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Diederik Mallien

Volunteer of Hostelling International Slovenia

Hi! My name is Diederik , but most people call me Diego or Derek. You can translate my name in a lot of languages, so say whatever you feel like. I'm 22 years old, I'm from Holland at the moment I live in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, a Spanish island off the coast of the Western Sahara. I got a bachelor's degree in philosophy and I'm studying Spanish here as an Erasmus exchange student for one year. I'm from Breda, a city in the south of Holland, but I've lived in Amsterdam for 4 years, so I can safely say I'm from Amsterdam. I hope to live in Ljublana from August on. Spain may be the first foreign country in which I've ever lived, but not the first one I've visited: I love travelling, and I've been to quite a few countries so far. Apart from the standard Dutch-vacation countries such as Belgium, Germany and France, I've been to London (England), Rome (Italy), Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), Moskow and St. Petersburg (Russia), Prague (Czech Repulic), many Spanish cities, I've travelled through Scandinavia and I've been in India for three months. I love going to foreign places, meeting new people, learning about different cultures and share moments with people. So if you want to share some travel stories, I'm your guy!

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