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STAN_VAN

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Entrepreneur
  • College
  • From Sint-Truiden
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Explore - Discover - Share - Laugh

ABOUT ME

I love to travel, work, relax, learn, meet new people, share .. I always want to travel and explore further, even when staying in one place (as home)

Also, always want to go back to the latest place i traveled to..

I'm running my own thing in motion picture and tv-industry, giving my a good work and travel balance.

I travel quit a bit for work, so would be great to hang out with some people in the places i travel to.

PHILOSOPHY

- Nothing is permanent except change.

- Only dead fish swim downstream.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been in many situation that could fit the description 'couchsurfing'. Often small things, as showing people around the neighberhood when i find them looking puzzled at a map in my home street...

I have been realy greatfull to the CS communities in the places a visited. They made my stay so much more interesting...

For one reason or another, i never find enough time at home to give enough back to visiting couchsurfers.. So i hope to do better this year...

Interests

Film, Technology, Photography, Books (i'm unable to leave my house without a book, is this a disease ?), Cooking (i love to cook for people, just let me know what you like, show me the kitchen and i cook for you),Fencing (any foil fencers here ? I'm a beginner, but would love to fence abroad). I'm also learning to sail, so i'm upto for some sailing...

Music, Movies & Books

Film:
Leon (Beson)
Burnt by the sun (michalkov)
C'est arrive pres de chez vous (aka man bites dog).
Gegen die wand
The idiots

Books:
Everything by Murakami
In Europe by Geert Mak
Flow by Csikzentmihalyi (can someone learn me to prononce his name ?)
The tipping point by Gladwell
Shantaram (Roberts)
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Freakonomics
Into The Wild
The secret history (donna tartt)

Music:
Anthony and the Johnsons, The Streets, Rufus Wainwright, Chick Corea, YES, Jacques Brel.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Traveling from Bangkok to Brussels Overland.

- Driving through the American South-West (Canyon lands, Greenriver)

- Traveling to Kiber (Spiti Valley) in the Himalaya's.. Claimed the highest village in the world.

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Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium

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