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I love to meet people from all over the globe. I love traveling, hiking, camping, watching good movies, listening to good music, and enjoying good conversations with interesting people :)
I also love wine, beer and sake. A good bottle of wine/sake and a good conversation; what could be better in life? I also regularly pracetice yoga and meditation.
I am working as a coordinator for a project on assessment and evaluation of coastal blue carbon and biodiversity conservation in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1 October, 2019.
Looking for adventures in a new chapter of my life and hosting travellers there :) Looking forward to meeting you!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Because I love meeting nice people who love traveling and are open-minded :)
Traveling around the world, meeting interesting people and making the best out of this short life that I only live once :) I also love yoga and meditation to have some inner peace and calmness in my life.
- craft beer
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite Music: Hatoa by Bonobo, Peacock Tail by Boards of Canada, JLTF by Moby, Relaxin' with Cherry by Kid Loco, Jose Gonzales/Junip, Chat Faker, jazz, Mozart, etc., but I listen to so many other types of music too :)
Favorite Movie: Motorcycle Diaries, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Lord of the Ring Trilogy, Ghibli films and many more!
Favorite Books: Works by Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Khaled Hosseini, etc. Love great books! I also read manga :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveled almost 1,000km in the sub-Saharan desert in Senegal with friends and a compass on a small motorcycle (Yamaha AG125) when I lived there as a community development agent for two years in a small town among Peul/Fulani nomads and semi-nomads.
Walked about 1,300km on the 88-Temple Buddhist pilgrimage path alone with a tent in Shikoku, Japan.
2,000-km motorcycle tour in France for two weeks and another motorcycle tour in Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula all the way to France :)
Teach, Learn, Share
When I have a guest in my home country, I usually like to take them around to sites off-the-beaten paths and enjoy some time with them when I have time.
I can also teach some Japanese, and if the guests are interested in learning Japanese vegetarian/vegan (Sho-jin) cooking, I can teach them that, too :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can teach any language I can speak or Japanese/French cuisine if they are intersted. I can teach them how wo prepare shojin (Japanese Buddhist vegan cuisine), too!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Mauritania, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Cameroon, France, Indonesia, Japan, Senegal, United Kingdom, United States