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  • Something to tell the world!

    Hi, I'm George!

    I'm mostly interested in writing snail mail (paper mail). I'd like to write in English, German and Spanish. At the moment I'm learning Russian. In the future I'd like to learn a Scandinavian language, some Polish and Japanese.

    I would like to know people from around the world. In the past years I've met some international friends in real life and I want to continue doing this. Nowadays it's just a little harder as I'm working full time.

    Hope you'll write me!

  • I always enjoy talking about...

    - Healthy and conscious consumption
    - Different beers, cheeses and sweets
    - Limburg and how it is different/the same as the rest of the Netherlands
    - K'nex or other construction toys
    - Roller coasters & amusement parks
    - Vulfpeck, funk and basslines in music
    - World views (economic, political, cultural, environmental)
    - Technics, mechanisms & machines
    - Cats, one of the most sophisticated pets
    But other topics are welcome as well, especially if it's something you're passionate about

  • Cities and countries I have visited

    During the last 7 years I've visited several countries
    Sweden 2012
    Finland 2014
    Italy 2015
    but also
    Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile (a month each) 2016&2017
    Poland 2018

    I'd really like to visit Helsinki again, I'd love to live in Mérida, Venezuela.

  • My proudest accomplishments

    On the first public opening day of the longest cable way in the world in Mérida, I've been alone with a penpal and the cabin-operator to the top of pico Bolívar at 5100 meters - without any other tourists around.
    It was dead quiet.

  • I wish people knew more about...

    Where their food comes from

  • I'm an expert at...

    Building and re-creating K'nex models and explaining others how to build. You can see my work here:

  • Favourite books/authors/films

    Wallander series by Henning Mankell
    Edge Chronicles
    Flavia DeLuce series
    (I read less than I would like to)

    Wes Anderson: Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom
    Studio Ghibli: Totoro, The Wind Rises, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    Paprika (2006)
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Your Name
    Call me by your name
    Mr. Nobody

    Thunderbirds (1965) - finished
    Kino's Journey (Kino no Tabi) (2003) - finished
    GOT - up to date
    Black Mirror (few episodes)
    Mr. Robot - up to date
    Steins Gate - not yet started

  • A personal challenge

    Stepping out of your comfortzone - every day.

  • I feel concerned about...

    The climate, our ecosystem, our planet.