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  • 5 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Traveler
  • Philosophy
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

This summer, I stayed in my hometown Antwerp to prepare a PhD project that I hope to start with in november. Last summer (July - November 2018), I discovered the Balkan region by mainly hitchhiking. It was an adventure of meeting different people, experiencing other cultures and writing poetry on the road. If I could time travel, I would flash myself back without a doubt.

ABOUT ME

For 5,5 entertaining years, I studied philosophy and volunteered in the local scouting movement as well. After my trip, I plan to decide whether I will go for a doctoral project or another direction.

PHILOSOPHY

This is a problematic question to answer after five years of philosophy ;). Since the best insights arise from dialogue, I would love to discuss this subjeect with hosts, surfers or other couchsurfers

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since I'm not interested in high-end, expensive, touristy hotels, couchsurfing is my preferred way of traveling. All the times I surfed, I met amazing people with their own perspective on the earth and how to spend your time on it.

In a few months, I will have some more place to host other surfers! Looking forward to that.

Interests

Philosophy, Culture, Nature, Literature, Music, Scouting, Art and many other non-categorizable things

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • literature
  • poetry
  • traveling
  • music
  • landscapes

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Control, Any Way The Wind Blows, Rundskop, Lost in Translation, The Lobster, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Under The Skin

Music: The Cure, Patti Smith, Nick Cave, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Arcade Fire, The Smiths, The National, Bob Dylan, Anne Clark, dEUS, Explosions in The Sky, Talking Heads, Arctic Monkeys and lots and lots of other stuff..

Books (authors): Milan Kundera, Michel Houellebecq, Marcel Proust, Friedrich Nietzsche David Hume, Karl Ove Knausgard, Fjodor Dostojevski, Franz Kafka, Haruki Murakami, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Patti Smith and many more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once experienced a true feeling of catharsis after enjoying a 24 hours theater piece on the Greek cult of Tragedy (Mount Olympus)

What I Can Share with Hosts

The art of conversation, enthusiasm for literature and culture, scouting and philosophy and maybe a hand-written poem.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium

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