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  • 7 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, Khmer, Spanish
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • freelance in gender & development
  • cultural anthropology and development studies
  • From Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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About Me

After 5+ years in Kenya, and some months of nomading, I landed in Phnom Penh trying to settle here in a semi-nomadic way. Eager to meet people already based in / from Cambodia, as well as travellers, whom I can show around if I have the time. I work as a freelancer, partly from home. I'm an easy going, open minded, positive and active person. Like to do sports, be in nature, beaches, but I also just need to live in a city. Vegetarian and like to cook (and eat). In general I like to live healthy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Its a great way to meet people and I love the concept of opening your house and sharing food and stories with strangers


  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • freelancing
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Murakami, I. Allende, J. Franzen, D. Eggers, Bukowski, T. Robbins.... , Movies: David Lynch, Into the wild, Only lovers left alive, Lars von Trier
Music: Pixies, Fela Kuti, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, The Smiths
Food: vegetarian, healthy, spicy, creative and fusion

Teach, Learn, Share

I can sometimes share a couch, one person only! My house is small and I need my privacy, so usually only 1-2 days.
I also like to hang out and show visitors my place and take them on my random activities. I live near riverside, its very lively and also a lot of backpackers, (sex) tourists, drug dealers, sex bars, (rooftop) bars, restaurants, clubs.
I know very little about tourist attractions and cannot give any advice on that.

Countries I’ve Visited

Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cambodia, Kenya, Netherlands

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