laurent Smeets

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • From Nijmegen, Netherlands.
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About Me


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Hi my name is Laurent. Just 18 years old, but about to travel the world. I always have loved exploring, enjoyed seeing what's around the corner, meeting interesting people with even more interesting stories. Last year I went backpacking for two weeks in the Norwegian wilderness and have had the travel bug ever since, so now I will go to South-America for 7 months to travel, to canoe, to work in the Bolivian jungle(I love mother nature), to learn Spanish and most of all to seek adventure. And that is the main reason i prefer Couch Surfing above some cheap dorm: not only just to have free place to crash, but to learn something about the culture and ideas of the locals, which i can't find in my Lonely Planet, and to share mine with you.

(Me llamo Laurent. Yo tengo 18 años . vivo en Nijmegen en Holandia. yo no hablo Espanol, pero voy a aprender hablar espanol, porque voy a viajar en Argentinia , chile y bolivia. Yo salgo el undécimode de noviembre y vuelvo el 31e de mayo. Vuelo en cordoba, cordoba es una ciudad en Argentinia, donde yo tengo un mes un cursillo de Español)


so many things are so easy, why would you complicate them ?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


so far non sleeping exprience(but while typing this, i'm at the apartment in Rosario where i will have my first experience), i did went to some meetings in my hometown Nijmegen and the English and Mate meeting in Cordoba. so far all great experiences and I hope there will be more to come.


sport, music, politics, traveling, nature and anything that is new to me

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: -spirited away(and everything else made by Studio Ghibli)- where the wild things are- El mariachi- memento- shutter island- into the wild- lion king- runskop- musicserious almost everything( as long a I don't have to make it)books- In patagonia (by Bruce Chatwin)- Het mooie kotsende meisje (by Herman Brusselmans- the kite runner (by Khaled Hosseini)- War and peace (Leo Tolstoy)- 100 years of solitude(Gabriel Garcia Marquez) (Hope to be able to read it spanish once)sports- canoe- running- rowing - hiking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Go into and survive in the Norwegian wilderness for two weeks, without any luxury, communication or unnecessary tools, just a backpack full of food, some rope, a tent and 24 hours of sunlight.
visited 27 states (12%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Canned laughter

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm open to learn anything about everything(food, sport, dance, philosophy, culture) and happy to tell about the things i know: Europe, Holland.

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