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  • 11 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2023
  • Traveling the world
  • High school
  • From Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands
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About Me

My name is Timo and I am a 25 year old guy from the Netherlands🇳🇱

I finished high school in the summer of 2017 and decided to take 1 gap year before going to university. I worked for a few months at home to save up money and then headed off to Thailand🇹🇭. I fell in love with travelling and have been on the road ever since, working odd jobs along the way to fund my travels.

On the 11th of February 2024 I set off on my most daring adventure to date:
Hitchhiking from Southampton 🇬🇧 to South Africa 🇿🇦
A journey of more than 16000km through roughly 20 countries. It's something that's never been done before, but I am determined to change that!

I've got a tent and will probably be using that for most of my journey, but every now and again it'd be nice to actually stay with local people and really experience the culture.

Feel free to follow my travels on Instagram: @HitchhikerTimo

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because people are awesome ❤️ and I would like to meet as many of them as possible.

Being invited into someone's house and experiencing their way of living is such a wholesome experience and I can't think of a better way to really experience a country.


I've scuba dived around the world and absolutely love it! I got my open water certificate in Thailand🇹🇭 and my advanced diving certificate in Egypt🇪🇬.

Towards the end of 2022 I started playing chess. I'm really enjoying it, despite the fact that I'm not very good at it.

Hitchhiking is by far the best way to get around the world, I've met some absolutely amazing people whilst doing this. If you decide to host me, there's a high chance I'll get to your house by hitchhiking.

  • chess
  • traveling
  • scuba diving
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

"Into the wild" is by far my favourite movie of all time. If you haven't seen it yet, you definitely should!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In 2023 I successfully hitchhiked from Mexico city to Panama city! It took me about 4 months and close to 200 different vehicles.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach you some Dutch, or I could help you improve your English! I've also got plenty of stories I can share with you about my travels.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Netherlands

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