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Veronique Vanonckelen

Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium

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Overview

  • 102 Positive References1 Neutral
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  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • She: working for the belgian railway...
  • Yes we are educated, but not necessa...
  • From Turnhout /Antwerp Belgium
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To make our house a cosy home, and pick up couchsurfing again.

ABOUT ME

Veronique:
I'm a dreamer, a romanticus, a buzzy bee, a fairy, a godess, a devil in disguise.
I'm realistic, optimistic, down to earth and up in the air and basicly completely crazy. :-p

If you want to meet me and my 386 personalitys, just sent a message!!
Beware though, since you never know what you are gonna get ;-) but only 4 of the personality's are violent/dangerous... :-p

One of my friends told me once: "You look like such a girly girl, but you think like a bloke..."

Your Personality is Very Rare (ENTP)

Your personality type is optimistic, curious, enthusiastic, and open.
You are Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving.
How Rare Is Your Personality?

As you can see from the above, not even personality test can exactly figure it out, so it's up to you!!

He:
A rather shy boy who needs to get to know people a little bit first (a few beers in the process always helps).
Very gullible and always ready to lent a hand or two and help out wherever he can.

In the last couple of years he has become more open and social and people tend to like him :-)... (or at least I do) More the introverted type but with a huge heart.

PHILOSOPHY

Accept people for who they are, not for wat they could be and never for what they should be. See them in all their glory... Everyone is beautifull in their own particular way!
Don't judge people on their past.

Courage is not the abcense of fear, its the power to face your fears and overcome them...

Enjoy and experience life in all it's aspects;

You can never do good for everyone, so stop trying, do good for the people you believe in en never loose yourself trying to please others.
If people don't accept you for who you are, they are not worth being your friend!

The meaning of life is basicly people, not money or anything else (although having enough money to get buy makes live a bit easier, it is not the way to conquer happiness)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Just being myself... hoping that in my own small way I can make a difference.

Offering my matrass, my attendance to meetings, my personal opinions and my favourite places in Belgium

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Extremely outdated but as you can see, quite a lot!

Surfed:
2-4/02/08: Paris-France; Florence Mehl
1/3/08: Antwerp-Belgium; Stijn Vernaillen
7-9/3/08: Brughes-Belgium; Tina De Lobel
2-5/4/08: Prague-Czech Republic; Daryl Morgan & Lisa Purcell
12/4/08: Dendermonde-Belgium; Lieke, Peter & Kids
8/5/08: Dendermonde-Belgium; Lieke, Peter & Kids
23/5/08: Dendermonde-Belgium; Lieke, Peter & Kids
31/5/08: Dendermonde-Belgium; Lieke, Peter & Kids
25/07/08 Merelbeke-Belgium; Sven
27/07/08 Merelbeke-Belgium; Sven
28/07/08 Gent- Belgium; Johanna
01/08/08 Berlaar - Belgium; Kristin, Alwin & Kids
08/08/08 Dendermonde - Belgium; Lieke, Peter & Kids
09/08/08 Merelbeke - Belgium; Sven
5-7/09/08: Amsterdam- Netherlands; Jaap Helsen
8-9/09/08: Enschede -Netherlands; Joost
28-30/10/08: Leeuwarden-Netherlands; Sifra&Henri
8/11/08: Brugge-Belgium: Bernard Van Der Beken
22/11/08: Dendermonde-Belgium: Lieke, Peter and kids
28-29/11/08: Rotterdam-Netherlands; Willem Bouman
12/12/08: Dendermonde-Belgium: Lieke, Peter and kids
24/01/09: Brugge-Belgium: Bernard
29/01-2/02/09: London-England: Suzanne
04-07/02/09: Utrecht-Netherlands: Jasper&Liza
15/02/09: Leuven-Belgium: Niels
26/02/09: Meise-Belgium: Kris
25/04/09: Dendermonde-Belgium: Lieke, Peter and kids
01/05/09: Antwerp-Belgium: Marleen & Ilse
06/06/09: Nuremberg-Germany: Sven & Thess
07-08/06/09: Praha-Czech Republic: Danny Carleer
09/06/09: Vienna- Austria: Doris
10/06/09: Budapest-Hungary: Kirsty Kay
11-13/06/09: Vienna-Austria: Stefan Derkits
14/06/09: Utrecht- Netherlands: Liza & Jasper
19-20/06/09: Utrecht -Netherlands: Liza & Jasper
21-22/06/09: Uden - Netherlands: Tim
09/07/2009: Winterthur-Switserland: Lisa Arnold
10-12/07/2009: Gossau- Switserland: Vince & Anni
13/07/2009: Linz - Austria: Sonja
14-16/07/2009: Praha - Czech Republic: Danny Creer
28/07/2009: Roeselare - Belgium: Peter
07/08/2009: Berlaar- Belgium: Kristin & Alwin
11/10/2009: Berlaar - Belgium: Kristing & Alwin
31/10/2009: Middelkerke - Belgium: Edwin

