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Trying to get the most from it and to prosper from every encounter.
Most would say that I'm funny and make a good company both for parties and quiet evenings at home with board games, movies or just a bottle of wine.
Some find that I think too much and ask too many questions - must have something to do with my education as a journalist. (Which probably also makes me a good listener, I might add myself...)
These friends would probably also say, that I'm really good at meeting people and travelling in general.
Others might add that I'm stubborn and have a temper, and in general that I'm being very clear about, what I want and what I most certainly don't want. Luckily, they'd say with a grin, I've made improvements and I would never be cross with strangers.
And all would say that I'm a very decent and careful person, who always know where to find my things and never misses a deadline - and that I'm a good friend who is there for you and never forgets your birthday =)
Travelling - meeting new people and cultures...
That's probably number one on my list. Currently Africa has conquered a big spot in my heart, and I can't wait for a possibility to go back, but also India and Nepal are favourite places.
Well, I study to be a journalist, but not a the News-kind-of-type, which I in general find pretty shallow - hopefully my education will allow me to travel some more and keep on meeting extraordinary people, that will surprise, shake and strengthen me with who and what they are.
I was an intern in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for one year, followed by half a year in West Africa on the Danish Embassies in Burkina Faso and Benin, and this internship has really widened both my knowledge and my perspective, and developed me personally and professionally.
And, off course, made my crush on the French language even bigger =)
I would very much like to settle down abroad later on.
Besides from all that: I read a lot, like to go to cultural events (in theatre, the movies, to concerts) and enjoy cooking, whenever I have people to cook for.
As much as I like chatting with people, I find that the moments where you're able to be silent with each other, each doing whatever and simply be, just as important.
- board games
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: I'm crazy about movies... And series too. I have a thing for french movies (Le grand bleu, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Bleu-Blanc-Rouge), and I devour movies by Tim Burton and Baz Luhrman.
Music: Ah man, don't get me started. My taste in music is so damn wide...
But I never really found the meaning in dubstep - too slow to dance to. Still looking forward to learn to appreciate it though.
Books: Probably my favourite "waste" of time. I simply love to read and always have a book on my bed table. The themes spand wide...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My first visit in India, spring 2007: I did yoga in the Himalayas, became a vegetarian, met with loneliness, saw the Dalai Lama and came home with weird bacteria in my stomach, a new view of the world, and a still growing love for India.
Being at the ocean in my family's summerhouse, with the wind blowing from the sea and the sun setting - it's the best place on earth, and it makes me feel so alive and present.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Croatia, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Nepal, Norway, Scotland, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Benin, Burkina Faso, Denmark, France, Senegal