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We (Dennis & Dominicus) are two travel enthousiasts and students of philosophy. Dirk-Jan likes to do long distance walking and spent 5 months in New Zealand walking from north to south. Dennis did the pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku and hitchhiked the length of Japan, among other things. Together, we hitchhiked from Hook of Holland (the Netherlands) to Hong Kong.
We're seasoned travellers and like to meet anybody who is fond of travelling as well!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We are hosting people and show them Rotterdam :) Hopefully in the near future, we'll be hosted in return!
We've been hosting people continuously one after the other since we started in May and had some good and many great experiences. Looking forward to more! :)
- Long distance walking
- Travelling in general
- Reading (needless to say..)
- Languages (Dominicus is learning Icelandic, Dennis spends time learning Japanese and Chinese)
- Programming (Dominicus only)
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: tous les matins du monde, io non ho paura, whale rider, into the wild, rabbit-proof fence.
Books: Nescio, Walser, Tolstoi, Kafka, Marai, Hesse, Nietzsche.
Music: Sean Rowe, Damien Rice, René Aubry, Spinvis, Slowdive, Erik Satie.
Movies: Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Solaris, anything Japanese.
Books: Gothic literature (Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein, etc) or Stream-of-Thought style (Pynchon, Joyce) or generally the classics if its fiction, otherwise prefer to stick to something philosophical, preferably something postmodern!
Music: Rock/Metal (from Nightwish to Celtic Frost to Matchbox Twenty), J-pop/rock/visualkei (from Chatmonchy or Yui to Dir en Grey or Kagrra).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Hitchhike from Hook of Holland to Hong Kong
- Hitchhiking Japan, yeah!
- Walking Shikoku pilgrimage
- Backpacking throughout all of Asia!
- Walking New-Zealand, north to south!
- Walked all over Europe
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: English, Dutch, Architecture, Philosophy(?), basic Guitar & Piano,
Learn: Mandarin, Japanese, Icelandic, proper Guitar, Philosophy(?), and probably everything else that's worth learning :D
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In