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Overview

  • 26 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Event manager
  • Bussiness management
  • From Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
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About Me

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I am an active, sociable and enthusiastic young man. Always up to travel, near or far. Short or long term doesn't matter but preferably in sunny destinations ☀️ Immersing myself in new cultures and discovering and learning from them is one of my passions.

Exploring new cities, I love to walk and talk. Finding cosy bars, botanical gardens, handcraft stores, museums, lively parks,... is a great way to know the vibe of a place.

Taking your time is what works best for me. The metro, taxi or motorcycle are ofcourse also fine when it's a longer distance!

While 'on the road' I like to learn new things, taste delicious foods, enjoy music or art, maybe pick up a new language and go with the local flow. You bet we can have a great connection and for sure share at least a day of our travel life together.

In short: I am easy-going with a positive attitude. That's definitely the best way to get around in life. I love to have lots of laughs so a sense of humor is more than important to me. It's also sometimes necessary to be serious.
In general I love to be silly though.

I also like interesting talks about technology, space, mechanics, architecture, sports, politics, economics,...

Furthermore:

I am an amateur poker player
I study and practice Kung fu
I am an amateur travel guide
I am taking improcomedy classes

Other cool things to put my thoughts, time and energy in are: hanging out with my closest friends, playing futsal with my family, going out, visiting art exhibitions or museums, attending theatres and concerts, learning about natural history and science and riding my 125cc brixton scrambler.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am answering this in a conservative way but why not?

Interests

1. Culture basically means connecting the (global) population. Behaviours or habits born and bound, from and to certain places, is so interesting. Especially when they're barely noticeable. It is the foundation of being human. Learning about it gives me insight, aswell as a lot of pleasure, as a matter of fact.

2. YUMMY IN THE TUMMY! FOOD! Isn't it everyone's interest? If romantic couples have to eat, even if they are convinced they can live of love alone, it must be necessary, mustn't it?
While eating can be just fuel, and I certainly know we need to keep doing it, I am content with just vegetables.
I am vegetarian/vegan (since december '19). On the other hand, I cheat sometimes. Who can say no to
a tiramisu for dessert on Christmas Eve at aunties place? Damn! It literally makes my heart beat faster!

3. Sports keep my body healthy and fit. I consider it my most precious gift so I take care of it like a boss. Some say it's a plus to burn the belly fat away. I agree. I might add it's actually fun 😂

You are awesome if you have some competitiveness in you. It is little fun to beat passive players. Nonetheless I respect someone who isn't! But It's 'only' a game? Nope... Sorry and I don't buy that crap 🤔 To me, fun is a good factor so why not make it a tiny bit more interesting? 😃😃😃

My favorite sport still is soccer! It has been part of my life since my childhood. Kung Fu comes in second place. I've been doing it for 3 years now.

Other sports I'm also into but practice less are jogging, swimming, playing squash/tennis, jetskiing and paragliding 😁

  • culture
  • science
  • food
  • kung fu
  • playing soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC ~

Kommil foo, The killers, Sixto Rodriguez, Nick Cave, Pearl Jam, Metric, Kygo, Charlotte de Witte, Grace Vanderwaal, Calle 13

MOVIES ~

Isle of dogs, James Bond, True Grit, La Vita e bella, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dead poets society, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Avengers, When Harry met Sally, Star Wars, Auberge Español, Interstellar, Inception, The Dark knight, 3:10 to Yuma, Remember The Titans, Steve Jobs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Our Brand is Crisis, The Darjeeling Limited, The Aquatic life of Steve Zissou, Parasite

Also Robbins Williams fan 👌

TV SERIES ~

Casa de papel

BOOKS ~

Novels by Paulo Coelho: the alchemist, aleph, veronica decides to die, the winner stands alone and many others

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been solo travelling in 2018 for 9 weeks in Mexico. Qué padre (Mexicans know what this means 😉) My trip was one big ray of happiness. I've seen, heard and done new things, met so many people, visited many different cities, temples and archeological sites, beaches, hostels,... I have tried a variety of foods, hitchhiked, rode on busses for 12 hours straight, have spoken all languages I know, except for my mother tongue ☝️🤭 for more than 2 months... It still is a fantastic life experience to me, sharing some of my time with great and glorious strangers who then most of the time became friends. I cherish that trip.
Other smaller lovely things:
- Seen a live Cirque de Soleil show in VIP seats in Ostend (Belgium)
- Paraglided from El Teide, Tenerife's volcano
- Jetskied in the Turkish sea on a hot summer's day.
- Slept in a tent in the Morrocan Saharan desert after a camel ride and dinner by the campfire.
- Lived and studied in Madrid for 6 months 🎉
- Worked in Tenerife for 6 months as a travel agent ☀️

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACHING

*Texas Hold'em Poker ♣️♦️♠️♥️
Have you got the nuts?

*Dutch. Eager to start with lesson 1? 🙂
'Hallo, mijn naam is... Hoe gaat het met je?'

*English is my second language but I'm managing it quite well. I am not a certified teacher but I could practice with you...

*Other: How to get around Ghent, cooking,...

LEARNING/PRACTICING

Spanish
French

What I Can Share with Hosts

A buddy to explore, talk, eat and have fun with while travelling

Countries I’ve Visited

Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Spain

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