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Lotte Duursma

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • Sustainable Development
  • From Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Exchange happiness :)

ABOUT ME

happy people make me happy, so if you think i'm cheerful/exited/happy/always smiling, take it as a compliment to yourself please! (of course i have some bad moments as well, but they're gone so soon when i have friends around) i love cheerful lively interesting creative inspiring smart funny people around me to light up the room even more :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Mostly hosting, some surfing and participating in activities. Check out pictures to get an impresion :)

Interests

i'm very interested in people and their motivations (psychology student.. what a surprise!) i love to learn more about the world, whether its from an insteresting conversation, someones personal expression in arts, a comedy show, a book, a lecture or a museum, i love to learn

Lately im getting more and more interested in doing whats good for the world, the environmentally and people. I followed courses on international development, and that made me want to know about all the places in the world even more!

i enjoy to be active, like doing some running, biking, rowing, rockclimbing, sailing..

meeting new people/acting crazy.. partying, music festivals, drinking, talking laughing..

and relax as well, watching a movie, chill out in the park, enjoy food, listen to music

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES. I love listening to peoples stories about their lives and perspective on things, movies can do the same thing. Therefore I prefer movies from different countries instead of the commercial hollywood movies. But of course they can be very entertaining as well :) my long time favorite would be "jeux d'enfants" Im watching more and more documentaries as well now, so many things in this world to learn about!!

MUSIC. I'm not an expert in any kind of music and unfortunately i cant play any instruments... But i enjoy listening to singer-songwriters (especially outside around a fire on a camping trip), live improvised jazz, and defenitely electronic music (techno, deep house) to dance to until sun rises. Combine all of that in a multiple-day music festival and i'm happy as one can be.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Update: my birthday surprise was a helicopter flight over the grand canyon, so amazing!

(in 2011)I just came back from a wonderful journey: a one way ticket to kenya without much of a plan has brought me to uganda, tanzania, malawi, mozambique, zimbabwe, swaziland and south africa over the last months and it has been great! africa has impressed me and warmed my heart

Other travelling highlights were:

down hill biking @the "death road", a seriously fast adventure!! (La Paz, Bolivia)

thrilling canopy tour from tree to tree (Monteverde cloud forest, Costa Rica)

EXIT festival (Novi Sad, Serbia)

bungee jumping next to the Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to learn about your culture and i can show you how we do things here. I usually cook a dutch meal for guests and i would never turn down something typical from your country (or any food for that matter). I would love to learn a little bit about your language or history. And of course I will help you to ride a bike if you've never done that before.. its a must-do in the netherlands!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Cabo Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway, Oman, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Netherlands, Peru

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