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Overview

  • 13 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2019
  • Video Journalist
  • Bachelor communication sciences and Banaba Applied audiov...
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About Me

I'm 35 and still don’t know what I want to do with my life. But a wise man (Baz Luhrman) once said those were the most interesting people he knew.
I hope to find a way where I can just keep doing what I love. Travelled for 2 years and now trying to adjust back to settled life in Belgium.

I love having new experiences and learning new things. But what I love most in life is meeting different people from all places with different backgrounds and cultures because that's where the stories start. And I'm a sucker for a good story.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet all the amazing, different people from all over the world and hopefully learn about them, their country and culture.
If I travel, I want to at least try to get to know a little bit more of how my hosts experience living in their country.
Using couchsurfing always teaches me so much more or different things than what I can get from a guide(book) or ho(s)tel.

Interests

  • photography
  • music festivals
  • wine
  • wine tasting
  • travel
  • storytelling
  • videography
  • city life
  • video editing
  • nature walks
  • drinking coffee
  • local music
  • drinking beer
  • culture sharing
  • cooking together

Music, Movies, and Books

ARSENAL (Belgian band but they should be world famous, their songs are inspired by their travels and are in different languages).
BON IVER: the greatest voice in an experimental rock band; PURE GENIUS

MEMENTO: christopher nolan's first masterpiece, brilliant screenplay and a total mindfuck
INCEPTION: Mindfuck of mindfucks, the coming of age film for Nolan

SOPHIE'S WORLD: It's a novel about the history of philosophy very cleverly wrapped in a children's mystery book. Easy to get the basics of philosophy even if you’re a kid.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A FUCK: Some people say; the key to confidence and success in life is to simply “not give a fuck.” Well after reading this, I might agree.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quit my job to travel for 2 years following stories about local people and make videos about them.
Went on a 2 week roadtrip in Mongolia with a Mongolian couchsurf-host.
Survived a machete attack.
Jumped off a 230m high bridge in South-Africa.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing stories of course, love that.
I could teach you some Dutch but that doesn’t get you anywhere, I know 🤷‍♂️
Happy to teach English as well and always want to learn local languages when I’m in a new country, at least the basics.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories of course, you know I'm a sucker for stories by now.
I'm not a chef but I can cook up a few irresistable dishes.
I can party and pretend to dance.
If I can help you out, feel free to ask always want to help.
And last but not least I can share my travel experiences of course.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium

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