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Overview

  • 6 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning German
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Architecture student
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  • From Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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About Me

I consider myself creative, fun and interested in life in general. Life is so interesting! I spend a large amount of time being a sleep deprived architecture student at the moment with an ever growing love for cities, nature and people.
In Cape Town, South Africa (where I am from and have lived for most of my life), I was working as an Urban Designer. I love grappling with how cities work. I am totally fascinated by cities! I love the vibrancy, energy and potential they have, but also find that I am a nature lover at heart. Hiking and being in nature is my "refresh button" and where I feel most alive.
Occasionally, when I manage to get out of the studio, I have the tendency of throwing myself into new situations, so life can teach me a few things about the world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The connection with other amazing people is the most amazing part of Couchsurfing! (If i did not want to connect with people, there are plenty of other convenient places to stay that!) I love sharing this world with people and understanding how people live and what makes each place unique. The fantastic thing is that our difference are so small and only make life more colourful, and we usually have a lot more in common than separating us!

Interests

Hiking and the outdoors, trail running, yoga, capoeira (although it has been a while), anything that gets me outside (in fact, i'll probably be open most outdoor sports, regardless of whether I am good at it or not!)
Almost all forms of art (especially visual), architecture and cities, nature and humans, live music (Fun!), creativity (humans are clever creatures). I also enjoy just hanging out over a glass of wine/beer/coffee and having a good chat!

  • arts
  • architecture
  • capoeira
  • yoga
  • running
  • music
  • live music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • trail running
  • sports

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life; love; lots of those small things that happen in between.
I feel lucky to be able to say that I feel that I get to do amazing this all the time!
I am on a Fulbright Scholarship in New York, doing exactly what I want to be doing!
I have just had the most amazing summer travelling to Haiti and then working in San Francisco.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my experience, perspectives and way of seeing cities, nature and the world. I hope that I will also learn from other people to! I love learning about food and how people live in different places. If you are in Cape Town, I can share my love for my city.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Adventures, food, wine, beer and stories!

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Haiti, India, Ireland, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, South Africa

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Northern Ireland, South Africa, United States

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