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Wiet Vandormael

Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning Arabic
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Humanitarian work
  • Educational sciences and Political s...
  • From Diest, Belgium
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

fill my bucket of wow moments

ABOUT ME

My home base is Diest city centre. Currently I'm traveling through Australia, after working in Afghanistan for the past 5 months.

When I'm not working in some foreign country, I love to spend time with my friends, go out on a stroll in the forest, go sport and enjoy life.

I love the idea of CS as it formalizes a life style I've been following for years! Get to know a country/city/region through a local person. No better way of doing so!

As so many people, I try to spend quite some attention to live healthy, balanced and care for our planet.

I love to indulge in all sorts of late night discussions. I love travelling around and seeing and experiencing as much as possible!

No question is too much, no conversation inappropriate!

PHILOSOPHY

Live life from day to day and make sure you enjoy every moment, without disadvantaging other people.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I want to expand my experiences by inviting and visiting different people in the world.

When I'm in Diest, I can meet up and have a drink or show you around a bit. Emergency or recommendations might be available. Diest is close to everything: Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven, Liège, Holland, Germany, etc.

We can see what is possible

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have some experience in Melbourne, USA and Barcelona when first arriving there! Only positive experiences. It is the way to get to know a city and make travel plans change according to tips of others...

I've been hosting ever since I have my own place. Whether they are CS, friends or collegues from all over the world; my door is wide open!

Interests

play Music/jam (I play guitar and sing a bit)
Art
Photography
Nature
Cooking
reading
discussing/debate
enjoying drinks with friends

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
How Proust can change your life. Alain De Botton
The New Earth. Eckhart Tolle
1984. George Orwell
Descent into Chaos. Ahmed Rashid
Inside Al Qaeda and the Taliban, beyond 9/11, syed Shahzad;
The Negotiator, Ben Lopez;
Possessed by me, Nicci French;
What is the What? Dave Eggers;
Godverdomse dagen op een godverdomse bol, Dimitri Verhulst;
Wij, Olyslaegers;
Weapons of the weak;
Challenges for Africa;
Timor Leste: the fragile dawn of a new nation;
The murder of the dog in the night;
I.M.;
Dead aid;
Congo, a history;
a thousand splendid suns;
Geopolitics of emotions;
Inspite of the Gods;
Chasing the monsoon;
Heart of Darkness;
Shantaram
Paolo Coelo (Alchemist, Adultury, The Zahir, etc)

Music:
Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Atoms for Peace, Nick Cave, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Xavier Rudd, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, Cocorosie, 60s, 70s, Bonnie prince Billy, MAP, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Goran bregovic, Gogol Bordello, Leonard Cohen, The Doors, 65daysofstatic, Mùm, Sigor Ros, The Low Anthem, Lou Barley, Absynthe minded, Michael Franti, Ninja Tunes, Venetian Snares, Boban Markovic, etc...

Movies/series:
The life of Brian, The big Lebowsky, Louis Theroux, Channel 4, BBC 4, Vranckx, HBO...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Afganistan work, The Himalayas, Gaza Freedom March, Death March (100 km in less than 24 hours), the Thar desert and the Giza Piramids, Jaco Island Timor Leste

Teach, Learn, Share

Humanitarian issues, cooking, Development, education, psychology, philosophy and geopolitics, playing guitar.

Like to learn: More cooking, wisdom from other cultures, Child stories from non-Western traditions...

What I Can Share With Hosts

Music, kindness, cooking, travel stories, love and so much more

Countries I've Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, India, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Netherlands, Spain

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