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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish; learning German, Lao, Thai
  • 40, Other
  • Member since 2005
  • owner @ www.thegypsyresidence.com
  • my eyes my ears and the twist that my mind gives to all
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About Me


Be part of the magic realism in Aracataca


In hostel The Gypsy Residence work, relax and have a great time!

Come and help us out in Aracataca, an awesome place with really nice people where work is not too difficult and you'll have a lot of time to (re-)read all the Garcia Marquez books.
You'll meet some of my great friends/ relax and you'll discover the magical realism of Macondo.


Revolution is few insights away.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We take couchsurfers to walk around through my version of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Macondo.
We also swim in the river aracataca.
Experience Colombian village life
Drink the best juices on the coast
Eat in Restaurant GABO
Visit the house where Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born
Make music
Relax more..


Go anywhere
see everything...


Truth, beauty, freedom, Love, magic realism, Nature, faith, walking, movies, music, ideas, projects...

  • books
  • beauty
  • walking
  • drinking
  • movies
  • magic
  • music
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies; History, arthouse, religion, feel good movies, romances, fairytales, philosphy etc...
Musica; I got my own radio program @ Macondo Stereo, sundays between 5 and 6 pm full of the best music from the present and the past.

Did I mention Gabriel Garcia Marquez?
Evil hour (1962)
Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
Autumn of Patriarch (1975) (oh no not this one - i could never finish it because of its endless sillyness)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981)
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)
The General in His Labyrinth (1989)
About love and other demons (1994)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

We, we, we, we're staying alive, staying alive, staying alive

Teach, Learn, Share

ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hatred and hatred leads to the dark side

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Colombia, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Thailand, United States

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