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Overview

  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Portuguese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Computer programmer by day, assistent cook (volunteer) at...
  • Computer science
  • From Antwerp, Belgium
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Making people smile!

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Belgium, Antwerp. I used to be the kind of guy who never wanted to leave my hometown - find a job, settle down, never leave Belgium. About a year ago, after my Erasmus, all that changed. I found a job in Lisbon as a computer programmer and also stumbled onto an amazing apartment with a beautiful view over the river. I've been helping out at two of Lisbon's coolest hostels (Living Lounge and Lisbon Lounge hostel) ever since, meeting travelers from all over the world every single day. I've grown addicted to the smiles and the peace of mind that constantly seem to be around these people.

PHILOSOPHY

Live your life with a smile on your face, make people happy, and try not to piss off Chuck Norris.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a couch (read: extra unoccupied bedroom) available for anyone who wishes to use it.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted a bunch of people so far and it's been an amazing experience - everyone has something to teach or contribute.

Interests

Music, guitar, Jiu-jitsu, nunchaku, knife throwing, computer programming, cooking

  • arts
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • music
  • guitar
  • martial arts
  • software
  • study abroad

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I ate a really really really big sandwich once.
Really.

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn: Cooking! Because of the hostels where I help out I've learned lots of awesome Portuguese recipes, but would love to learn more from different parts of the world!

Teach:
- Beginner / advanced computer skills and programming
- Guitar
- Martial arts
- Nunchaku

Countries I’ve Visited

China, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Portugal

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