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Traveling with different groups of people in a new way making use of the travelers' creativity, widening people's knowledge and views, and bringing people together
I like to develop and undertake new things with other people. I'm interested, open, adventurous, and have a good sense of humour. I can inspire people by vision, creativity, and cooperation. My dream is to develop a new way of traveling that uses people's own creativity, widens their knowledge and views, inspires them to take new initiatives and new forms of cooperation and brings people closer together through all of europe. I live together with my girlfriend in Dordrecht, I read a lot and go to the movies regularly. I love to travel. As a small boy I already was fond of maps and books about far away countries. I drawed Africa and Thailand and went there when Ik had grown up. At home and on vacation I always liked to look for the borders of the world around me to discover it. Later I stayed doing so starting to prepare, organise and make all kind of trips to all kind of destionations in Europe, Asia and Africa. I like to meet different open minded people and I like to receive and show people around, learning to know eachother and from eachother and do some fun and interesting things together: walking, climbing, cycling, canoing, sightseeing, theater, cooking, film, etc.
Living in a spiritual sense of selfness and togetherness. Thinking and doing in possibilities in stead of problems. Enjoying life by giving and receiving, making the best of it here and now for myself and others.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I really enjoy to offer our couch and guests' bed to friendly, open minded and curious people. For myself and groups I travel with (on an idealistic non-commercial basis) it's inspiring to enjoy the hospitality and local knowledge of all kinds of couchsurfers throughout the world. I'd like to make myself useful as a volunteer for the couchsurfing network to let it grow and flourish even more.
People, Nature, Traveling, Reading, Movies, Mounteneering, Walking, Cycling, Yoga.
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
films: Bin Jip, La Vida que te Espera, As it is in Heaven, My Nikirov, Touching the Void, The Three Burials, volver, Grbavica.
Music: Classic, jazz, world music, rock
Books: De Ontdekker van Jan Kjaerstad, In Europa van Geert Maken, de Kunst van het Reizen van Alain de Botton, De Dolfijn van Sergio Bambaren, De Creatiespiraal van Marinus Knoope, de boeken van Quinn, de boeken van Paulo Coelho. Literatuur in het algemeen. Reisboeken. De zeven spirituele wetten van yogha. Geen zee te hoog Wayne Dyer.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I'm especially proud of:
my solo-trip through Thailand in 2001. My self-organised trip to Nepal and Everest area in 2004.
The choice for myself in 2004 and winning my girlfriend for me/starting a new intimate relation in 2005.
Starting the idealistic travel organisation De Blauwe Vlag (the Blue Flag). www.deblauwevlag.nl, the biggest change in my life sofar.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm more or less skilled in public management, law, communication, marketing, leading groups of travellers, coaching, yoga, mounteneering, tennis, drawing.
I'd like to learn more about (especially European) history and culture and European and sustainable European and international cooperation in every way.