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Live while you can
I just moved to Basel, Switzerland for my PhD in Neuroscience. Over the last few years I studied in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Chapel Hill (NC, USA) and at the Chinese university of Hong Kong.
I travel a lot, because I like to see and experience what's going on in the world. I like meeting new people and doing things you wouldn't or cannot do when you stay at home.
I'm an active person and like to swim, surf (just learned you to kite surf!), hike, ride my bicycle (I'm from Holland, so who doesn't;)), dive and a lot more!
I love to dance, preferably all night long. So when you go to a club with me, you should know this, because I'm only leaving the dance floor when the club closes;)
I like learning new things. I like to learn and improve the languages I speak. Hopefully I can live abroad a couple more times (in different countries), before settling down.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that's my they call it the present!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
SInce I've joined, I've only been able to surf some couches and joined some activities. Hopefully I can host people too in the future
It's a great way of meeting people and the hospitality is just overwhelming!
Traveling, sports (all kinds of sport, but especially watersports), languages, outdoor activities (hiking), meeting other people, dancing, having fun and too many other things to write down...
Music, Movies, and Books
I like informative books (i know i'm a nerd), non-fiction novels and once in a while a chickflick.
I don't really watch TV.. And the music I like depends on the situation and my mood, but when I'm in a club almost everything with a beat I can dance on is fine:D
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A 160 meter bungy jump into a gorge in Nepal and trekking in the Nepalese Himalayan!
I've been to Tibet and it's an interesting experience to go to such a restricted area where religion is so important. People are doning prostrations from their home village to Lhasa and that takes months. Really impressive!
Walked the camino Frances (pilgrimage of 850 km) to Santiago de Compostela
Teach, Learn, Share
Love to share some languages, to improve my own skills or learn a new language and in return I could share my knowledge about the languages I know.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Macedonia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Netherlands, Switzerland, United States