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Chris Ladewig

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Japanese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Photographer
  • Bachelors degree in Finance.
  • From Cape Town
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Travelling, working, exploring the world and capturing it's beauty.


Howzit guys and girls,

Im a well-travelled guy from the most beautiful city in the world... Cape Town, South Africa. I decided to hit the road after university seeking truth and new experiences. And today I am still on the journey. Still loving the journey! My friends call me curious George. I talk alot, laugh alot, and generally like to walk alot. I am interested in most things, and I love to learn new things. I get along with most people as long as they are nice. I love animals, especially dogs. Dogs are awesome. I love to cook, I make a great pasta. I don't smoke. I love a glass of red and chocolate is my best friend. I love taking photos. It is what I was born to do. Other than that I try watch the sunset everyday if possible.


Life is a book, those who dont travel only read a page! Im trying to read the entire book.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I have hosted a few people who I now call my best friends (met through CS) and have been hosted a few times aswel. I participate also by letting people with good vibes know about the community introducing them to CS. Great to see them making new friends through it!


Travelled with some CS surfers, been hosted a number of times by some really amazing people, and always meeting random CS'ers along the way! love the vibe!


Photography, travelling, nature, sports, cooking, hiking, camping, islands, mountains, cars, animals, business, investing, property, yachts, stand up comedy, philosophy, psychology, music, tennis, rugby, cricket, football, UFC, movies, im interested in most things.

Music, Movies & Books

- Into the Wild, Ultimate Survivor, Topgear, How I met you Mother, Modern Family, The Apprentice, The Beach, Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, Old School, Ace Ventura, Gladiator, Troy, Pursuit of happyness, Game of Thrones.
- The Alchemist, The Secret, The Monk who sold his Ferrari, The Bible.
- Eddie Vedder, Rock/Alternative: Incubus, Foo Fighters, Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Muse, Coldplay, The Cranberries, Bob, Psytrance

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Himalayas! Seeing Mount Everest! Taj Mahal! Catching my 1st fish on the Orange River and sleeping under a blanket of stars, Shanti vibes in Nagarkot, Thrashing a scooter up a Pokhara mountain, taking part in the Art of Living course, backpacking Thailand, hiking Crystal Pools in Cape Town, shark-cage diving!! epic eurotrip- exploring Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Paris, Prague, Hamburg, Berlin... partying in the best clubs in Istanbul, sleeping in a Felluca and swimming in the Nile, seeing mummies and the mask of Tutankahmum in Egypt, diving the red sea, having amazing roadtrip to Pelion in Greece, going on Safari in South Africa, enjoying the island life in the Maldives, having epic roadtrip from LA to San Fran to Vegas, seeing Grand Canyon and Cirque du Soleil.. so many more!

Teach, Learn, Share

"Trust me
It's Paradise
This is where the hungry come to feed
For mine is a generation that circles the globe
in search of something we haven't tried before
so never refuse an invitation
never resist the unfamiliar
never fail to be polite
and never outstay your welcome

just keep your mind open and
suck in the experience
and if it hurts
you know what... it's probably worth it

i still believe in paradise
but now at least i know it's not some place you can look for
cause it's not where you go
it's how you feel for a moment in your life
and if you find that moment it lasts forever"

- Richard, The Beach

What I Can Share With Hosts

Some great photography tips, some great South African spirit a whole bunch of funny stories

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Malaysia, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United States

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