Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Russian; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • self-employed, artist and English teacher
  • BFA- Cooper Union, NYC, USA; MFA- De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
  • From Amsterdam, the city I live in right now is my base and hometown
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


to have fun and enjoy life


I'm open-minded, relaxed and creative. I love traveling and I love creative process in all its manifestations.

tired of all the clichés...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


hosting and occasionally surfing also started a FREE ART! project via CS:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150360789221325.359058.672936324&type=1&l=53b365b33bcontact me if you want a free drawing!


Couchsurfing is great if you use it right, though it's not completely fault-proof by any means.


art, literature, film, music, theater, etc..

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Henry Miller, Daniil Kharms, Martin Amis, Paul Theroux, Marcel Proust, Robert Musil, James Joyce and loads more
Music: Funk, Jazz, Latin
Film: Amarcord, Living in Oblivion

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Perhaps the trip to the Galapagos

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy meeting fun, open-minded, generous and spontaneous people. When I couchsurf, I offer my hosts my art in return. I'll be honest with you: I expect couchsurfers who want to stay with me to be able to offer something and thus contribute to my life in their own way. It's up to you to figure out what you've got to offer. But if you have nothing to offer and just need a couch to crash on, don't bother contacting me - I'm not going to be interested.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My art

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Guadeloupe, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, United States

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