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MathijsVdPoel

Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • Engineering
  • From Antwerp, Belgium
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Hitchhike from Sydney to Brisbane and get the real Ozzie experience along the way.

ABOUT ME

I'm always looking for new places to explore, parties to crash and adventure. Planned, or even better, not planned.

I just finished my undergrad degree in aerospace engineering and took 12 months off to travel before going to grad school.
So far, adventure took me to Chile, Bolivia, Canada, Hawaii, USA, Thailand and Malaysia!

I try to live my live to the fullest and have no regrets. Some of my random travels include a 10 day trip to Peru and a long weekend in New York City.

PHILOSOPHY

Only by stepping outside of my own culture, I'll learn what the world is really like. It is also the best way to look back on your own way of living.

Life isn't about the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.

If you do something, do it well.

Work hard, play hard.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Having a beer in an English pub, with my Italian host in the South of France, that is why I'm on CS.

Interests

Using engineering skills to build racecars and rockets.

Scuba diving. It's incredible how much life is to be found on the reefs. Light up one single rock with a torch and you'll find maybe 10 more small living creatures.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies; Juno, The perks of being a wallflower, The prestige, V for vendetta, Inglourious Bastards and maybe even more.

Music; surprise me with something new. I can appreciate a good country song.

Books; I wish I was more of a reader. Mostly textbooks lately

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitchhike trip to Barcelona. Visiting Machu picchu. Parachute jumping. Snorkeling in the carribean. Watching the sun set over the Peruvian desert. USA red cup houseparties.

Countries I've Visited

Bolivia, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Netherlands, United States

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