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  • 228 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian, Spanish; learning French
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Senior IT Consultant
  • School and the school of life.
  • From Arendal, Norway
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Enjoy life! Enjoy Summer!


PS: MY name is NOT Machita or Machita75. If you do not post my real name - your couch request will be rejected. You can find it in my references.

When you request my couch, Please be specific regarding dates - if you don't know your dates - you're likely too early to send a couch request! I arrive "Sometimes in July" is NOT good enough. I need to arrival and departure date and time before I will accept.

ABOUT ME: I LOVE to travel, I host when I can and I have travelled the AFS and Couchsurfing way ever since I was 17 (however my family started hosting AFS exchange students already when I was 16). I love to meet other like-minded people and I love the opportunities that the Couchsurfing network gives to meet people like you!

Personality: I am a person that puts a big effort into spending time with my friends whom i care deeply for. I like people to feel comfortable around me and I often spend a lot of energy to make sure they do. This said, I also need my space alone to recharge the batteries.

Im a social butterfly and I love getting to know new people, but because I put lots of energy into being there for others, I also have periods where I like to be alone and need time for my non-CS friends.

I love animals and I have a beautiful cat, Saffi, a longhaired persian.


"To realize one's destiny is a persons only obligation." - From "The Alquemist" - by Paolo Coelho

Life is about embracing each others imperfections instead of complaining about them.

I also loved these short words of wisdom: "My Favorite Thing About Gummy Bears Is Knowing That They Can't Fight Back When You Bite Their Heads Off =)"

Everything will be ok in the end, if it's not OK, its not the end!

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Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I am really passionate about Couchsurfing and all the friends i have found through this community. I used to be a very active member in many of the volunteer teams, however I am not able to do so any more. Now I only host occationally and meet friends I have made through the project.


Hosted "104" / Surfed "52"

2014 Will Host: Anni (81) from FinlandWill Host Anick-Marie (49) from Canada Hosted: Florian (80) from SwitzerlandHosted: Irena (103) from Czech Republic and Ze (104) from Brazil Travelled with Emma in Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

