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  • 9 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning English
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Service petit-déjeuner et réceptionniste
  • Tourisme
  • From Dour, Hainaut, Belgique
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About Me


Nomad life 2017 !
3 festivals : Rock the pistes, Atipique Festival et Être bien avec soi festival !
Missions in between : Helpx & Twiza.


My studies :
I studied in tourism but I was keener to travel instead. So before doing my thesis, life decided to show me that traveling was my main aim thanks to my first internship in Quebec. I was totally inspired ! I discovered how bad the mass tourism was and I found what I wanted to develop ; the responsible and sustainable tourism. So my thesis was "The tourism participatory and creative in Barcelona". I explained the carpooling, the greeters and the couchsurfing. And each part helps the environmental impact and the cultural impact of our actions.

About me :
I'm little bit shy and quiet but when I travel, it's most of the time by myself so it's like a challenge. It helps me to developp and understand how I work myself. I like feeling the freedom when I'm abroad. Everything is new and this is the thing which motivates me the most.

I don't smoke because i have had a pneumonia in 2008 so I decided to gave up smoking. I don't drink alcohol anymore because I have had a chronic pancreatitis in 2010 so apparently I have a poorer health than my friends because they keep smoking and drinking alcohol.. And I start to be vegan in december 2013.
Humanitarian Raid in Morocco with "205 Trophée" in 2015. Road trip in Galicia in 2016 and discovered ayurveda. 2017 : did 10 days vipassana.


"On ne choisit pas qui l'on est, on le découvre et on le devient" LB

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Je fais partie de la communauté CS car je suis persuadée que c'est une contribution à un meilleur monde. C'est une ouverture d'esprit qui permet de redéfinir l'accueil entre le voyageur et l'habitant.


Première expérience à New-York. 2 nuits à Long Island. Ce fut une révélation, court séjour mais elle fut très signifiante pour moi ! Aller dormir chez un inconnu à plus de 6000 km de chez soi, ça faisait peur à mon entourage mais grâce à des personnes honnêtes, ça rend le voyage magique !


* I like sports a lot.(I did athletism, judo, soccer, volleyball, .. I do body combat, roller, swimming,..)
*I like listening music
*I can play percussion but just a little bit
*I like reading psychology or spirituals books.
* I like taking photos.
* I like music festivals !!!
* I like learning and discovering new things.

* I like making efforts to preserve the planet. Being vegan, trying "zero waste", ...

And i like traveling of course !!!!!

  • books
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • cooking
  • vegan
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • sports
  • soccer
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • psychology
  • tourism
  • carpooling
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Books : Imparfaits, libres et heureux de Christophe André, l'alchimiste de Paulo Coelho, le zahir de Paulo Coelho, les 4 accords Toltèques,..

Films : Drama, comedies, romantics or trues stories. But without too violence ! One of my childhood is "The Goonies" !

TV Series : "How I met your mother", "The big band theory", "One Tree Hill", " The L word", "Sense 8", "Californication", "Breaking bad",...

Musics : It's very varied. I like electronic, house, drum&bass, ska, pop, rock, reggae,..

Bob Marley, Angus & Julia Stone, Tryo, Agnes Obel, Coeur de pirates, Radiohead, Coldplay, Sia, Pink, Young the Giant, Hooverphonic, Selah Sue, Prodigy, The Subs, Brigitte, Ben l'Oncle Soul, DJ Gaetano Fabri , Ayo, Paul Kalkbrenner, Dope D.O.D., Nada surf, The Bloody Beetroot, AaRON, Boys Noize , King of Leons, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Au Revoir Simone, Babylon Circus, Don Rimini, Poirier, Kap Bambino, Alpha Blondy, Birdy Nam Nam, Jeronimo, Shameboy, Magda, Nervo, Sven Vath, Rudimental, Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Odell, Float Fall, Gotye, Admiral Freebee, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Girls in Hawaï, Caravan Palace, Buraka Som Sistema, Suarez, The Very Best, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Voyager seule au Canada et le long de la côte Est américaine jusqu'à Miami beach. Une expérience qui a changé ma vie ! Voyager, c'est plus qu'une passion, c'est aller à la rencontre de l'inconnu, croiser des habitants/voyageurs qui chacun d'eux nous apportera une pièce à notre puzzle, c'est vivre autrement, voir, ressentir, découvrir..

Travel alone in Canada and go down the East coast of USA until Miami beach. It was such an amazing experience.. I think it has changed my life and my vision !

Teach, Learn, Share

Je peux apprendre le français. I can teach French.
Je peux faire des crêpes véganes. I can make vegan pancakes.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Share a (soft) drink, a walk, stories,...

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, France, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Belgium, Canada

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