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ZOOBS

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans, French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Creativity for good
  • Masters degree in Social Science, Ho...
  • From Cape Town
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To connect with socially conscious people that have a sense of humour from all over the world

ABOUT ME

I have been trying to save the world since I was 10 years old! And I try to maintain a sense of humour about what I do and life in general :-) I am passionate about creativity and about trying to play some part in creating a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. At the same time I love having a laugh, a drink and taking photos (check out some of my photos on my profile). I love beauty: in nature, design, art, film, theatre and, of course, people. I'm curious, passionate, optimistic, have a very active imagination and like think of myself as an expert on South African wine :-)

I'm from the exceptionally beautiful city of Cape Town and have recently moved to Johannesburg for work.

I'm a global citizen: I believe that we are all connected and that as human beings we all have more in common than what divides us. I have friends all over the world and love meeting people and making new friends that share the same values as I do.

PHILOSOPHY

Stay human. Be positive. Smile. Laugh. Laugh again. Think. Read. Walk. Drink. Talk. Hug. Share. Love.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting if possible, providing advice and info, meeting for drinks, going on tours or going out together.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted a few people, provided info to a few others, acted as a tour guide, taken some people wine tasting and even made some friends :-)

Interests

Positive social change, photography, wine, music, the arts, natural beauty, dreaming, humanity, good people from all over the world.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Mostly Arthouse / World Cinema. Some of my favourites: IL Postino, Motorcycle Diaries, Before Sunrise, Y tu mama Tambien, AE Fond Kiss, Central Station, City of God, Naked, Dirty Pretty Things, Amelie, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, 101 Reykjavik...and most stuff directed by Almodovar, Kusturica, Kieslowski, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh...

Music: Lots!

Books: Neruda, Lorca, Rumi, Camus, Kundera, Kureishi...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

As someone that grew up during the bad days of Apartheid in South Africa, I guess I would have to say that being part of the liberation of a country has been amazing. I was involved as a kid and it was kind of weird when I think about it but pretty amazing. And then there's a million moments: mountains, and sunsets, and oceans, and butterflies, and the call of the muezzin at dusk by the river in Istanbul. For me its all about the little moments and not necessarily one grand experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

I always want to learn about different ways of being; about what people do in their daily lives and how they understand their worlds. I'm willing to share my experiences, my knowledge of South African society and history and my knowledge of South African wine (yes, there's a theme there ;-)And also keen on taking photos or doing creative stuff together.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mauritius, Mozambique, Netherlands, Palestine, State of, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa, United Kingdom

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