Matthijs Driesen

Brussel, Brussel, Belgium

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning Arabic (North Levantine), German, Russian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Administration/Writer
  • master in history, master in philosophy
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About Me


Work, learn


Grew up in a small city in Belgium. Finished school, started working at 22. Became a lumberjack, then a teacher. Restarted second uni degree at 25. Working full-time and studying full-time and studying Russian and Arabic now. Summer and easter vacation allow me to do all the rest I do. Recent update: moving to NYC to finish my novel! (almost done by now...) Update: settled in Brussels. Tired of traveling.

No drugs, no smoking.


A vast set of mostly incongruent beliefs. I presume most important is: not to be bored, to be as good to myself as to others and the world as possible.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I suppose it's time to offer a couch.


CS became an important part of travelling for me. The immediate shot into the veins of a city is highly addictive!


I like reading, eating, learning, languages, random facts, history, cooking, a good conversation, humor, chaos, board games, languages, random encounters, sports, art and traveling.

Music, Movies, and Books

"List any music, movies or books that you are interested in."

Impossible within this space. Here's a couple: GG Marquez, Borges, Lermontov, Dostojewski, Glover, C'est arrivé près de chez vous, Weezer, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I drove a tractor into a canal. I lived in the US as an illegal alien.

Teach, Learn, Share

Philosophy, literature (mostly 19th century, I'm gradually moving into the 20th century), history, politics, Dutch, English, French, German, Arab, Russian and random facts.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In


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