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ZEBRA48

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 798 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German; learning Greek (modern), Spanish, Western Frisian, Zulu
  • 105, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Travel
  • Travel is the ONLY thing you buy tha...
  • From The Hague
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"Todelveintomyhumanexperiencetoseefeelbetasteexperienceasmuchaspossible tobespontaneousandapproacheverydaylikeitsnewtoalwaysbeopentonewideasandexpeandingmymindtotakecareofmyselfandothersiseearoundmeandespeciallymybeautifulkids"

ABOUT ME

A long term resident of The Hague, I live in a house in a nice area with my two teenage children (a girl and a boy about 1/2 the time).

Make sure your profile is attractive and PERSONAL, you have several photos of your self and traveling partners. Make sure your travel partners have a CS Profile as well !!!

No photo, no chance. My work requires a great deal of traveling however I do try to host as many people as possible whenever I am in town.********Dirty dishes prove I feed my family, full trash cans means I clean up after their messes, messy floors mean I let my children have fun, piles of laundry mean I keep my family in clean clothes, wet bathroom means I bathe my kids! So the next time you walk into my house and see a "mess" think twice before you judge. If you come over to see us, come on in... if you are coming over to see my house, please make an appointment. Keep this going if you're a parent.. :)

PHILOSOPHY

You don't stop playing games when you get old - you get old when you stop playing games.Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun -- Al Capone *** I have learned so much from my mistakes...

I am thinking of making a few more !!! *** I want to die young as late as possible ... ! ***

If you do not like where you are, then change it ! You are not a tree !!!

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Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

It's called a "stay" because the experience will never leave you... !

I maintain COUCHsurfing and CROWDsurfing are basically the same thing — you're falling into the audience and you're trusting each other.

http://www.lshs64.com/enjoytheride.html

If you are just looking for a free place to stay, then you have not understood the meaning of CouchSurfing: please try your luck elsewhere.

We hope to learn a little about you, about your country etc, in exchange we will open our house for you...

We have organized several dinners at our home, even more than 30 house concerts: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=89472&id=1650992366&l=a54b42fe89 https://picasaweb.google.com/canosoveri/DinnerAndMusicAtAlbertSAndMarioSBirthdayParty#

I will (hopefully) be helping out a bit on the Unity Express project.

I love CouchSurfing as a human community, as an inspiring experience.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

The only problem that I have with couchsurfing, is that I keep falling in love with other CSers. Not in a sexual sort of way, just in a "WOW, what an amazing and wonderful person, I want to spend 10 more hours with him/her" sort of way. And then, in a day, or a week, they are out of my life and move on to their next adventure. Never to be seen again. ******************************************************* I tell it like it is because I don't know any other way to be. I am a bit shy, and can act a bit crazy when out having fun with friends. If you embarass easily, don't take me out in public! ******************************************************* I love, with every fiber of my being. I have more passion than almost anyone you will meet.

Interests

I enjoy spending time with my children, playing tennis ( if you like to play I can take you to my beautiful and historic tennis club), lively conversations, eating Japanese and Mediterranean food, modern architecture and art.

I like to learn to cook, so please teach me how to make your favorite dish ! I will provide wine and do the dishes... ;-)

http://make-everything-ok.com

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Italian and French cinema. I like movies that make you think. Music: Classic rock and hip hop. Books: I like biographies and popular fiction from Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Be there at the birth of my children !!!

Bungee-jumped in New Zealand.Lived in Amsterdam for 20 years, of which 11 years on a house boat.Hitch-hiked to Tehran and lived there for 6 months.Lived 4 years in San Francisco, put my feet in ALL 50 States (how many Americans have done that...?)Lived 2 years in France.Burning Man 2011 + 2012 + 2013...!!! Going again in 2014...

Hang Gliding with my daughter in Rio de Janeiro 2012 Skydived in 2013...

Teach, Learn, Share

http://www.lshs64.com/enjoytheride.html

I can teach you how to make poffertjes (tiny Dutch pancakes) and give you travel advice on almost every country in the world.

I like sharing wine and conversation.

http://stuffdutchpeoplelike.com/ http://youknowyouredutchwhen.com/?fb_ref=.T0pVcxmMvBo.like&fb_source=profile_oneline

I would like to learn about your city, your country and its social customs.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Now : if you request to stay at my place make SURE that you ALL have a CS Profile !!!

ALL of you.

And please, I hate it when I get a request with " Me and my friend...." Please tell me if your friend is a HE or SHE, tell me HIS/HER CS Profile.

I love to help, but you must put yourself in position of your host !!!

Looking forward to meet you ALL !

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Réunion, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

France, Netherlands, United States

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