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Overview

  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Coastal engineer
  • No education listed
  • From Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Having a good time.

ABOUT ME
Curious, optimistic, restless. Always looking to experience new things, see new places, try new food, meet new people etc. Addicted to traveling, my last 'big trip' was already more than 2 years ago but I'm hoping to make another one next year. I'm a hydraulic engineering consultant which means I give advice about dikes/levees, ports, breakwaters, flood protection etc, can't get more Dutch than that ;) Just moved to a new place in Rotterdam (my first proper apartment after a few student houses, rooms/studios and even an old office building) which I'm also pretty excited about!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

At the moment mostly by visiting meetings/events but I'd like to host more. Otherwise I'm always up for a drink or showing people around.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I traveled quite a bit and met some great people at various CS meetings/events but haven't really 'surfed' myself yet (hostels are just too much fun), but hopefully this will change soon!

Interests

Travel, people, photography, music, literature, science, film, politics, sport, cooking, and too many other things..

  • literature
  • photography
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

Too much to list really but here's some favorites:
Movies: The Fall, No Country For Old Men, Moonrise Kingdom, Lost In Translation, Koyaanisqatsi.

Music: The National, Boards Of Canada, Iron & Wine, Sigur Rós, Kendrick Lamar, Ludovico Einaudi, Slowdive, The Weakerthans, Portugal. The Man, Major Lazer.

Books: Blood Meridian, Cloud Atlas, Catch 22, Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, everything by Kurt Vonnegut and Haruki Murakami.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in Kingston, Jamaica for a few months which was pretty amazing in itself, but one of the most unforgettable experiences was climbing the highest mountain in Jamaica in the middle of the night and arrive at the top just in time to see the sunrise.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Jamaica, Netherlands, United States

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