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Bengt Hellström

Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden

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  • Fluent in English, Norwegian, Swedish; learning Danish, English, French, German, Spanish
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Ex travel agency,postman and bus dri...
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  • From Fjugesta,Sweden
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About Me


Traveller, reggae fan, better to burn out than to fade away, living my life the hard way with kidney dialyses three times a week:(survival, ride my bicycle


61 years old, lives in Gothenburg, like music (world,60's-70's Neil Young, Bob Marley etc. Have type 2 diabetes, like to travel and meet ppl from all over the world,I like lebanese,indian & thai food + injera pancakes(ask me if Ur curious and wanna know what it is!)Love spontaneous ppl who can do things with short notice:)Like to ride my bicycle in and around Gothenburg

Plan a trip overland to West Africa 2016-17,looking for travel companions:))))


Find the smallest road possible and go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like to discover new trails and roads:)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Joining CS (promote the club with friends),guiding in Gothenburg and neighbourhood by foot or car:),making up events,joining events,try to tell as much as I can bout'Gothenburg and Sweden.Telling ppl I think could be interested in CS.


CS meetings in Gothenburg Tavis Gustafson (USA) aka Dubhouse was my guest one night august 2008 Yi Sun (China) aka Sunny was my guest one night august 2008 David Facon (F) aka BLOGDAVIDF was my guest two nights september 2008 Hosted Ian Caddy (GB)aka CLOUDLAKE and his friend (CDN) for three nights september 2008 Hosted Nicholas Matolytsch(AUS) aka HMTERRAAUS for two nights Dec 2008 Hosted Susumu Ushiyama(J) aka USHISUSU for one night Jan 2009 Hosted Alex Wittchen(D) aka NORD NORD WEST for one night Jan 2009 Hosted Claudia de Haan (NL) aka CLAU08 for one night Feb 2009 together with Tim from CDN KRAKOW CS Meeting May 2009 Was hosted by Jaromir Gracki (PL-Krakow) aka JAROMIRPK two nights May 2009 Hosted Alexander Moiseev & Tanya (RUS-Karelia-Petrozavodsk) aka PUPPETMAN for two nights July 2009 Sightseeing by car with Lyn Malonzo (AUS)aka ADOBO August 2009 Alingsås lightning by car with Alex,Carmen,Jonas L and Randall September 2009 Hosted Patrycja Wieczorek aka Lussekatt (S,PL) one night january 2010 Hosted Jacco Langelaar aka jacco89 (NL) for two nights january 2010 Husfest at Rotary Pub,Gothenburg with fellow CS:ers March 2010 Hosted Kiril Kiryazov aka PIONER40 (BG/S) one night May 2010 Hosted Kathleen Sun aka KRUMSTER (USA/GB) two nights June 2010 Was hosted by Claude Tsarafidy aka ARTOFDREAM (N/MADAGASCAR)one night June 2010 Travelled with Rismauli Siahaan aka ULYUGLY Indonesia 13 days in Norway June/July 2010 and hosted her for 7nights Travelled two days and visited sights with LAMYAA bent battouta AKA limya Morocco Aug.2010 Hosted Mieke Ostveen AKA MIEPS (NL) for two nights Aug 2010 Hosted Georg Michlits AKA GEORG E FLYING (A) for three nights Aug 2010 Walked with Eva (cz) and Arshad (pak) around Stora Delsjön 31 Aug 2010 (last summer day) Hosted Anders Kjärnes aka Fridoc (N) two nights sep 2010 Hosted Alex Scharf & Sebastian aka GUSSY91 (D) two nights March 2011 Hosted Emilie Grolleau aka GUDULE (F/S) and her friend Helene S aka NALEINE (F/S) three nights April 2011 Hosted Megan Lowder aka MeegoAreego (AUS) one night May 2011 Hosted Toon Proost aka TOONPROOST (B) one night June 2011 Hosted Gina Chan aka ginachan5 (HK/USA) four nights July 2011 Hosted Dominika Rolek and her bf aka donniarollini (PL)three nights July 2011 Hosted Marianna Bozzo aka LADYMARIAN (I) five nights During Way out West August 2011 Hosted Sarah Frankenthal aka BANANABOAT90 (D) during three nights August 2011 CS meeting with Francesco Baldi and other CS:ers at Pub Kellys August 2011 CS meeting watching soccer Hungary-Sweden at City Pub with Jonas,Sophy, Francesco ,and boy from Mexico September 2011 Hosted Simone Braun and her friend Luise aka DANMARK_SIMONE (D) for two nights september 2011 Roadtrip with Lena Radtke AKA MAD_LEN (DK/PL) 20OCT2011 Pub visit and movie with Karin Korsman aka K4RIN (S) Nov 2011 Music oldies with Yulin Li aka VERAONE (S/CHN) Dec 2011 Hosted Nataliya HORBAN aka Nataliya.H (NL/UA) for two nights January 2012 Hosted Zoltan Gal aka ZOLIGAL(H) and Nora Barta aka NORRI(H) for two nights February 2012 Hosted Joel Anderberg aka couch-Borgholm (S)& his friend Joakim one night March 2012 Hosted Reinout Van der Veken aka REINOUTVDV (B) two nights May 2012 Hosted Eileen aka HORIZONYOURGOA (B) five nights May 2012 Hosted Solene Demay and Lena Silberzahn aka SOLENEandLena (F) one night June 2012 Hanged out with Olja Antoni aka OLJA_56 (HR) Nov 2012 Hosted Kasper Jernith aka JERNITH (DK) Jan 2013 Hosted Roberto Botello aka ROBERTO BOTE (E) two nights July 2013 Hosted and travelled with Sita Ariana Pangestu aka arianko (Indonesia) 11 nights July 2013 Hosted Katja Lanius & Jule aka katjalanius (D) one night Aug 2013 Hosted Samuel Rostöl aka samuro (N) two nights aug 2013 Hosted Malgorzata Smolik aka Margaret_S (PL) five nights Aug 2013 Hosted Nua Watford aka nuawatford (GB) and her friend Marc (AUS) two nights aug 2013 Hosted Lailai Ivy aka lailaiivy (HKG) three nights Oct 2013 Hosted Gabrielle aka gabrielledk (F/DK) one night April 2014 Hosted Wang Mei-Yen aka wangmei-yen and her friend Milla (Taiwan /SWE) two nights Sept 2014 Hosted Tyler Chapman aka tyler-chapman (USA) one night Sept. 2014 Hosted Yong Lin aka yongranlin (Taiwan/F) two nights Oct 2014


