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  • 13 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Student
  • Philosophy ; sociology-anthropology
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About Me

Some adjectives that fit me:
Progressive, curious, listener, open-minded, understanding, positive, outgoing - all that with a pinch of playful mischief :). And mind you: I can be very shy every now and then.

Sometimes I see my person as a bunch of paradoxes I'm trying to figure out. Or not really maybe, because that's also what keeps me going!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

People are very inspiring!
I like being around people, sharing experiences and values, and exploring new insights or hobby's.


I'm always in for a talk about
- books, writing
- social behaviour, relations, psychological stuff
- nature, animals
Or anything that interests you :).

  • writing
  • reading
  • hiking
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • creativity
  • lindy hop
  • drinking tea
  • grabbing a beer

Music, Movies, and Books

I really like music, movies and books, but still far too ignorant in these domains! So don't hesitate to give me some extra "to listen to" / "to watch" / "to read".

Some of my preferred genres / artists:

Jazz / golden oldies / chanson française. Fan of Teleman, Angèle.

Historical / psychological / drama ; sometimes also adventure & fantasy. Movies that moves me most so far: 'Tot Altijd', 'The Broken Circle Breakdown', 'The Theory of Everything', 'Marina', 'Gorilla's in the Mist'.

Similar genres as the movie genres I described, fiction and non-fiction. And also: poetry and graphic novels. I mostly read fiction that could be real. Sometimes, more than the actual story, I appreciate an original take of the author.
Some of my preferred authors: Milan Kundera, Jonathan Safran Foer, Kristien Hemmerechts, Herman de Coninck, David Van Reybroek, Toon Horsten (there are a lot of Dutch / Belgian authors here).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In July, I walked 779 km from Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port (France) to Santiago de Compostella (Spain), also known as the Camino Frances de Santiago. I started with an awesome Danish friend, and we met a lot of people on our way. One of the best experiences I've had, I'm still under it's enchantment :).

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'll introduce you to the amazing world of swing. Not the relational/sexual practice most people think first of, but the dance: lindy hop, charleston, shag...
Apart from that, I can share some information about the history and culture of Belgium, and we can explore topics of interest!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Denmark

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