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Belinda Germeshuizen

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Dutch
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Educational Product Sales Manager
  • Post Graduate
  • From Clarens, Free State
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Turning a house into a home.

ABOUT ME

My husband (Victor) and I are fun loving yet responsible people. We love visiting with friends and entertaining as well as playing with our dogs, going to the park, reading and listening to music. We also love meeting new people and learning about the world.

You can have a look at my blogs http://thisonebutterfly.wordpress.com or http://southafricansunsets.wordpress.com .

PHILOSOPHY

Treat others as they ought to be treated so that you can help them become what they are capable of being.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We want to host people in order to show them a welcoming and informed/interesting side of Johannesburg. It is a stunning, diverse city with so much to offer in terms of experiences and cultural enrichment.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We have loved the experience thus far. The people we have hosted to date have been lovely. It is always great to see your city and country through someone else's eyes. Our guests were wonderful and it was a pleasure meeting and hosting them.

A friend of ours has hosted people and loved the people she met.

Another friend of mine always wants to know when my next guests are coming so that he can also meet them and share in the experience with us.

Interests

Cooking, reading, writing, rock and metal music, gaming (board and computer games), good food and wine, people and history.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Primal Fear, Inception, Fight Club, A River Runs Through it, Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Avengers Music: Live, Dave Matthews Band, Tool, The Beatles, Snow Patrol, NIN Books: The Boys in the Boat. Cry, the beloved country, A passage to India, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Magician, The Outsiders TV Programmes: Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, Frasier, Game of Thrones, Supernatural

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Been touring through Thailand on Honeymoon Been touring through Egypt Served food to people living in the slums of JHB after dark Been on a ghost (history) tour through JHB until after midnight Was the Editor of my university newspaper.

Teach, Learn, Share

Johannesburg is a city of ambition and people. We work incredibly hard here since every deadline is for 'yesterday' and everyone wants exceptional service.

Because we work hard we also play hard. We visit with friends or family every weekend, we go clubbing or to pubs, we love the theatre and music concerts. We go extreme sporting over the weekend or to smaller towns close by to get away from it all but then love it even more when we get back.

JHB is vast and diverse and offers something for everyone. You can live in the bustling inner city or our village-like suburbia. Even though things can be a bit tough we are all still typically South African and happy to welcome anyone into our hometown.

As the Lonely Planet put it, missing an opportunity to visit Jo'burg is missing an opportunity to find out what makes South Africa tick.

We live and love in this city and wouldn't want it any other way.

Countries I've Visited

Egypt, Swaziland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa

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