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Overview

  • 618 references 478 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Office job
  • Arts & Sciences
  • From Maaseik, Flanders, Belgium
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About Me

Well, I'm just a lad from Belgium. I grew up in a small town called Maaseik, near the Dutch border. After my studies in Maastricht, just across that border, I decided to move to Brussels to enjoy the city life. Nowadays, I'm still exploring my world, always eager to find new things.

PLEASE STOP SENDING ME REQUESTS WITHOUT READING MY PROFILE FIRST!

FRIEND REQUESTS WITHOUT HAVING MET ME BEFORE OR WITHOUT SENDING ME A MESSAGE WILL BE IGNORED! Accepting you on my friendlist is a matter of trust. I won't add you to make your profile look huge while in reality you're barely active in the network. I have sent several personal messages after having received a "blind" friend request. Usually, they don't even bother to reply.

Don't send me requests more than 3 or 4 weeks in advance. When it's too far ahead I don't know if I'll be really available. I want to be able to spend time with my guests. And last but not least the cancellation rate of people who asked me more than a month in advance is really high.

Because I get a lot of requests, I cannot accept all of them. Therefore copy and paste requests without the use of my name will be declined. To me this is a matter of basic politeness since you're asking me to enter my home. Furthermore it depends on my own schedule whether or not I can host you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted people from:
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Surfed in:
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Spain Switzerland, United Kingdom

Interests

I've got a broad variety of interests: (folk) culture, going out, sports, dining, vegetarian cooking... In general, I'm quite an active person.

  • culture
  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • walking
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Others, Amelie Poulain, Chicken Run, Y Tu Mama Tambien...
Music: folk, folk metal, rock, techno (depends on my mood)
Books: I'm hooked on travel guides and cook books...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Camino Portugues de Santiago de Compostela, from Porto to Fisterra, by walking of course.

Teach, Learn, Share

As I'm keen on languages, I can give you tips to learn and to help you with Dutch or French.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Finland, Netherlands

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