Football,travelling,reading,music, (reggae,ska,world,60's,70´s),maps,photographing,4WD, overland travel,comics(Donald Duck,Freak Brothers,Fat Freddy's Cat),bad jokes,hiking,the woods,bird watching,trips by bicycle,minigolf,footballgolf, mountains,deserted and abandoned places

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Bob Marley, Culture,Lucky Dube,Alpha Blondy,Burning Spear,Twinkle Brothers,Skatalites,Rico Rodriguez,Seeed,Iqulah,Jacob Miller,Ray I,Cimarons, Yellowman,Charlie Chaplin,Mutabaruka,Linton Kwesi Johnson,Black Uhuru,Jimmy Cliff,Peter Tosh,Prince Buster,The Heptones,Max Romeo,Althia & Donna,Dag Vag,Nazarenes,Reel Big Fish, Club Killers

Neil Young & Crazy Horse,Spencer Davis Group,Blind Faith, Traffic,Byrds,Tom Petty,Blodwyn Pig, Kinks,Doors,Ramones,Status Quo,Led Zeppelin,Black Sabbath,Monster Magnet, Pere Ubu, Mountain, Runrig,Flogging Molly, Steeleye Span, Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypses,Manfred Mann, Rage against the Machine, Animals,Jethro Tull,Hawkwind,Steve Miller Band,Blind Faith,Little Feat,Who,Cat Stevens,Bob DYLAN,Mott the Hoople,Frank Zappa,Captain Beefheart,Wishbone Ash,Chicago,Pink Floyd,Steppenwolf,MC5,Stogees,Iggy Pop,Roxy Music,Sahara Hotnights,Cream,Canned Heat,Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band,Deep Purple, Nationalteatern, Peps, Hoola Bandoola Band, Kebnekaise,November,Bob Hund

Music from Africa, World Music,La Gossa Sorda, Manu Chao,Tinariwen,Che Sudaka,Gondwana,Prins Nico etc etc.,soca,zouk,calypso www.soca.se and I also like blues and brass music(Boban i Marko Markovic),Dubioza Kolektiv(BIH)

Like to see Six feet under and John Cleese,Gilmore Girls,Hannah Montana Like to read, criminals(Borniche,Mankell,Patricia Cornwell) geography(i.e.Ben Carlin) etc.Poetry and novels (Richard Brautigan etc.) russian authors etc, comics (Freak Brothers, Donald Duck,Garfield) Books of Capt. W.E.Johns (Biggles, Worrals, King, Rex)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Africa (specially Madagascar), Road trip by jeep Sweden-Russia-Iran-Jordania 2006 40.000 kilometers Georgia,Armenia,Azerbaijan,North Cape

Have hitch hiked with a camel(dromedar):)Algeria

Teach, Learn, Share

Feel free to ask me about travels:),discover good reggae music and good rock from 60's and 70's,share Gothenburg with U:)

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Niger, Norway, Palestine, State of, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Réunion, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Madagascar, Sweden

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