Filip Cleeren

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Traveling around the world, writing about (motor)sports, ...
  • Bachelor in Journalism
  • From Malle, Flanders, Belgium
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About Me


Traveling around the world while doing my dream job. And becoming hexalingual.


Well hello.

I'm a guy who likes to discover new places and meet cool people. I get bored staying in the same place for too long, no matter how nice or comfortable. I enjoy eating and drinking. Especially beer. Unless it's warm. Or served in a cup. Or both. I try to ride my bike and go out for a swim often enough to compensate for my nocturnal behaviour, yet I usually fail miserably.

I'm always in for a visit to the pub, rock gigs, a BBQ or just hanging out wherever... I like a good story and a good joke, but I'm not very good at telling either myself. Sarcasm mode is usually switched on.

I like a good chat and I'm always willing to listen to what you have to say. Unless I'm badly jetlagged or hungover. And unless, of course, you decide to talk total and utter rubbish.

I like to cook a bit and I like to help out in the kitchen and try new food. I will absolutely positively make a mess, but fortunately I do have a tendency to clean up too.

I'm fond of music and movies. Playing guitar myself has only been moderately successful at best.

On a professional level I'm a recently graduated journalist, in the process of breaking through in motorsport journalism/PR. I'm freelancing for several media at the moment and you'll sometimes find me developing an urge to get on my laptop and do some work (and further secure my travel budget...).

You know what, you'll just find out who I am when we meet. I don't really feel the need to write an elaborate essay to potential hosts on why we would probably instantly become best friends. Erm... we'll see when we get there?

Looking forward to meeting you wherever and whenever.


Celebrate life like there's no tomorrow.

What you fear doing most, is usually what you most need to do.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


For me CS is about getting the maximum out of everything you do. Why go sleep in an anonymous hotel when you could go for a much richer experience. I like to discover the culture of a certain country by being in touch with its people, discovering their way of thinking. After surfing or hosting someone, I've usually felt richer for it. When traveling I usually alternate between couchsurfing and hostels to keep things fresh and independent.


Merrily surfed a couple of comfy (and arguably less comfy) couches around Australia, North America and many European countries.

I'd love to host more people on the rare occasion that I'm home.


You, music, movies, writing, swimming, traveling, beer, cooking, cycling, sports, more beer.

Music, Movies, and Books

Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, True Romance, Leon The Professional, Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, Donnie Darko, No Country for Old Men, Into the Wild, Singin' in the Rain, Broken Flowers, Reservoir Dogs, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Heat, Lost in Translation, High Fidelity, Stand By Me, Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, Thelma & Louise, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, The Big Lebowski, Eraserhead, Scarface, Mar Adentro, The Van, Once, Juno, Up In The Air...

Tool, Devin Townsend, Mother Love Bone, Alice In Chains, Monkey3, Colour Haze, Baroness, Pure Reason Revolution, A Perfect Circle, The Who, jj, Baby Woodrose, Alcest, Kyuss, Temple of the Dog, Days of the New, Type O Negative, Oasis, Jesu, The Radio Dept, The Cure, Faith No More, Down, Led Zeppelin, Massive Attack, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Guns n' Roses, My Sleeping Karma, The xx, Rush, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveling around Australia and South East Asia on my own, sailing/snorkeling around the Great Barrier Reef, camping on Fraser Island, swimming among turtles in the most amazing lakes. Meeting the best people around a 10,000 km backpacking trip in Europe. Attending the Indianapolis 500. Being a small part of the Race Of Champions team.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: How to be an idiot.

Learn: How to be an even dafter idiot.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A certain, modest amount of culinary skills.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom

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