Hosted:
11/05/08 Andrea & Dan - America
24/05/08 Liliana & Nathalie - Mexico
20/06/08 Veerle- Belgium (not on CS)
27/06/08 Danny, Marlon, Samantha, Elke, Sebastiaan (Netherlands & Belgium)
28/06/08 Danny, Marlon, Samantha, Elke, Sebastiaan, Joren, Vinny, Marleen (Netherlands & Belgium)
17/07/08 Kelly; USA/Germany
20/07/08 Reinhold, Steve, Koen, Sven; Belgium
21/07/08 - 22/07/08 Paul, Sven: Belgium
24/07/08 Peter; Belgium
26/07/08 Peter & Otto Kool; Belgium & Netherlands
22/08/08 Ningxi; USA
01/09/08 Mareike; Germany
10-12/09/08; Jason; USA
10-14/09/08; Michael; USA
14 - 18/09/08 Berke; Turkey
19-21/09/08 Fang Wei Goh; Singapore
22/O9/08 Tina; Brughes
1/11/08 Sadie; USA/Morocco
14/11/08 Bart; Antwerpen/Belgium
21/11/08 Nicolas; France
15/12/08 Amanda&Friends: Brazil
17-18/01/09: Georgi & Sheryl; Singapore
24/01/09: Maikel: Netherlands; Ine: Belgium
14/02/09: Ine: Belgium
10/04/09: Puneet; Spain
16-20/04/09: Jason& Brocke; USA
02-04/05/09: Rosie; USA
29/06/09: Sam & Tristan; USA
29-30/06/09: Giovanna; Peru
2/07/09: Greg; USA
19/07/09: Isa, Daaf, Tico, Francine & Sytse; Netherlands
26-27/07/09: Otto & Mirjam; Netherlands
02-03/08/09: David & Marc; Canada
03/08/09: Kristen; USA
22-23/10/09: Nathalie; Stabroek, Belgium
23/10/09: Carissa & Lauren; Netherlands & USA
25-30/10/09: Angelo; Italy
01/11/08: Jade & Carolyne; Canada

Looking forward to host more people!

Meetings:
10/02/2008- New Years Brunch -Ghent
15/02/2008 - New Members Dinner- Ledeberg/Ghent
01/03/2008 - B-Day party Stijn - Antwerp
07-09/03/2008 - IW meeting- Brughes
22/03/2008 - Free Hugs- Ghent
12-13/04/2008 -Spontanous meet-Ghent/Dendermonde
08/05/2008 - BBQ- Dendermonde
23/05/2008 - New Job! - Dendermonden/Antwerp
29/05/2008 - Performance The Shiva's- Ghent*
01/06/2008 - Family meeting - Domburg/ Netherlanths
19-28/07/2008 - Gentse Feesten - Ghent
1/08/2008 - Small Party - Berlaar
2/08/2008 - Brewery Visit - Dendermonde/Grembergen
8/8/2008 - Singing Evening 3 - Dendermonde
16/8/08 - Hike + cheese & wine evening - Brasschaat
22/8/2008- Dancing in the park - Sint-Amandsberg
5/9/2008- Amsterdam weekly meet-up
21/9/2008- Gent Bowling*
23/10/2008- Gent Monthly Bar-meeting*
8/11/2008- Hike through the Bourgoyen- Gent*
20/11/2008- Gent Monthly Bar-meeting*
22/11/2008- Sing Along 4 -Dendermonde
28-30/11/2008- CSinterklaas - Rotterdam; Netherlands
05/12/2008 - CS Dinner - Gent
12/12/2008 - Bar Meeting - Dendermonde
14/12/2008 - Winter Beach Walk- Nieuwpoort
20/12/2008 - Christmas meeting - Gent*
20/01/2009 - Ghent Montly Barmeeting*
23/01/2009 - CS Dinner - Gent
24/01/2009 - Birthdayparty Martin&Bernard - Brugge
30/01/2009 - Polyglot meeting - London
31/01/2009 - Drinks in Clapham Common - London
01/02/2009 - Chinese New Year - London
07/02/2009 - Visit Chocolatier - Brussels
08/02/2009 - Late New Years Brunch - Gent
14/02/2009 - Anti-Valentines Girls night - Gent*
25/02/2009 - Monthly Barmeeting - Gent*
26/02/2009 - Welcome New Members - Brussels
28/02/2009 - Last Minute Meetup - Gent*
08/03/2009 - Reispubliek - Brugge
13/03/2009 - Barmeeting - Sint-Niklaas
22/03/2009 - Moving To Antwerp - Antwerpen
22/03/2009 - Welcoming the spring walk - Bevel
25/03/2009 - Monthly Bar Meeting - Gent*
29/03/2009 - Swimming & Pancakes - Turnhout
25/04/2009 - 5th Sing-Along - Dendermonde
01/05/2009 - Housewarming Diana&Stijn - Antwerpen
30-31/05/2009 - Belgium & Lux Ambs meeting - Dendermonde
09/06/2009 - Monthly Stammtisch - Vienna
10/06/2009 - Bar meeting - Boedapest
11-14/06/2009 - Vienna Calling & ambs meet - Vienna
19-21/06/2009 - Midsummernight - Utrecht
22/06/2009 - Discovering the center of the Universe - Uden
23/06/2009 - Gentse Feesten organisation meet-up*
27/06/2009 - Feest in het park! - Brugge
09/07/2009 - Pre-paella BBQ - Wintherthur
10-12/07/2009 - Paella weekend - Gossau
18-27/07/2009 - Gent Festival meet-ups - Gent*
03/08/2009 - Last minute Bar meeting - Gent*
07/08/2009 - Venezualan Dinner - Berlaar
20-24/08/2009 - Pukkelpop - Kiewit
09/09/2009 - Goodbye party Sandra - Berlaar
10/09/2009 - Ghent Bar-meeting - Gent
26/09/2009 - Alternative Historical walk - Gent*
30/09/2009 - Climate Awareness Documentary screening - Leuven*
31/10/2009

