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Overview

  • 2 References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Papiamento, Spanish
  • 66, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • I'm a Dutch-trained RN & 1st mate on s/v Giggles
  • Got a great education ...
  • From Curaçao, Curaçao
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"to get something you never had, you have to do something you never did" ---> I left Curaçao in 2012 for a world circumnavigation by sailboat ... december 2014: I am halfway ... april 2016: we are in Greece ... end of June: end of my biggest adventure, my skipper died in Holland while on vacation ...

ABOUT ME
the wintermonths I am on Curaçao (where I officially live), summmermonths in Holland ...

"they laughed because she was different ... she laughed, because they are all the same" ...

She's a 65 y/young Dutch RN from Curaçao ...

she's polite, friendly, "happily disturbed", serviceminded, intelligent, very easy going, adventurous, a scuba-diver/hunter (not that active anymore) ...
down to earth, straight forward, creative in thinking and doing, problemsolving ...

she loves her island and it's ppl ...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

basicly to meet other people ... she received a few emails and/or messages and requests ... she met Kevin Jeserun once for drinks ... and a few others, when they visited Netto-bar in Otrabanda ...

Interests

her biggest hobby: sailing and boats ...

swimming, sailboats, beaches, travelling, boats, playing the piano, music in general, the computer/internet, socializing, happy hours and meeting all different kind of ppl ...
even her work was still hobby (sort of) ...

  • books
  • drinking
  • happy hour
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • piano
  • hunting
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies --> she likes detectives/thrillers, action (DieHard4, 007 etc), drama's, romantic movies and comedies ... no science fiction or horror ...watch series on her laptop too ...
music: golden oldies, easy listening jazz/swing, Norah Jones, Robert Long, Caribbean music, salsa, Bachata, merengue, Ry Cooder Buena Vista, Carlos Vives from Columbia ...
that sort of music ...

books: just bought an Ereader for my big sailing adventure, 3000+ books on laptop, but I'm not a real reader ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

the first biggest ADVENTURE in her life ...
sailing the Atlantic Ocean from Sweden to Annapolis/East Coast of the USA ...
she crewed on the delivery of a new HR40 ...
Sweden - UK - Azores - Bermuda - Norfolk/Annapolis ...
a 7 weeks adventure of a lifetime ...

then: sailing from Curaçao through the Pacific to Australia and SE Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand), the 4 best years of her life ...

Teach, Learn, Share

"share"
begins
where
"teach and learn"
come together ;) ...

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Panama, Portugal, Saint Martin (French part), Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Venezuela

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