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I DON'T LIVE IN AMSTERDAM
My name is Helena, but most call me Helen. I was born in 1991 in a small village in the south of the Netherlands.
I have always been a creative being. I am pretty relaxed and I can be a bit lazy when I am not dancing or working. I like to buy my stuff second hand. Feminist AF. When I'm not busy i like to travel and wander and adventure. I like art, culture and nature in the biggest sense of the word. Enjoy life, live the adventure!
I like to make a cosy and comfortable atmosphere for my guests and myself.
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It is a beautiful way to make friends, learn from different cultures and meet interesting people with interesting stories. I especially like to host travellers! I am curious about your adventures!! Let's share some of our worlds
I have surfed in:
The Netherlands: Rotterdam.
Spain: Malaga, Tarifa, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Barcelona
Portugal: Lagos, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto
Israel: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ein Gedi, Samar, Eilat
I had couchsurfers:
2 from Australia.
1 from China.
2 from Andorra.
1 from Turkey.
1 from Italy.
3 from Spain.
1 from the Netherlands.
1 from Germany.
4 from the UK.
1 from Ireland.
1 from Croatia (but lives in London atm).
1 from Malaysia (but lives in Scotland atm).
5 from the USA.
1 from Russia.
1 from Israel.
1 from South Korea.
1 from South Africa.
2 from Poland
2 from Colombia
2 from India
dance, travelling, acroyoga, hulahooping, longboarding, reading, writing, poetry, art, painting, music, festivals, wildcamping, party, nature, picknicking, swimming, getting lost, sleeping, campfires, skinnydipping, watching the stars and the galaxy, sit on the couch and drink hot tea with some nice music playing. Going to the beach and see the sunset, feminism, surfing, bouldering, paragliding ADVENTURESSSSSSSSSS
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: generally arthouse and documentaries... best movie in my opinion is Interstellar.
Music: I listen to lots of different genres! Classical music, folk, old music from the 60'and 70', reggae, indie, singer-songwriter, minimal, jazz, blues, funk, psytrance.
(Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Passenger, Ed Sheeran, Sigur Ros, Patrick Watson, Yann Tiersen, Chef'Special, Jack Johnson, Black Keys, Ben Howard, Xavier Rudd, Nahko Bear and the Medicine for the People, Daughter, Jefferson Airplane, Random Rab, Kaya Project, Olafur Arnalds, Paper Kites, The Head and the Heart, First Aid Kit, Hilight Tribe, Isbells)
All Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Dina's book - Herbjørg Wassmo.
Wild -Cheryl Strayed.
The Girls - Emma Cline.
Sold - Patricia McCormick
Most of Paulo Coelho.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
• swimming with manta rays and sea turtles in Indonesia.
• paragliding in the Himalaya, Nepal.
• cuddling elephants in India.
• Riding a camel and sleep under the stars in the desert.
• saw the midnight sun.
• I saw whales and seals in the wild.
• Climbed a glacier and kayaked near the floating ice in a glacierlake.
• Seeing penguins in the wild in Patagonia.
• Travelling solo for 3 months.
• Floating in the Dead Sea.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can tell you about my travel experiences. I can teach you some dance :)and maybe you can share your dance with me. I would love to learn tango, bellydance and acrobatics. We might share some knowledge or interesting stories about art, science or philosophy. Tell me your vision on life and the world! Share some easy and healthy recipes because I can use that hahaha
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can teach dance and acroyoga, tell you about my travels so far. I am not a very good cook, but I can do the dishes very well :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In