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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in Dutch, English
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Software Dev
  • Psychology + ICT
  • From Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me

What you see is kinda what you get with me. I'm a very real person, or I hope to be, anyway. This attitude however leads to a demographic of about 50-30-20 amongst people I encounter: 50% secretly dislikes me, I assume for I say what they dare not; 30% tolerates me; and 20% genuinely likes me.

Also: 80% of all statistics are made up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

After many years of going on vacation to big resorts, I gradually started to make a shift towards a different type of vacation. I wasn't satisfied anymore with lying next to a pool all day and stuffing your face to get the max out of the inevitable all-inclusive formula every touroperater urges you to take. You would come home, sunbaked and slightly more pudgy than when you left, and people would ask: "How was *insert country here* ?". Of course you mumbled 'fine' and went on to elaborate all the different kind of sunburns you got and spend 70% of that conversation delving into that one excursion you did that took up about 3% of your vacation time.

I don't want that anymore! =)

Although I'm interested in the architecture and art of a city/country (the big touristic must-sees), I'm often more intrigues by the people; how do they live, what do they do different, what are the little quirks and oddities of the country I'm visiting. As I see it, the best way to do this is through couchsurfing and not admiring the complimentary continental breakfast buffet at another Hilton clone.

Interests

  • writing
  • swing dancing
  • wine
  • history
  • adventures
  • harry potter
  • game of thrones
  • lord of the rings
  • urban exploring
  • javascript
  • software development
  • fantasy books
  • tr
  • pokemon go
  • anne boleyn
  • ac
  • fandom-conversation

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Harry Potter (keep 'em coming JK), Dan Brown, Game of Thrones, LoTR, Chronicles of the Drenai, most things fantasy related really =)

Music: Elektro-swing or regular swing/jive/rock n roll. But I also enjoy specific bands of different genres like bloodhound gang, gorillaz; or specific songs in the electonic dance genre. Favorite classical music includes: moonlight sonata and the four seasons.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Honestly, I've done great things, fun things, exciting things, dangerous things, but I don't think anything qualifies yet as an amazing thing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My vibrant, yet cruel, look at life; why Hedonism is the only religion you'll ever need; or my capacity to drag you down into an existentialism crisis at any given moment.
I'm also an okay-ish cook =)

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium

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