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LIESBETJE

Herentals, Antwerp, Belgium

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Romanian
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Freelance journalist/reporter/editor...
  • journalism (bachelor), communication...
  • From Herenthout
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Chasing my dreams, seeing the world

ABOUT ME

I love the sun, horses, my jobs (I really do), shopping, friends, ...

I've always dreamed about visiting this wide world, but never did it. Then in january 2010 year I made a drastic decision. I quit my safe job (contract, good pay, holidays, ...), became completely self-employed and started travelling. I've spend 7 wonderful months in Romania, helping out on a trailriding place: giving riding lessons, guiding hacks, training horses, ... it might very well have been the best 7 months of my life up till now. I then went to home to see my dog, friends and family for 10 days and then took off again. The next 4 months I spend in Australia, again at a horse farm.

And it didn't stop there. In 2011 I worked in Portugal, equestrian tourism again. It's a great way to get to know new people from all over the world who speak different languages, have different backgrounds...

I could combine working with horses and discovering new countries, it was living a dream, my dream.

Now I'm back home, working as a journalist and copywriter again. I try to travel as much as possible. I fell madly in love with the Alentejo in Portugal and I try to go there as much as possible!

PHILOSOPHY

"prendre le temps, me faire des illusions,croire dans le bon, flâner dans les champs, appelle-moi naïve"

"ne pas juger vite, tresser des marguerites, refuser d’être sur le qui-vive, appelle-moi naïve"
((c) Axelle Red)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted:
September 2008: Jenny, UK
April 2009: Ali, Germany

Surfed:
april 2009: Jenny, UK
june 2011: Charlie, Lisbon

Meetings
22/03/2009: Welcoming the spring walk - Bevel
11/06/2009: Art exhibition in organic shop De Appelboom - Berlaar
2010: different meetings organised by the Perth group

Interests

Horses, travelling, reading, writing, dancing, my friends - they are the best friends in the world!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sitting on a Shagya Arab on a hill in Transylvania, looking out over the valley and seeing nothing but nature, whilst hearing nothing but the breathing of the horse, the singing of birds and the slight breeze tickling my face. Heaven.

Driving up the Transfagarasan Road in Romania, coming to a halt and being breathtaken by the beauty of the (snowy!) view of the mountains and the road.

Strolling around aimlessly in the cobblestone streets of Évora, Portugal and falling madly in love with the Alentejo region.

Countries I've Visited

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Belgium, Portugal, Romania

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