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Working at the Dutch Refugee Council.
Very interested in the personal stories of persons, connecting, serious and funny person.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We could grap a cup of coffee. I am living in an old monastery in the middle of Den Bosch. I used to live in a very beautiful area, Fort Isabella. I can show you around, seeing the nature around Den Bosch, visiting the 'unknown' gardens of Den Bosch.
First, (unofficial) couchsurfing experience must have been in Jerusalem. I stayed with a family until I found my own place. I was sleeping on the couch :-)
Well, I invited Jordan Edward Mazurek and Melissa Morales to stay at my place. It was a spontaneous idea when I met them at a conference. I didn't join Couchsurfing at that moment. They stayed a few nights in my place. So that's the beginning of Couchsurfing for me.
Another couchsurfing experience was in Berlin, in Teepeeland. Amazing place, special people. They built tepees and yurts of garbage.
Dancing, eating the local food, talking with people of different cultures, being part of the local community, human rights, empowerment!
- human rights
Music, Movies, and Books
U2, salsa, zouk, different kind of rock music
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Many amazing things I have done and seen. Spontaneous visit at a tabacco ritual in Pai, Thailand. The spontenaous unexpected moments are amazing; visiting locals, when they invite me in their homes. Dancing with my Nica Misquita family.
Teach, Learn, Share
Working with creative means
Group dynamics and social processes
Train the trainer Creative
Being a abroad;
Barcelona, 10 months working for Casal dels Infants del Raval
Guatemala, 6 weeks, traveling and being a volunteer for Niño Obrero, Antigua Guatemala, staying with a host family
Jerusalem, 3 months, conducting anthropological research
Nicaragua, 3 months working as a volunteer at Fundación Marijn
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Palestine, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In
Israel, Nicaragua, Spain