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Overview

  • 73 references 57 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning Spanish
  • 63, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Management advisor
  • Political and social sciences
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I am very much addicted to traveling and exploring other cultures. Traveling is a very important part of my life and i enjoy discovering all the differences and similiarities with other people. It learns me that basically people are everywhere the same and just look for a happy and decent life.People are kind if you treat them kind. You receive what you give!
I am also socially active and like to do volunteer work. I am openminded , easygoing, a good listener, friendly (I think!!) i love humor , have a large sense of responsability and want to take care well of my guests.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am keen to discover new cultures and couchsurfing is an excellent way to do so. It learns you so much more then just staying in a hotel...

I would like also to welcome people that are interested in Antwerp.If I can't physically travel, hosting is for me like travelling in my mind by welcoming other people from other cultures...

Please bear in mind that I only accept people that carry the couchsurfing spirit, that are interested in sharing things and exploring the local culture, not just looking for (free) accomodation.

If you come with a friend who is not on couchsurfing,it would be nice you also give a brief description on him/here.
Please start your request with 'Antwerpen Koekestad', so I am sure you took the effort to read my profile. You should also know i have a cute little pugdog so if you don 't like dogs you better not come.

Interests

My biggest hobby is couchsurfing !; also traveling, reading,music, (some) sports, movies, history, philosophy, politics,meditation, learning about my city , gastronomy (although I don't cook so much as i should...).

  • culture
  • meditation
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • volunteer work
  • music
  • sports
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

music : all kinds, from classic music to latin american, blues, african, fado, flamenco, tango, desert blues... so mostly worldmusic
books: mostly non fiction : history, philosophy, travel stories
movies: Tous les matins du monde, American Beauty,The Godfather, all movies from Terence Mallick (Tree of Life, Badlands, Thin Red Line, New World...), Mystic River, Fargo, Seven, the Pledge,Aguirre (Wrath of God), Das Leben des Anderen, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Shawshank Redemption, recently : I, Daniel Blake, Snowden , The Beguilded, the Killing of the Sacred Deer

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Trips in so called 'no go countries' were truely amazing experiences ;Iran, Yemen, Soedan, Palestine (Westbank), Colombia.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can advice you on couchsurfing and if you're planning a trip to the countries I've been to, ,share my knowledge about the city. I also like to cook, especially Indian and Thai dishes.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Telling about my city, my live, share my (travel) experiences, (sometimes funny) stories, talk about (differences in) culture, music, politics, anything you like and you want to share, having a drink, just chat.I also like to cook

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mali, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Scotland, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Rwanda

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