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34 years old, Dutch, studied computer science, studied photography, likes to make electronic music, worked, travelled, now working again.
Can be quite introverted, sometimes shy, somewhat creative and perhaps a bit strange. Likes to go out sometimes. Hates to go out sometimes. Quite cynical, but still giving things a try :D
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfing, hosting, going to and organising meetings, events, etc. Quite active I suppose.
Fürth, Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Istanbul, Sofia, Izmir, Antalya, Bursa, Leipzig, Munich, Zagreb, Den Bosch, Lille, Breda, Utrecht, Ghent, Wrocław, Leeuwarden, Timișoara
I first started hosting people during my studies in Ghent, Belgium. Apart from that, I have lived in quite non touristic areas, so there just weren't any requests :D I moved to Utrecht a couple of years ago where I started hosting again.
Other CS experiences:
A lot of meeting / events / camps all over Europe.
Music, Movies, and Books
Not a section that I consider complete or keep up to date, but to name some:
Indie / Electronic (lots of stuff, but currently very much in a minimal techno phase)
Favourite bands / musicians
The White Stripes
The Smiths / Morrissey
The Postal Service
Queens of the Stone Age
Kings of Leon
Severely outdated and incomplete, but some to mention:
Grand Budapest Hotel - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Battle Royale - The Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Shawshank Redemption - Requiem for a Dream - The Godfather - The Kid - The Usual Suspects - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Spirited Away (and other Hayao Miyazaki films) - Labyrinth - Survive Style 5+ - Amélie - Dark City - Lola Rennt - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Matchstick Men - You and Me and Everyone We Know - Lilya 4-Ever - Blade Runner - Kill Bill - American History X - Memento - Dogville - A Clockwork Orange - The Breakfast Club - Mr Nobody - Almost Famous - The Lord of the Rings trilogy - Pulp Fiction
Bojack Horseman - Rick and Morty - Black Books - IT Crowd - Doctor Who - Breaking Bad - Fargo - Family Guy - Vikings - Orange Is The New Black - American Horror Story
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Autumn 2010 I spontaneously decided to go visit some friends in far away places. 2 days later I was standing beside the road by myself, with a backpack and surprisingly little preparation, holding my thumb up.
The trip eventually lasted over 3 months and took me 4000 km through Germany, Austria and the Balkans, to Southern Turkey and back to Greece. Until winter arrived unexpectedly at the end of November and I took a flight back, due to the fact that I had only brought summer clothes and although freezing in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere seems quite adventurous (and it is...), it wasn't the adventure I was looking for anymore :D
It was a very interesting experience and I found that there are many ways in which hitchhiking can be seen as a metaphor for life in its entirety. If anything, you certainly get to know a lot about yourself and others. Good and bad. Recommended for everyone :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I could teach some photography and electronic music production.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In