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Michelle DAmico Rosenthal

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Dutch
  • 113, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Professional Dog Sitter
  • Business degree, Life, Self-educated
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoying my favorite city ~ Amsterdam. I'm currently going through a transition time, as my husband moved back to Israel without me and I just found out that, I can remain here in Amsterdam. So I lose one love and gain another.

ABOUT ME
Hello, I'm Michelle from the US. I live in a nice flat with my little, well mannered dog, Mirabelle. I welcome meeting new couch surfing friends. However, I do receive a ton of requests so I will only host folks who've taken the time to read through my profile.

I'm a friendly introvert; compassionate, conscientious, amiable, generous, harmonious, and sometimes quite rebellious. Can be quite playful at times and a little shy and quiet, although I'm never afraid to speak my mind and stand up for what I believe in. Into healthy living and eating organic whenever possible. I'm an avid recycler, reuser, and composter.

I love the natural world and strive to do my part to protect it. I love hiking through forests as well as spending time at the sea and riding my bicycle all over Holland.

PHILOSOPHY

Tread lightly on this earth!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a nice guest bedroom with a queen sized futon in a very central and beautiful part of the city.

I like my friends/family/guests to feel very comfortable in my home and encourage you to make yourself at home during your stay here.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Thanks to my most recent guests, Australian Sofia and American guests Lale & Sophia, my first true CS experience, I have to say that it is phenomenal to connect with wonderful, sweet people and make such great new friends in the world. :)

Interests

Sailing, lifting weights and working out, Greece and the Greek islands, Biking around Amsterdam and across Holland. Swimming in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia, Visiting family in Israel. Southern France. Drinking delicious Belgian beer in Bruges. Cooking with Organic food, Belly dancing, burlesque, ice skating, bicycling, travel, and road trips, foreign films, photography, organic gardening, dogs, the plight of the Palestinians and human rights in general, delicious ethnic food especially Middle Eastern, Afghani, Ethiopian, Indian, Moroccan, and Thai. Red wine, good beer, dark chocolate, Retro and vintage clothing, antiques, vintage erotica, historic architecture, reggae, emo, Israeli music, world peace.

Music, Movies & Books

Idan Raichel Project, Thievery Corporation, Cat Power, Gotan Project, Federico Aubele, Jose Gonzales, Lucille Bogan, Zohar, Billie Holiday, Mutabaruka, Erykah Badu, Stephen Marley, Michael Franti, Nick Cave, Sparklehorse, Cat Stevens, Feist, Cat Power, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Damian Marley. Movies: A love of french films; Life and Debt, Zoolanders, Henry and June, Rockers, Dancehall Queen, Fantastic Planet.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Going down Jamaica's Rio Grande on a bamboo raft. I wanted our driver to take a break, so I navigated our rickety, bamboo raft for a good hour or so.

We were the only ones on that river for the entire 4 hours of our journey. We drifted over to a beautiful abandoned historic hotel in the John Crow mountains, by then it was nightfall, and the fireflies were twinkling all around us.

Teach, Learn, Share

All types of people with all different life experiences. If you know how to cook a particular dish and you want to share, teach me!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Food, good conversation, a stay in one of Amsterdam's loveliest neighborhoods next to Vondel Park and a walking/biking companion. (when I have time) And my sweet, mellow, and well behaved dog/princess Mirabelle.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, United States

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