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Discovering self-compassion and living every day with an open heart and a genuine smile and helping others to do the same.
I was born in Austria on a cold day in January 1982 to Dutch parents. Six months later they moved to Germany where we lived for 5 years. Then we moved to Japan and lived the glorious expat life for 5 years. After that we moved back to Germany (a different part this time). We stayed in Germany for quite some time albeit in different places. After a dozen or so years my parents decided to emigrate to Canada. This time (maybe to spite them) I didn't move along; I moved to Africa instead.
Two years, and many experiences later, I joined them on Canadian soil. A decade later, and I'm still here,
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love travelling and meeting new people. This site is such a great concept, as it allows you to combine both in a unique manner.
Cooking, eating, drinking, Tai Chi, tech gadgets, meditation, board games, card games, yoga, reading, acoustic guitar, ukulele, swimming, sleeping, riding my awesome electric bicycle through the city, cuddling, and - most importantly - coffee!
- board games
- scuba diving
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Road trip from Cape Town to the Etosha park in Namibia; Bungy jumping from the Blaukrans bridge in South Africa; scuba diving in Egypt;
Teach, Learn, Share
I love to learn new things and I'm an eager student.
In exchange, I can teach you the 108 moves of the Tai Chi set.
I'm also a passionate (gluten-free) cook and I love making raw desserts.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Mexico, Portugal, Sweden, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Germany, Japan, South Africa