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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student 5th year
  • Medicine
  • From 's Hertogenbosch
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About Me


Smiling, and living colourfully


I'm easygoing, full of energy (sometimes a Spanish tic, I'm not good in being on time) Currently doing my medicine internships, which means I finally see the real thing. But it means as well less time to travel myself.. so I'd love to host/meet up with new people from all over the world.
What about my tastes; I love doing all sorts of sports (squash, hockey, diving, ice climbing..)
I like live music, I enjoy the guitar but I know where to stop dreaming about performing.
Food: I like food, and the cosiness of making it. Wine, Card games, Friends. And stupid stunts. arts, theatre, mindfulness, I'm up for it!


I'm trying to believe in "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Just do it, because you can;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Sharing a good time! I don't even need a couch, a carpet is ok!


I'm just starting to get to know CS, but my first experience hosting worked out great. Amazing experience.


My friends, laugh travel, (meet) people, learn/studying, laugh, discuss. sports, music, snowboard, diving, finding stuff back feels good.

  • arts
  • dining
  • wine
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • hockey
  • racquetball
  • medicine
  • squash

Music, Movies, and Books

Intouchables. Shawshank. Dexter. Game of Thrones. Books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The difference between Indian people and Dutch. Flat tire in India -> within 10 sec 8 people to help, even if it makes them come late at their jobs.
The first day back in Holland, bicycle chain problems - heavily packed, 8 people cycle by. Without even a look. I hope we change:)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Ecuador, Netherlands, Peru

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