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Hi my name is Maikel ♛,
I was born in 1978 so guess what my age is.
I am a really CS addict and share that everywhere. In the beginning I can be shy but once I get to know people I tend to come very very talkative(sometimes a bit to much). I really love to be hugged by people and also love to hug people.
Once the ice is broken I tend to tell often really bad jokes and sometimes my jokes can even hurt people but I always try to prevent this, though if you feel bad about them please let me know since I could make a mistake sometimes as well.
As I am very happy to meet people I always have a very hard time when I have to say NO to people so to whatever you ever ask me I would try to answer anything else than NO. If you know that I'm avoiding to answer please don't keep repeating the question.
During the weekdays I almost never drink and so IF I drink in weekends I try not to drink to much. If you don't want me to get totally drunk simple don't offer me any drinks. When I drive I drink almost nothing at all.
As some people managed to get me drunk in the past I can tell from experience that I don't become agresive but start hugging random people.
As I'm pretty busy with working during weeks I prefer hosting in weekend.
Though if we really get along in the weekend there is a chance that you can stay during the week but please keep in mind that you'll have to leave my house together with me when i'm going to my office in the morning.
I'm not really a person that goes to bars in my hometown I rather prefer to drink some good wine at home where its more about quality rather than quantity.
Anyway I'm always happy to get to know new people from anywhere in the world and would be very happy to show you around my country whether your staying at my place or not.
Life can be long or short. Thats why we need to enjoy it as much as possible.
Always think lik that if i die tomorrow i must be sure to have fun today. Live like this all your life and you will be a very happy person.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I used to be the City Ambassador of Oss, got kicked and then became Ambassador for the 2nd time. (knowing what you shouldn't do as an ambassador)
After the big website chance I decided to not apply for ambassador again since i'm not active enough in CS according to my opinion and that Ambassadors should be really very active and easy to meet at any meeting in town or at meetings abroad.
I used to live in Oss and learned the country quite well with friends and guests and by car I love sharing interesting sights in my beautiful country.
As I love the CS concept i organise meetings and love to surf as many couches as I can.
I was introduced to couchsurfing at 15 april 2006 in Rotterdam so finnaly they got me so far to join couchsurfing as well as I already was a member of the Hospitalityclub.
Later I became addicted and I mostly try to meet people at least once a month and I already got in a few newspapers around europe.
In 2008 I was on Regional TV in Gelderland:
I don't remember how many couches I surfed.
I know that I hosted a few people in Oss (not exactly how many).
Since I moved to Rotterdam I have more ability to host more often.
Apart from this I Love to organize couchsurfing meetings and organised in total more than 50 meetings.
The total list with some of the meetings can be found here:
I am intrested in meeting a lot of people and I love to host people that come here not just for a place to sleep but to meet me and get around with me in the weekends.
I also love going to cultural things like museums for getting to know some local place.
I like to show people around my town bot also in our big world-harbor.
Further I really love to discover new things and often teas myself for getting out of my comfort zone. So if you like to do anything special with me please suggest it. I'm open to almost anything
A few years I started with a massage course and did really well.
Massages are even going that good that i've started my own website about it and visit people at their location for giving Hot-stones and relax massage. My website about this is http://www.massageforyou.biz/english
Though for my couchsurf hosts/guests I don't mind giving free massages as I really love doing it. When travelling and visiting you and you like to receive a massage from me please tell and i'll bring proper oil.
So now i'm done with some study's for massage and am wondering what more things there can be learned in life. So don't avoid to inspire me and I might join you in doing what you love as well.
Music, Movies, and Books
I love a lot of movies like Intouchables, Scary Movies and Final Destination.
Though my favorite movie is Hachi (a story about a dog) it manages to make me cry every single time I watch it again .
I only read if it is something about travelling. Most other books make me fall asleep. I am also a local newspaper reader at my vacation destinations.
Most kinds of music are also enjoyable as long as i can dance on it.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Parasailing at lake Taupo in New Zealand in the Lord of the Rings scene.
- Couchsurfing in the middle of nowhere near Kuusamo Finland
- Couchsurfing at a duckfarm in Sweden
- Organising picnics in Milan where 200 people attended.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share you my quality of guiding around here around Rotterdam and when staying here that means we should have some social interaction.
People that I host are treated by me like my own family since I believe this is the only proper experience that you can give to a couchsurfer. So when staying here I take you around, when I go walking I invite you and we try to have diner or breakfast together as it is about sharing time.
For this reason I don't like to host people shorter than 2 nights and we spend a certain day together doing whatever comes in mind.
At my working days I need to get up at 4:45 AM and will leave my home at 05:45 AM
You won't get a key from me so that means if you stay during working days you are expected to leave with me at that same time.
Requests I receive during working days monday-friday should realize that and arrivals after 22:00 are not accepted (also not when you are hitchhiking) unless you have a very good reason and told me in advance (and i gave you feedback that I accepted it)
Every week i have a day off on friday or monday. So in case if you want to stay longer than a weekend ask me if these days are okay and I will give you an answer as soon as I can.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Bad jokes, a smile (even in the morning) and love to make very good breakfasts while my host is still asleep to surprise him/her when getting up.
Or perhaps a nice massage. whatever makes my host comfortable.
And checkout my hometown in this beautiful video.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In