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  • 29 references 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German, Polish, Russian
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • No occupation listed
  • Central and East European, Russian & Eurasian studies
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About Me

Hello and welcome!! 🙏 My name is Iris and I am 23 years old. I am born and raised in the Netherlands, but my mother is from Poland. I come from a modern city called Almere, 5 meters under sealevel! For the past three years I have lived and studied in the political centre the Netherlands: The Hague. As part of my studies I spent one semester abroad in Moscow. Currently I'm based in Wrocław to reconnect to my Polish roots.

Generally I'm always open for a conversation/discussion and I'm really interested in different cultures/other points of view. I always want to broaden my horizon and I'm always up for new challenges!!! Not afraid for the unknown 🌎🙌

PS I would like to practice my German, Polish and Russian; so if anyone is in for a language exchange, let me know

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on CS because the platform enables me to meet all kinds of different people and... learn from them!!! Human interaction is simply the most beautiful thing in the world 💫


I really enjoy going to museums (especially contemporary art), concerts (I appreciate all kinds of music but I'm fond of electronic/disco/funk) and the movies (independent). I like to travel and discover new places while learning from the diversity of humankind along the way! Lately I am experimenting a lot with analogue photography. I find it interesting to explore theories I have learnt in my studies and see how they develop in different contexts. Since 3 years I am into hitchhiking and the philosophy behind it. I love finding peace in the nature and simple things. To me it's very fascinating to see how culture, politics, economics and history are interlinked in a globalizing world and I spend a great amount of time thinking about these processes. Also, I am passionate about hiking, although I live in one of the most flat countries of the world... 😢

  • arts
  • street art
  • live music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • art history
  • international relations
  • hitchhiking
  • travel
  • biking
  • feminism
  • independent cinema

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In August I hitchhiked alone for the first time (St Petersburg to Moscow), speaking only Russian the whole day! It was a beautiful day and I met wonderful souls along the road 🙌🏼

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share stories of my experiences in life, lots of laughter, good energy, a listening ear, interesting discussions, adventures, spontaneously created meals and my knowledge 😊

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation

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