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  • 176 references 146 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Traveling IT Entrepreneur
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
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About Me

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In short: after many years of travelling building a life in Rio :-)
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Longer version:
Started my life in a small sea town close to Rotterdam. After my study there I worked self employed for a while. Then I started to travel, first Spain where I lived 3 years and after I lived 2 years in Scotland.

I'm currently in a new software startup. We creating a software application to administer cargo loads of gas tanker vessels.

Sept 2018
Now I am on my way to Tenerife on my motorcycle. I'll ride it just a couple of hours a week and on weekdays I work on 2 projects

Tons of lovely stories... I can only summarise a few:

* Hosting hundreds of people in Rotterdam, Barcelona and Edinburgh. And every time you host you learn a little bit more...

* One big road and couch surfing trip, 132 days in a row. 45 different hosts, 25 cities in Belgium, France, Portugal and mailnly Spain. I raised working from home to the new level: While I was Couch surfing I maintained my regular programming job remotely.

* Once I was hosted by a lovely strong believed group of mulsim guys in Bordeaux. I asked to join them at the prayer service. I felt really welcome being there and it was an experience not to forget. Two weeks afterwards I was hosted by a girl in Lisbon. That Saturday night we went to a gay club. I felt very welcome there is well. I think it is great how couch surfing merges this stories in some kind of way.

* 3 month spring trip to Miami, Colombia (Medellin, Bogota) and I lived 1 month in Rio de Janeiro.

* Many weekend trips to towns by couch surfing gave me the local perspective.

* Latin america trip (50% done)
* Rio Carnaval. Done
* Learn to kite-surf well (80% done)


People, having a drink, (ballroom)dancing, guitar, piano or sax, entrepreneurship, motor cycling.

  • cats
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • karaoke
  • entrepreneurship
  • techno
  • trance music
  • sun
  • accordion
  • motorbike
  • saxophone
  • summer
  • 80's
  • latin dances
  • hardcore
  • software development
  • work and travel
  • 60's
  • 70's
  • 50's

Music, Movies, and Books

Dance, trance, (classic) rock, pop, and The number 1 couch surfing movie: into the wild!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydive, Thailand, Indonesia.. And a lot of other days of my life having a good time with great people around me!

Teach, Learn, Share

Would be great to improve my Spanish! I can teach you to play instruments, dance (ballroom) or maybe help you with your computer or website ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can make your computer faster

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain

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