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Andrej Van Berlo

Zwijndrecht, Antwerp, Belgium

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Arabic, French, German, Serbian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Gonna be a sailor soon
  • Geology - Cooking (chef)
  • From Antwerpen/Dubai/Leuven
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Sailing the seas of cheese...

ABOUT ME

Some say i'm quite the shy and introvert person, humble and maybe even friendly and polite but i also have an adventurous, curious, humorous and the occasional 'no holds barred' side to me. But don't just take my word, you be the judge!

I've lived and studied in different places around the world and in Belgium but somehow found my way back to my hometown near Antwerp again.

PHILOSOPHY

When you travel and see a new part of the world it makes you a different and maybe even a better person. TRAVEL = EDUCATION

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed a few times so far and all of them were quite amazing experiences. The great thing about CS is that it's more than surfing & hosting alone, its meeting people with a similar state of mind. Guiding people around or giving small tips & hints. Doing things differently in a somewhat 'alternative' way if that still means anything these days. Not mainstream, not cliché or just superficial fun. Couchsurf activity has also opened my eyes not only abroad on travels but in places i thought i knew before, like being a tourist at home can also be fun. I'd say CS gatherings & meetings are very much recommended while books and guides are great but why not ask a local Couchsurfer instead.

Hosted: -Alexandra from Belgrade, Serbia -Mihael from Pancevo, Serbia

Hosted by: -Moritz in Hamburg, Germany -Marlen in Berlin, Germany -Sanne & Peter in Turnhout, Belgium

Guided by: -Cecilie through Copenhagen, Denmark

Guided through Antwerp: -Natalia from Saint-Petersburg, Russia -Ciaran from Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Interests

Music, concerts, films, books, beer, cooking, food, history, culture, art, architecture, cycling, jogging, climbing, swimming, traveling,...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: classic, opera, rock, post-rock, punk-rock/hardcore, metal, industrial, gothic/new wave, ambient, folk, jazz, old school-rap/experimental hip-hop, soul & funk... Recently listening to: Best Coast, Bon Iver, Now,Now, Sigur Rós, Caspian, Explosions in the Sky, ISIS, JESU, Envy, Cult Of Luna, Mogwai, Pelican, M83, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, The xx, Death Grips, Rick James...

Movies: Inception, Drive, Hugo, Tree of Life, Moonrise Kingdom, A Separation, Shame, Another Earth, Shutter Island, Inglorious Bastards, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Breaking The Waves, Fucking Åmål, Dear Wendy, Adam's Apples, The Edukators, Amores Perros, Citade de Deus, Hable Con Ella, Mon Oncle, 8 Femmes, The Syrian Bride, Seven Samurai, Dances With Wolves, Fightclub, Snatch, The Matrix, Metropolis, Erik The Viking, Le Grand Blue, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Underground, Ko To Tamo Peva, Balkanski Spijun...Directors: Charlie, Chaplin, Tim Burton, Coen bros, Tarantino, R.W. Fassbinder, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa,... Television: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Dexter, South Park, Ugly Americans, Metalocalypse, Family Guy, American Dad, Flight of the Conchords, The Office, Extras, Peep Show, Spaced, Black Books, The Mighty Boosh, The Fast Show, Buiten De Zone, In De Gloria...

Books: J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit, G.G. Marquez - Leaf Storm, H.G. Wells - The War Of The Worlds, Franz Kafka - The Metamorphosis, Albert camus - The Stranger, Mikael Niemi - From Rock Music in Vittula, Marianne Fredriksson - Elisabeth's Daughter, Michael Moore - Stupid White Men, Lucas Catherine - Palestina,...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Lived in Gabon, central Africa for a year when I was 8 years old. -I've also lived in Dubai (UAE) for 4 years as a teenager. -Once I've sailed/navigated a yacht/ship for a few hours, but I was 8. -I've proposed about 15 times to the same girl while 'acting' in a short-film of a friend. -Climbed the Pyrenees mountains and French Alps by bicycle.

Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com BTW, Serbia should be included on the map

visited 28 states (12.4%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android

Teach, Learn, Share

Dutch, some Serbian and little bit Arabic language. French-Belgian style of cuisine & general cooking tips.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Gabon, Germany, United Arab Emirates

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