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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 72, Male
  • Member since 2008
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About Me


Travelling, caring for my children, motorbike, photography


I am 62 (in 2007), but still young enough. I feel happy seeing other people happy. I give and receive trust.
In my youth, I used to travel hitch-hiking, and I still feel the need to thank those unknown persons, who helped me. I am glad I can pay my debt by giving others a way to travel in an interesting and cheep way.
During my life, I saw about every country in the world.
I did Asia and Afrika (and even Europe) on a motorbike, and with a Land-Rover and under the tent.
I am still excited when leaving for another culture.


Live and let live. Respect for any kind of philosophy or religion. Openness, honesty, trust.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Giving, instead of taking.
In exchange, I receive new people, new visions of life, and, hopefully, the positivism of youth.


None so far, but I like the concept very much.
I myself started traveling hitchhiking from Belgium to Greece in 1963, when I was 17.
I still like the concept of hitch-hiking, but I am afraid the world has become a little paranoid as to the "danger".


Everything is interesting for me, from the belief in Islam, to the life of businessmen or an Indian Guru, history, photography, European and world history, politics, economy. But I still learn a lot through human contacts

  • culture
  • photography
  • politics
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • muslim
  • teaching
  • history
  • religion
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Films: all the movies that reflect an existing world. No fire or noise or other big effects needed.
Books: everything, no limit. I can still stop reading a certain book if it irritates me.
Music: folk.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Crossing the Sahara on a motorbike.
Brussels - Beijing on a motorbike.
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to Martinique.
Rajasthan on a motorbike.
Libya with a Land-Rover.
And many other trips.

Teach, Learn, Share

After 62 years, I might appear to be more of a teacher, then of a student.
I am individualist, and did never feel subjected to laws or habits I didn't approve. There are certain countries I avoid, because average people act according to local rules, instead of their conscience.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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