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  • 395 references 313 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish; learning French, Spanish
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • travelling , writing , reading , photography , teaching l...
  • some years in Uni , travel , literature , life
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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

ABOUT ME
TRAVELLING AT THE MOMENT!
..I've been travelling off and on for over two decades , going back "home" or working as I go along..
I like cities , their people , buzz, culture , art and history as well as hiking and just being in nature and the wild , take lots of pictures , of landscapes , people , animals , movement.. Always on the move finding out new sounds and fresh silence , scents and 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 sometimes playing music , cook, party , and yesss!.. Daaance... (..it's all a Dance , ain'it? ..Music and Dance..and the Sound of Silence in between)

PHILOSOPHY

..explore, then share, try all, then keep the good.. that´s in short more wordy comes down to not so much wanting to "Change the World" (including trying to ´fix´ other peoples wrongs and mistakes) , since to me all mass Idealism is a detour from the unselfishly and ancient "Knowing of Yourself", so I'm personally not into forcibly changing the world as we might have been led to believe by educators and media how this world 'is' .. Prefer much more to practically hands on live in and harmonize with this world and it's possibilities , and see how others in art, literature, cinema, poetry and different lifestyles describe it and thereby Create It with language, images and practical creative deeds, invent it and live through it.. and how each in their own way 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 and evil, unfolding in your Heart and 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 and hitchhikers years before couchsurfing , now partaking and sharing the experience , compartir es vivir , sharing is caring!
Last 12 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.. It's the perfect way to connect with locals and their life-stories and to get a feel for a country or place, and just a great way to meet good people..

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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

Interests

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

  • animals
  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • literature
  • poetry
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • partying
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • magic
  • music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • communications
  • history

Music, Movies, and 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 , Pessoa, 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 the start all the way to Wes Anderson , Krazy Kaufman to Godard, Wim Wenders , the great Italians Fellini , Antonioni , Bertulocci, Reyagadas..names ..names..,..all Art that opens the ears, eyes, heart and mind to a Waking Life of Beauty and Truth..( a Truth which IS 'out there' and simultaneously ' Inside of Us.., Truth never set in stone nor ambitious and preachy, but always pulsing with ambiguity and ambivalence.. ,... Aaaa-men!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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

Teach, Learn, Share

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 , travel stories , chillin',

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, 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, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, 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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