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  • 42 References 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Spanish
  • 87, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • I'm a retired social worker. I travel when I can, just s...
  • I have a masters Degree in Social Work.
  • From Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


My mission is to get in touch with people who want to travel and see something of the world. I may be able to host such persons and likewise I would like to be hosted when I need a place to stay in another country.


I am a very active person, swim 3 or 4 times a week, read about a book a month, I keep my weight down and eat healthy, attend meetings once or twice a week, don't own a car anymore, but bike all over town to run errands, etc. For the rest I use public transportation. I have no T.V., have never missed it! I am optimistic, easy going, laugh a lot, love to explore people and places.


I believe to do unto others as I would like them to do unto me. I am an agnostic, not religious, although brought up Jewish. I feel Jewish, but don't practice it, other than lighting Chanuka candles and celebrating an abbreviated version of the Passover Seder. I am a Peacenik and against any kind of war. I am an environmentalist and want to help to keep the world healthy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I had never done this before, but in the meantime have had a wonderful trip to Greece, where I stayed with some of the nicest Couch Surfers, thanks to this column!


Reading, writing, movies, theater, swimming, politics, (left of center!), local Jewish women's group, my family of 6 kids and 12 grandkids, traveling.
I am planning a trip to Chile and Peru in the fall of 2006. Would love any invitations from people in those countries to surf their couch for a day or 2.

Music, Movies, and Books

Interresting documentaries, other good movies, classical,folk and bluegrass music, biographical novels and books that are politically left of center.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have put 6 beautiful kids into this world and raised them to be wonderful people, who have presented me with 12 terrific grandkids. And meanwhile I also received 4 adorable great-grands! That is my richess!

Teach, Learn, Share

My personal phylosophy is to help people where I can, do whatever I feel is right, love my famiily and enjoy life to the fullest.

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