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Overview

  • 13 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Dutch, German
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Business Owner - Nano Industry
  • B Comm Honnors (Financial Accounting) ; PPL ; Dipl Touris...
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About Me

I love travelling and meeting people.
I enjoy learning new cultures.
I love flying and I try to fly every week-end if possible.
I travel overseas as often as I can.
I love nature and a week-end away in the mountains is always a nice outing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I would love to meet people in their homes and live the way they live and I would like to get people to come stay in my house and experience the way I live.
Staying in a hotel is not the way to see a country.
I want to see how the people live in the country I visit, what they eat, drink, do for spare time, what they watch on TV, etc... and I want people to experience this in my house as well.
I ask many questions but this is so I can get a picture of the person and understand what makes their life interesting... so go ahead and ask me questions and I will gladly answer.

Interests

Travel.
Mountains.
Flying.
Overseas trips.
Stamps.
Just getting in my car and travel to "nowhere".
Making music... I play the piano, church organ, keyboard, violin and viola.
Many other things.

  • animals
  • culture
  • photography
  • drinking
  • flying
  • tv
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • stamps
  • music
  • piano
  • violin
  • camping
  • skiing
  • sightseeing
  • mountains
  • ice skating
  • choir
  • cathedrals
  • caravaning
  • friends and family
  • watch movies
  • mountain hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

I love classical music and especially choral music.
I also like other types of music and am quite easy going.
I love movies based on real life events... drama is cool.
Probably the best movie to try live by: Pay it Forward.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

At the age of 45 I obtained my PPL (Private Pilots License) and bought my own 4-seater aeroplane and now I can fly as often as I want.

Teach, Learn, Share

Still a lot to learn.
What I have learnt I could probably share with others if they are interested.
And I love sharing... anything... well, within limits obviously. lol
I always say, the day you stop learning is the day you start dying.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Ask me and I will share if I can....
For sure I can share my travel experiences, my life stories, South African culture, my language... actually, when you visit me my home becomes your home.
Sharing is the best feeling one can experience.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Africa

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