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Overview

  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, Indonesian; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • architect, designer
  • Artistic and technical
  • From Gent, Belgium
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Sail the world...

ABOUT ME

passionate about design and architecture, I like sailing, travelling, getting to know people... then I thought: why not combine all of these?
So now I am sailing around the world since 2007 to get inspired by people and cultures from all over the planet...
We (Eve and me) left Belgium (in july 2007) on my sailboat named "Cries 'n Whispers" and so far still drifting around on this magnificent and amazing planet.
I have a website and blog about my travels on
www.criesnwhispers.info.

PHILOSOPHY

life is way to short do do all the things I would like to do, it's a wonderful world.
a Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

As I am sailing in a small boat, I can't host people at this time, but once I 'll settle down, and I will one day, my doors will be open to every traveller. The best thing about travelling is meeting and getting to know people from other countries, cultures, origin, religions or races.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

This organisation is fantastic, I have quite a lot of experience with "Hospitality club" when I travelled on the south American continent, the people I met were realy amazing, so helpfull, it was hart warming.

Interests

Creativity is really the reason why I am alive, it's my reason to be. As long as I can design stuff, I am a happy man! :)
Art is my spice of life. I love minimalist Japanese architecture, wabi sabi, interior design, light design, art, paintings and sculptures, playing guitar/piano.

travelling & adventure, hiking, old school Ducati’s, sailing-surfing-diving, lots of Belgian chocolate, fruitcocktails, poetry, Wally high-tech yachts as much as antique wooden pilot cutters,
and I love animals, except creepy bugs :)

  • animals
  • arts
  • poetry
  • architecture
  • design
  • interior design
  • chocolate
  • clubbing
  • boating
  • technology
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • guitar
  • piano
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • sailing

Music, Movies, and Books

alternative movies, and for music I love post-rock, jazz, R&B, chillstep, drum & bass...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

sailed halfway the world across the Atlantic, the Carabean and all over the Pacific to NZ and Australia. Went to Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, India, Tibet, Philippines, ...
My favorite places so far are Italy, Argentina and Brazil, but there's so much more to explore, and I am working hard on that! :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Martinique, Montserrat, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Belgium, Indonesia, Luxembourg

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