful animals. It was also a great way of getting out in nature.

I don't host much anymore, but I'm keen on taking people with me on hiking tours and to show people around. https://www.showaround.com/locals/9674056

Topics of interest to me: anti-imperialism, anti-rasism, environmental issues, gender, queer

PHILOSOPHY

"While sitting on the banks of the P'u River, Chuang-tse was approached by two representatives of the Prince of Ch'u, who offered him a position at court. Chuang-tse watched the water flowing by as if he had not heard. Finally, he remarked,
"I am told that the Prince has a sacred tortoise, over two thousand years old, which is kept in a box, wrapped in silk and brocade."
"That is true", the officials replied.
"If the tortoise had been given a choise, "Chang-tse continued, "which do you think he would have liked better - to have been alive in the mud, or dead within the palace?"
"To have been alive in the mud, of course", the men answered.
"I too prefer the mud", said Chuang-tse. "Good-bye."
Benjamin Hoff in "The Tao of Pooh"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting: My home is your home
Surfing: awesome experiences, awesome friends afterwards!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

After eight years being active on couchsurfing I've had a lot of really good experiences. I've also learned a lot about tolerance, cultural differences and different perspectives. I've hosted 99 people from 35 different countries since I joined couchsurfing in september 2007. I've also hosted a lot outside of CS, mostly activists, queers and friends of friends that just needed a place to stay in Oslo. I've been hosted 23 times in 17 different countries via CS. I have been hosted while travelling a lot more than that, though. Most of my experiences of being hosted are not organized via CS, as I usually are hosted by people I already know, other people or organisations are fixing place to stay or I sleep in squats where I have contacts.

Here is a complete list over my couchsurfing experience: http://hitchhikersrevolution.blogspot.no/2015/09/my-couchsurfing-experinece.html

Interests

mountain hiking, horseback riding, taekwondo, travelling, hitchhiking, dumbster diving, eco activism, queer and trans activism

Here's 108 reasons why Norway i wonderful for nature lovers: http://www.boredpanda.com/svolvaer/

  • animals
  • horses
  • womens rights
  • traveling
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • bungee jumping
  • skiing
  • boxing
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

"So many books, so little time." Frank Zappa

Khaled Hosseini, Sarah Waters, Henri Charriere, J.R.R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, Leslie Feinberg, Arundhati Roy, Gerd Brantenberg, Sofi Oksanen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stieg Larsson, Lars Saabye Christensen, Mo Yan, Isabel Allende, Jakob Ejersbo, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Marjane Satrapi

Wanna swap books? Ask me if I'm hosting you/ surfing your couch!

Timbuktu - Jag drar
Keny Arkana - La Rage
kaizers Orchestra - Hjerteknuser

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* I've been celebrating 8th of March in a liberian refugee camp in Ghana.
* I've been in demonstrations in Palestine against the apartheid wall.
* I've also been celebrating 1st of May in Colombia!
* I've been trekking in Nepal.
* I've hitchhiked around Iceland and also done some hikes there.
* I've heard Dalai Lama speach in Dharamsala. And I've heard Hugo Chavez speach in Managua.
* I've volunteered at a Mother Theresa-home in Calcutta.
* I've taken motorcycle taxis in Tanzania. Loved it!
* I've bungee jumped in Rjukan, Norway.
* I've hitchhiked Oslo - Berlin on my own
* I've cuddled with cheetahs at a south african rescue sentre
* I've tried beeing a gaucho in Argentina
* I rode a camel from Pushkar to Jodhpur in Rajasthan (186 km)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some self defense techniques, since I'm a self defense instructure.

Norway is a very good country for hiking, so if you want hiking tips, I can tips you about really spectacular mountains where you will meet almost no other people, and definitely no other tourists.
Or, if it's winter, I can tell you about good places to go skiing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

- Hiking company
- Weird facts about grammar and viking sagas
- Stories from around the world

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, El Salvador, Iceland, Norway

Old School Badges

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