Tom Vandiest

Wavre, Brabant Walloon, Belgium

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Dutch, German, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I run, swin and bike everywhere I can. I travel looking ...
  • Degree in Physical Education Teaching and in Graphics Design
  • From Rixensart, Belgium
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Immerse myself as much as possible in another culture


I'm a 26 years old belgian male. After finishing my studies last year (2008) as a sport teacher, I decided to explore the world with my girlfriend.

I'm a sport addict. I run, swin or bike everyday, I hike, canoe and surf when I get the chance to. In my family, my brothers and I have been raised to live a healthy life. I enjoy outdoor activities so much that it become one of my biggest interest. I love camping and I hike a lot depending the region I'm living in.

I love sharing experiences with travellers, I love the unexpected. I'm a passionnate, interested in so many things that sometime I wonder if I'll have enough time in my life to live everything I'd like to.

I lived one year in the USA, went to highschool and loved it. I also studied in Spain for a semester and teach sports in some Spanish schools. All my travellings brought me a better knowledge about other cultures and made me a very open-mind type of person.

I enjoy having busy days, full of activities to please my curiosity. I love socializing with people around a good barbecue or an open-fire.


'Live live healthy'
'Give anything less than the best is to sacrifice the gift' - Steve Prefontaine

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I share stories


None so far.


Any kind of sports especially running, swimming, biking and ultimate frisbee. I love cinema, music and reading. I'm a runner since I'm 9 years old and never felt tired of doing it. Running gives me the greatest pleasure and became almost a natural drug to me.

I always enjoyed travelling since I was a teenager. I first travelled a lot by myself and then realized that the happiness I felt while travelling needed to be shared with people I love.

Music, Movies, and Books

Braveheart, Vanilla sky, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Lord of the rings, King Arthur, Truman Show, Leon, Meet Joe Black, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Without Limits ...

Feeling left out, Dashboard Confessionnal, Michael Jackson, Jack's mannequin, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, The Eagles, The Format, Relient K,...

'Children of Turin' from J.R.R Tolkien, 'Cell' from Stephen King

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working on a trawling boat fishing prawns and scallops.
Ran all day until my legs were too sore.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach how to live healthy, how to practice any kind of sports I experience myself before. I would be please to pass on the knowledge I have about every single travelling experiences I had. I'm always ready to learn and take whatever people have to give.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Cambodia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Spain, United States

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