Interests

She:
a little bit of everything except soccer...
I'm intrested in a lot of things, but not really fanatic about anything. Most of all I'm intrested in people and in YOU!

Always in the mood for philosiphical talk in an pub or brown café...the later the better :)
For a joke in the afternoon
And to sleep in, in the morning :p
Just some of the things that I like:
travelling (of course), fancy and colorfull dresses, long earings, the sun, thunderstorms, boattrips, horseriding, daydreaming, smiling, flowers, animals, stars, the moon, cosiness, reading, films, singing, movies, politics, discussions, jokes, talking, listening, wandering through the streets of a city (preferably by night), beer, pubs, hugging, hugging some more and ooh, I almost forgot hugging :), the forest on a summerday after the rain has washed the leafs clean, everything that's red, art nouveau, Mucha, art, plastic pigs, horses, cats, dogs, fire, the beach, mountains,snow, a hot shower in the winter, photography, teddybears, cava, wine, languages, spontanious daytrips, magic, the circus, food (both healthy and unhealthy), the internet, couchsurfing, local drinks, Degas, Dali, roses, orchids, rocking chairs, blankets, candles, road trips, spontanious things, people, europe, massages, baths, the center of the universe, flirting, shoes, my jewelery, driving (the further the better), hitchhiking,....

He:
Soccer, computers, news and media, sciences, maths, ....

Music, Movies & Books

She:
too much to sum it up in this short amount of time... still love historical youth novels about strong woman though...
How corny it may sound, I'm a Harry Potter fan.

My favourite books are the books written by Terry Goodkind. The series is called the sword of truth and it is a series of 11 books + an epiloge
I also like Thrillers

I'm a filmfan... can look to everything which has a good/nice story in it and/or is not 13 in a dozen. And I'm a sucker for romance, so however corny and bad they might be I'm always up for watching a romantic (komedie) movie.

Ooh and above all, I love musicals!!!

Music, not really favourite kind, for me it's more about the music/lyrics than particular groups or genres. At the moment pretty into Kate Nash, Amy Macdonals, The kooks, Lady linn and her magnificent seven.
I also love folkmusic and dutchmusic, especially 'kleinkunst'

He:
Music: a lot like she except for folk
Books: not that much of a reader but mostly non-fiction
Movies: as long as it's no romcom I can appreciate it

One Amazing Thing I've Done

walking through Ghent by night... realising that I'm one of the lucky ones.
Gosh, I really love that city...

Travelling alone for the first time, experiencing that travelling alone can be less lonely than travelling with your friends.

Discovering the center of the Universe with 8 random couchsurfers with 7 nationalities from 3 continents and feeling like I've known them my entire life!

Remeeting my boyfriend and buying a house with him after being together for only 9 months (how crazy can you be :-p)

Teach, Learn, Share

just some basic life experience...

I love to cook though, and most of my friends tell me that I'm good at it too.

I will basicly share everything I have with you, although I don't have that much.

Life is about people, not money!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium

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