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Hi! I'm Martin and i'm from Namur, in Belgium. I'm teaching Geography in college and high school. At the moment I am living in Kinshasa, DRC. I am teaching in an international college in the center.
I like doing sports (cycling, hiking, swimming), being outside and learning new things. Every year, I am doing a bikepacking adventure in Europe. My next cycling goal is Tanzania in July 2024.
I'm open-minded, friendly and knowledgeable. Looking to have good meetings and sharings during my trips. Besides, i like to welcome foreigners and cooking to them a delicious meal from my country.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
A great opportunity to share stories, food, drinks and to discover new places with locals. It's funnier because all isn't always planned.
Music, cinema, sports, nature, politics, geography.
Music, Movies, and Books
Type of music: Alternative rock, indie, house, minimal, techno, US rap.
Some of my favorites artists I like : Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Alt-J, The Black Keys, Radiohead, The Beatles, Oasis, dEUS, Triggerfinger, Rone, London Grammar, Pink Floyd, Foals, Of Monsters and Men, Royal Blood, Sigur Ros, Daft Punk, The Dø, Florence + The Machine, Noir Désir, Portugal. The Man, Rüfüs Du Sol, Supertramp, Dire Straits, Moderat, Wolf Alice, Kendrick Lamar, Damso, NTO, Bob Moses, Worakls, Brutalismus 3000, Tale of US, Boris Brejcha and so many more.
Movies : Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Looper, Knive's Out, Jojo Rabbit, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Prisonners, Lord of the Rings, Little Miss Sunshine and so many more.
Series : Breakind Bad, Mindhunter, LOST, True Detective, GOT, Twin Peaks.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Realizing my thesis in Democratic Republic of Congo. My first solo trip outside the European continent but it was an adventurous experience.
Hitchihiked thousands of kilometers around South and Eastern Europe with a friend. Such good memories.
Riding my bike across the west part of Democratic Republic of Congo.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Cooking from Belgium and some delicious (trappist ones if possible!) beers.
My classes stories. Students are incredible and sometimes terrible.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo