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Overview

  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Student
  • Currently undergrad
  • From Hard to say
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To see the world and meet happy people :)

ABOUT ME

I'm a student at University College Utrecht, in The Netherlands. I take International Development and Psychology courses, mostly. Right now I'm on a three-month holiday travelling through India and Japan, and will settle down for a semester at the University of Kyoto. I love the visual arts, I like to draw, paint, and take photographs (and use Photoshop :)) and to see other people's work. I used to play the guitar but need to bring myself to take it up again. Obviously I love to meet new people from all over the world, and do I need to mention travelling?

PHILOSOPHY

I'm not quite sure yet... Living life as if there's no tomorrow is a true cliché but sometimes hard to fulfill, like when I'm busy with schoolwork. Always try to find something good in whatever happens. I'm a naïve, optimistic pacifist.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've surfed a few couches in Japan and that was great. I'll be unable to host for a couple of months due to aforementioned travels but afterwards my door will be open :)

Interests

Visual arts, international development, psychology, beautiful sights, dreams, making friends, learning about cultures, movies, good (organic) food

  • arts
  • dining
  • movies
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • guitar
  • psychology
  • visual arts

Music, Movies, and Books

Haven't taken the time to read a decent book in ages, although I love to read. Last work completed was Everything is Illuminated and now working on The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami.
Movies: I love good movies that inspire and have great cinematography, especially arthouse movies.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, India, Norway, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Ireland, Netherlands

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