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  • 25 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning Cebuano
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance Writer I Journalist I Communication Advisor
  • MA Journalism at VU University Amsterdam
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About Me


Always go forward, do not stand still, enjoy life


I am a Dutch freelance writer I journalist I communication advisor and (political) news junkie with a MA in journalism. I love to travel and my favorite country is definitely the U.S. where I did an extensive three-month road trip in the early Spring of 2017. I am laid back and open-minded and always up for good conversation and/or nights out on the town. In January 2018 I moved to Davao City in the Philippines where my wife is working with an international NGO.


I work to live, but never live to work. Family and friends are very important and happiness can be found in little things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been a member of the CS community since 2009 when I lived in Amsterdam, but I wasn't really active until my USA road trip in the early Spring of 2017. End of 2017 I hosted about 5 surfers myself and I really enjoyed it.


Saluting country music legend Hank Williams at his grave in Montgomery, Alabama at midnight sharing a whiskey with my CS host.


I am a news junkie, love tennis and long distance running and I'm into a wide range of music (favs though are: Patrick Watson, Them Crooked Vultures and Marcus Miller). I love to immerse myself in new cultures and experience other people's everyday customs.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: On the Road, The Captive Mind, The Discovery of Heaven.
Movies: Control, Me and You and Everyone we Know
Music: Maceo Parker, Marcus Miller, Patrick Watson, Faithless, Them Crooked Vultures, Editors

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, United States

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