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My mission is to enjoy life, and try to make the world a better place to stay. Although I’m getting older, I’m trying to live my dreams. Mark Twain has said many wise things, here is one of his pearls: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” 🍀😊♥️
Another important one (especially for women):
“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”
IF you are new on CS, learn from this clever guy: https://brenontheroad.com/couchsurfing-101/
I am an old happy, funny and friendly woman, who is trying to get the best out of life. I'm not sure if there will be a life after death, - but everyone should most certainly work for a good life for everyone, as long as we are here on this beautiful planet!
After working in public healthservice for many years I'm now retired. I do very much like to travel and to meet new, interesting people - be wiser about different culture, and how people managed their lifes.
I have got 3 daugthers, who all have been travelling around the world, and brought some fine experiences back home. Now I would like to provide some good experiences to other yuongsters or elderly traveling people - and hopefully I'll get something positive myself.
Don't take anything for granted - pay it forward!
What does'nt kill you, makes you stronger! Some might think that it's a phrase.........it is NOT I've been there!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As host and surfer.
October 2012 we were some CS-friends planing a meeting at my place, for CS's from all over the world, - to share our experiences AND the joy of cooking together. It was very succesful and I learnt about many exiting experiences that others have had with CS....AND got nice, new friends :0)
Update May 2015: a couple of those youngsters have now become my close friends, and we did travel together to Hungary and Romania and also to a CS event in the Netherlands.
This blog tells important things for all Couchsurfers!
Since I became a member in january 2012 I met some interesting people at a CS-meeting in Flensburg. After that I've got a really nice friendship with some youngsters in my city, - foreigners as well as danish - and it has been a great pleasure.
😎 THE FOLLOWING IS MY CS DIARY, YOU DONT HAVE TO READ ALL OF IT ;-)
April 2012: I hosted Giang, a young vietnamese girl, she was my first surfer, a very nice experience.
August 2012: hosted Bjorn and "Bear" from Germany and Israel.
September 2012: Lehel Kovacs from Romania / Hungaria - he became almost my "adopted son" :-)))
October 2012: Sofi and Niklas Rosenquist from Stockholm. Sweet young couple on their honeymoon.
January/February 2013: surfed a couch with Hanne in Copenhagen, Diego in Managua and Maria in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Very exiting!
August 2013:Hosted Chantal from Paris.
January 2014: hosted Kamila from Poland and Arif from India, they came to DK to get married :o)
February 2014: hosted Jay from Belfast, Ireland. Funny and friendly guy.
April 2014: hosted Mees from Netherlands. Tough girl touring around Europe alone in her car.
April 2014: Surfed twice with Canadian Joe in his nice apartment I Budapest, together with my two friends.
May 2014: Hosted Nikola a streetmusician from Macedonia.
June 2014: Hosted Vera from Germany, she went to a conference about human rights here in my town.
November 2014: Hosted Julia and Cordula from Germany, they went the "Gendarmen steig" afterwards.
November 2014: hosted a "Dinner and Storytelling" event with around 17 persons.
Dec. 2014: hosted Krista from Latvia.
Dec.2014/Jan -2015: hosted my friend Mary Julissa from Nicaragua and her friend Ian from Sweden. Very nice to meet Mary again here in my own country!
May 2015: Surfed with Barbara in Leipzig and at Jule's place in Dresden.
June 2015: Hosted 4 funny "girls" from Poland (it turned out that one was a man :o))
June 2015: Hosted Jerome from Alsace - a great biker and gentleman!
July /August 2015: 4 weeks trip to Canada. Hosted by Ziba in Toronto, Maria in Windsor and by Bob and Kristina in Vancouver. All great hosts :o))
November 2015: Hosted Zackary from Manchester / Australia.
December 2015: Hosted Dionne and Milou from Holland, great young guests!
January 2016: Hosted Ryota from Japan, - a bit shy but very friendly guy.
March 2016: Hosted Ambarish from India (Copenhagen) - nice and funny guy!
May 2016: Hosted Omid from Iran twice - very interesting man, who now has got a job on his Green Card.
July 2016: Hosted Greg, Ewa his wife and daughter Agatha for 2 nights. They were lucky I still had my caravan at that time!
August 2016: Hosted Lu and her friend Nah from Vietnam (Kiel). Cool bikers!!
August 2016: Hosted Elise from Bordeaux. Smart and funny girl.
August 2016: Hosted Anja - a biker girl from Switzerland.
April 2017: Hosted Tim, sweet run-away-boy from Badem Würtemberg 😁
May 2017: Hosted Karolina - and 3 other crazy (but nice!) polish people.
May 2017: Hosted Lydia - a true little Australian gem!
June 2017: Hosted Antonia student from Heidelberg, biker AND surfer..in more than one meaning!
July 2017: Hosted Nikolas + Ksenia - hardcore hitchhiker from Sct. Petersburg.
August 2017: Hosted Barry from India - friendly, polite guy...but didn't leave me a reference :-( ...well until very late :-)
Sept. 2017: Hosted Bike from Nepal/Ireland and his bride from Sct. Petersburg for their wedding meal :)
March 2018: Hosted Yohannes from Indonesia - he moved to my city!
April 2018: Hosted Valerie and her sister - two sweet, cycling girls from Germany.
May 2018: Hosted Anna from Kiev but studying in Aarhus - friendly but no reference :-(
May 2018: Hosted Ingeborg (Arnexia) from US - first surfer at my own age!
June 2018: Hosted Tina from Germany - very weird experience!
July 2018: Hosted Pankaj - a very sweet Indian guy living in Copenhagen.
July 2018: Met Jen and David on Faroe Islands, we spend a day together on a tour and met for dinner some days after - very sweet couple from New Zealand.
