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My wife Karin-Marijke and I love driving minor roads and roaming around, getting lost and seeing what the world has to offer – tasting it, feeling it, hearing it and smelling it.
I am a Dutchman, creative person, photographer, adventurer. I have been on the road full-time with my wife Karin-Marijke in our vintage Land Cruiser since 2003. We sold everything we owned and started driving east. During our first 3.5 years on the road we drove from the Netherlands via Iran, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and Bangladesh to South East Asia.
From January 2007 – December 2016, we drove to every remote corner of all 13 countries in South America.
November 2016 – Today: After having hiked the 750-km Baekdu -Daegan Mountain Ridge in South Korea, we ferried our Land Cruiser to Japan, where we drove from Kyushu to Hokkaido and back (taking 9 months). After having revisited South Korea we shipped the Land Cruiser once more.
From Vladivostok (2018) we drove to Mongolia, backpacked in Northeast China, returned to the Land Cruiser to visit more Siberia by car and travel the Stan (Central Asian) countries. During the long winters we parked the Land Cruiser and did long distance hikes in Turkey, Jordan and Israel.
The Land Cruiser is parked in the Caucasus (Armenia) and we are currently on our motorcycle adventure in the northeast of India.
To see my photography:
We are learning new things every day...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Since we are constantly on the road, it's generally us asking others to accommodate us. However, if any would like to experience the world of overlanding, feel free to join us in our Land Cruiser for a couple of days :-)
CS for us is about sharing and learning. We enjoy doing our share by cooking for our hosts or helping out with other activities in and/or around the house. If you are interested, we will share stories about our travels and life in general, and/or spend time with you downtown or in outdoor activities. We meet new people with an open mind and take it from there.
We have stayed with people through the Hospitality Club for several years. My first experiences with CS, in Costa Rica and Panama, were inspiring, and we have met CSers in the Russia and Kazakhstan.
Travel, photography, food, cultures, beauty in general, details, motorcycles, Mac, design, 4x4, Hash House Harriers, trail running, plant-based food, healthy lifestyle, remote places, arts and (historic) cultural sights, boardgames.
- outdoor activities
- adventure races
- trail running
- long distance hiking
Music, Movies, and Books
I'm open to everything out there. If I don't like it I will put it away, close it down or turn it off, but first I want to see what it offers to the mind, body or soul.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Still on the road in our vintage Land Cruiser since 2003.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to share knowledge.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories, meals, helping hand around the house.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Netherlands, Suriname