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Thomas Kuitenbrouwer

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 206 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish; learning French, Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • travelling , writing , reading , pho...
  • some years in Uni , travel , literat...
  • From utrecht , holland , amsterdam
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

..Possibly" ; being awed and surprised ..exploring places , landscapes , faces , countries not yet visited , meeting YOU..

ABOUT ME

..I've been travelling off and on for two decades , going back 'home' or working as I go along.. I like both cities , their people , buzz, culture , art and history as well as hiking and just being in nature & the wild , take lots of pictures , of landscapes , people , animals , movement.. Always on the move finding out new sounds& fresh silence , scents&smells , faces , images and stories of people to harmonize with or be inspired by.. I love to read a lot as well while I'm on the road , on buses , trains and boats , writing my own stuff , listening to and making music , giving massage , cook, party , and yesss! daaance...(..it's All a Dance , ain'it?..Music and Dance..and the Sound of Silence in between)

PHILOSOPHY

.. comes down to not so much wanting to 'Change the World' (including 'other peoples wrongs&mistakes' , since to me all idealism is a detour from the unselfishly Knowing Yourself..) ..not forcibly change the world as we might have been led to believe by culture and media how this world 'IS' , but prefer much to DESCRIBE this world , and see how others in literature&cinema describe it and thereby Create it with language&images, invent it and live through it.. and discover the self in its Totality and all of its Illusions.. Go with the flow , enjoy , burn and learn , experience and immerse yourself in the world as it really is beyond good &evil, unfolding in your Heart&Mind.. Yes , the good old Know Thyself.. , and remember; "..It's never too late to have a Happy Childhood.."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

serve and be served.. surf and be surfed.. hosted travelers years before couchsurfing , now partaking and sharing the experience ,compartir es vivir , sharing is caring!
Last 6 years since couchsurfing I spent working-traveling in Australia/New Zealand , traveled in Tibet , China , Thailand ,Laos , Cambodya , Sumatra , Philipines , Taiwan , Mongolia.. , renewed travelling in the Middle East.., explored Central Asia , India , Pacific , Alaska and north and south America.. Now back in Europe always on the lookout for the next couchsurf-wave..

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

..have started surfing in the Phillipines , gone round Taiwan , China and Mongolia , then in the Middle East , all positive great experiences , amazing , and after a few years still on the couchsurfboard looking forward to the next wave..

Interests

..everything that Dreams & Dances.. fast & slow...all that shifts between memories , dreams and imagination and all that 'just IS'.. . Language&Literature , listening to and making music , reading , writing , good&great movies , the poetry of art , travel, photography , meeting people...jazzrocknrollbossanova..salsa! ..dancing through the cracks into the light without substances.. ah well.. a little rum sometimes..

Music, Movies & Books

bring 'em on..
..from Homer , Aristophanes and other Old Greeks and Romans to the 19th century Tolstoy Dostoyevsky Melville , Twain to Wilde , Conrad , Salinger Hunter Thompson Hemingway, Mailer Vonnegut Rushdie Robbins , Kundera , Richard Brautigan , Douglas Adams and all and many many others with a Soul and Vision..,..music and movies..; also a whoooole lot of different varieties and spices from Beatles to Zappa ;the whole century old history of cinema from start all the way to Wes Anderson , Krazy Kaufman to Godard, Wim Wenders , the great Italians Fellini , Antonioni , Bertulocci ..names ..names..,..all that opens the ears , eyes , heart and mind to a Waking Life of Beauty and Truth..( which Is 'out there' & Inside of Us..A-men!)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

OOOOH..., ask me when ya see me..

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to practice the Swedish/Thai massage I learned in Australia and Thailand last few years.. , always willing to learn/swap techniques ; teach and learn guitar , Yoga , Chi Gong.. willing to try what's on offer and what works for others.
so much to be shared.., ask and you shall be given..

What I Can Share With Hosts

cooking , exploring , talking , chillin'

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Algeria, Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Taiwan, United States

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