Oct. 2018: Hosted Rosine from New Jwersey - a mature woman in her 60'ies who looked like a teenager :-)
Dec.2018: Hosted Hiraku a young and immature Japanese guy. A bit disappointing.
April -19: Hosted Franziska, a cool, young German wanderer!
April -19: Hosted Mike from Ukraine, sweet and crazy young gentleman ;-)
March -19: Hosted Miki from Japan. She taught me about Japanese food....tofu..!
June -19: Hosted Ed and Jon, two funny and entertaining American men. My age!!
June -19: Hosted Kostas and Alyona with their small toddler. Very adventurous!
July - 19: Hosted Anne, a funny running “girl” I met in Copenhagen, who finally came to meet me here.
Sept.- 19: Hosted Sue and Tilo, a New Zealander and a German living in Taiwan for many years. On second hand bicycles from Netherlands to Copenhagen :-)
Oct. / Nov.-19: Visited and surfed my "old-young" CS-friends Erika and Paul, who have moved to USA.
Oct. / Nov. -19: I surfed with Ingeborg in Charlotte, NC USA - who I hosted in the spring 2018.
Nov.-19: Surfed with AnaPaula in Guadalajara MX, my dear friend who has visited DK many times.
Nov.-19: Surfed with Gary and Rikk in Zamora, MX - friendly gay couple who loved good food :-)
Nov.-19: Surfed with Jean Juan Mexico City who I "knew" from the 50+ group. VERY good experience!
Nov.-19: Surfed with Vicky in Puebla, MX - I had some challenges to practice my Spanish in this beautiful city.
Nov.-19: Surfed with Zoe in Oaxaca, MX - and learned about an indignenous tribe AND their problems!
Nov.-19: Surfed with Jorge in Campeche - very sweet guy, who gave me an extraordinary tour to Calakmul.
Nov.-19: Surfed with Selene in Merida, - my last, sweet host in Mexico, a very active single mother.
Dec.-19: Hosted my old Danish CS friend Kristian, after not seeing him for several years.
Febr.-20: Hosted a sweet young couple Richard (German) and Marina (Brazilian) on their way to be married on a small romantic island...
Oct. -20: Despite the pandemic I dared to host Flavio, an Argentinian journalist and his girlfriend Sol who was the sweet camera-woman.😊
July -21: a very wise and sweet Austrian girl Nadja stayed in my house.
August -21: Pieter Kuiper from the 50+ group visited me. For some weird reasons he was suspended from CS, but fortunately we were friends on FB.
November -21: Hosted Paul from Paris. A young, newly educated jurist bike riding around the Baltic countries. Interesting talks about politics!
February -22: Hosted “Tine” from Lüneburg, Germany. It never occurred to me to ask IF she was vaccinated, or IF Tine was her real name!
May - 22: Hosted Ogûzhan from Turkey. His name sounds like the city Aarhus 😁
June -22: Surfed at Sri & Jeanette in Almere, Holland. Very nice experience!
June -22: Surfed at Chris in Portsmouth. The oldest surfer I ever met. 😊 And I got sick!
June - 22: Finally I met Anne Kerruish and surfed her couch. Such a lovely experience!
July - 22: Hosted Erik and his wife Esther from Holland.
July -22: Hosted Hana from Prague. Short but interesting.
July - 22: Hosted Manoha from France. Very independent hiker.
Sep - 22: Hosted Mathilde from Paris. Biking on a second hand bicycle around DK.
Sep - 22: Hosted Mariėne from Spain. A sweet, hardcore wanderer walking her way to Oslo!
I'm interested in other people all around the world, and how they managed there lives. I like walking, biking and swimming in the nature, and to share fun, laughter, conversations, and of course food and drinks. I care for animals, and love my boyfriends two dogs!
I love dancing - especially the old, danish folk dances - but also more modern types, and traditional dances from around the world. Gardening and flowers are my hobbies, and I like to visit ART- exhibitions and different kind of museums. I also like to spend time on my bike in the nature, and am in a group of trash-collecting people here in my village. Reading books are vital - although I also watch boring TV :o)
- human rights
Music, Movies, and Books
All the good, new danish movies. And some good foreign too, as long as they don't have all that car hunting stuff!!! Many different kinds of music - but most of all folk, jazz and soft rock. Classical music for relaxing and meditation. Music choise depends very much on my mood, - when cleaning I love Credence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, Oister Band. When cooking I like listening to documentary radio and pop music - when relaxing Mozart, Albioni, Bach....a.s.o.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Well...until now....one of the most amazing thing I've seen and experienced was Doubtful Sound in Fiordland NZ. Incredible silent and untouched nature!
I still feel that the most amazing thing I’ve done was to walk the Camino in Spain 2004. First time ever that I planed and traveled all alone, and walked on my feet 800 km with a backpack, while I looked back on my life and my divorce!
January / February 2013 I went to Nicaragua on my own for 6 weeks - a trip that I'll never forget! Poor country but really, really nice people.
I've traveled Greenland in 3 weeks from the Ice Fiord north of the Polar Circle and all the way down to the southern part, where the wikings discovered this totally beautiful country!
Of course - given birth to my three daughters was exceptional - and to see them grow and create their own families makes me happy!! :o)
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a lot about nursing, hygenic, medicin, healthy food and rehabilitation - since I have been working at a hospital for more than 30 years! I'm interested in art, plants and flowers, nature all over. I love music, to sing, to dance and want to learn more.
If someone is able to teach me how to play guitar or block flute - I would love it!!
What I Can Share with Hosts
A smiling, helpful, friendly, considerate and polite attitude :o)
Lots of stories, lauhgter and fun.
Small gifts.... and maybe cook a nice meal for my host.... if they like!?
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In