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  • 14 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English, German; learning Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Cape Town (BA in Print Journalism Production)
  • From South Africa
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


the world is your oyster :)


So basically I was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, grew up in Pretoria, Namibia and am currently living in Cape Town.

I am an energetic, easy going and fun loving person who has a passion to experience new and different cultures. There is always a smile on my face.. I am a happy person and try to enjoy every moment of my life. . I love meeting new people, so if you want to hang out, just send me a message :)

In 2011 I took a gap year, where I worked, travelled, gained new experiences and was exposed to amazing new cultures. I traveled for 3 months through Europe, as well as through the United Kingdom for 2 months.

In 2013 I had the privilege of going on a university exchange at the University of Santa Barbara in the US for 6 months, where I travelled through California.


“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!” It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”

— Oriah

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I travelled with my friend through europe for 3 months and we couchsurfed in quite a few countries including France, Spain and Portugal.

All of our couch surfing experiences were great and we loved doing it. We met so many new and interesting people.

I also couch surfed around the United Kingdom, which was loads of fun, as well as throughout the US.

I definitely can not wait to couch surf in many more new countries and cities :)


My interests revolve around sport, people, travelling, music, singing to every tune possible, enjoying life and taking everything in the spur of the moment.

  • singing
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • music
  • surfing
  • sports

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Namibia, South Africa, United States

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