2013 Hosted Anick-Marie (49) from Canada Hosted Maikel (75) from The Netherlands Been Hosted by Birgit & Felix in Orth an der Donau, Austria Been Hosted by Steven (46) & Katrien (47) in Roeselare, Belgium Been hosted by Alfredo (7) in Rome, Italy Been hosted by Giampiero (6) in Ascoli Piceno, Italy Travelled with Anni in Rome, Napoli & Salerno, Italy 2012 Hosted: Roger (102) from Arizona, USA Been hosted by: Liewe (51) and Lien (52) in Amsterdam, Netherlands Been hosted by: Aldo (50) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands Been hosted by: Maikel (48) & Angelique (49) in Eindhoven, NetherlandsBeen hosted by: Steven (46) & Katrien (47) in Gent, BelgiumBeen hosted by: Anni (27) in Aberdeen, Scotland Hosted Tarek (100) from EgyptTravelled with: Magnus from Sweden in Costa RicaBeen hosted by: Melanie in Houston, Texas (45)Hosted: Maikel (75) & Angelique (101) from NetherlandsHosted: Randall (38) from Costa Rica & Tarek (100) from Egypt 2011 Hosted: Randall (38) from Costa Rica Been hosted by: Martin (43) and Ellie (44) in FinlandBeen hosted by: Øyvind (10) and Madeleine (42) in NorwayHosted: Øyvind (35) and Madeleine (99) from NorwayHosted: Arthur (98) from Brazil and Øyvind (35) from NorwayHosted: David (97) from FranceHosted: João Pedro (96) from PortugalHosted: Eduardo (94) & Carmen(95) from Argentina / SpainHosted: Ashley (93) from USAHosted: Antoine (91) & Laure (92) from FranceHosted: Harlem (90) from USAHosted: Sergio (89) from ItalyHosted: Steven (66) & Katrien (88) from BelgiumHosted: Diana (87) from MexicoHosted: Åse (86) from NorwayBeen hosted by Chris (24) and Sarah (41) in LondonHosted: Luiz (84) from Costa Rica and Maui (85) from MexicoHosted Øyvind (35) from NorwayHosted: Maikel (75) from NetherlandsHosted: Chang min Chu (82) and Yunlian (83) from SingaporeHosted: Anni (81) from FinlandHosted: Florian (80) from SwitzerlandHosted: Wendy (79) from NetherlandsBeen hosted by: Wendy (39) and Tom (40) in Tromsø, Norway2010Been hosted by: Simon (37) and Tirsa (38) in Copenhagen, DenmarkBeen hosted by: Roberta (9) in Rome, ItalyBeen hosted by: Bjørn (36) in Bremen, GermanyHosted: Oscar (77) and Laura (78) from MexicoHosted Daniel (76) from GermanyBeen hosted by Daniel (35) from GermanyHosted Jon (41) from NorwayHosted Maikel (75) from NetherlandsBeen hosted by Carissa (32), Cindy (33) and Zach (34) in California, USABeen hosted by Alexandra (29) in California, USABeen hosted by Marco (19) in California, USABeen hosted by Denise (31) in Arizona, USABeen hosted by Amanda (30) in Arizona, USABeen hosted by Linda (1) in Oslo, NorwayHosted Christiano (73) & Simona (74) from Italy2009 Hosted Randall (38) from Costa RicaHosted Clement (72) from FranceHosted Sylvain (71) from FranceHosted Thomas (54) from GermanyHosted Anick-Marie (49) from CanadaBeen hosted by Marco (19) in Los Angeles, CA, USABeen hosted by Alexandra (29) in Fullerton, CA, USAHosted Alexandra (70) from CA, USAHosted PapaSteed (69) from Switzerland / USA Hosted Ludwig (67) and Philip (68) from Germany Hosted Steven (66) from Belgium Hosted Øyvind (35) from NorwayHosted Tim (64) and Jeroen (65) from NetherlandsBeen hosted by Kalliope (29) in GreeceBeen hosted by Vince (18) and Anni (27) in SwitzerlandBeen hosted by Lisa (25) and Fabian (26) in SwitzerlandHosted Giampiero (17) and Alessandro (18) from Italy (June)Hosted Mariann (64) from Norway / UKHosted Chee (62) and Noralina (63) from MalaysiaHosted Peter (61) from GermanyBeen hosted by Chris (24) in London, UKHosted Steffi (60) from GermanyBeen hosted by Chris (24) in London, UKBeen hosted by Alfredo (7) in Rome, ItalyBeen hosted by Chris (24) in London, UKHosted Gelzi (DE) (54), Brie (DE) (55), Joris (56) & Liesbeth (BE) (57), Xavier (FR) (58) and Carolina (NL) (59) 2008 Been hosted by Menno (21) in Amsterdam, NLBeen hosted by Nicolas S (22) and Tomek (23) in Rotterdam, NLBeen hosted by Menno (21) in Amsterdam, NL Been hosted by Rachel (20) in Berkeley, CA, USABeen hosted by Marco (19) in Los Angeles, CA, USAHosted Francesco (53) from ItalyHosted Brenda (52) from AustraliaBeen hosted by Vince (18) in Gossau, SwitzerlandBeen hosted by Jasper (16) and Liza (17) in Utrecht, NLBeen hosted by Sanna (15) in Bremen, DEBeen hosted by Gunilla (14) in Stockholm, SWEBeen hosted by Fernando (13) in Bremen, DEHosted Fernando (51) from MexicoHosted Jenn (9), Dominikys (50) and Karolis (10) from LithuaniaHosted Anick-Marie (49) from CanadaBeen hosted by Jenn (11) and Peter (12) in Vilnius, LithuaniaHosted Sven (48) from NorwayHosted Giampiero (17) and Simona (47) from Italy 2007 Hosted Flavio (45) and Luca (46) from Italy Been hosted by Bente and Pål (4 + 5) from Norway Hosted Jenn (9) and Anze (44) from LithuaniaBeen hosted by: Øyvind (10) NorwayTravelled with Øyvind in Italy and NorwayBeen hosted by Roberta (9) in Rome, ItalyBeen hosted by Fulvio (8) in Rome, ItalyBeen hosted by Alfredo (7) in Bologna, ItalyBeen hosted by Giampiero (6) in Ascoli Piceno, ItalyHosted Lina Mata (43) from Costa RicaHosted Rob O'Connor (42) from USAHosted Jon (41) from NorwayHosted Susanne (40) from GermanyHosted Dave (39) from England/FinlandCo-surfed Bentes and Påls place with Flavio & Carlo, Aimee & Jessica, Liewe & Lien, Ricard, Celine & SamBeen hosted by Bente and Pål (4 + 5) in NorwayHosted Randall (38) from Costa RicaHosted Joy (36) and Chen (37) from ChinaHosted Øyvind (35) from NorwayHosted Eva (33) and Fabio (34) from ItalyHosted Elisabeth (32) from AustriaHosted Judith (31) from USAHosted Sam (30) from AustraliaHosted Evita (28) and Karlis (29) from LatviaHosted Joanna (26) and Justine (27) from PolandHosted Marco (25) from FranceHosted Roberta (23) from Italy and Rachel (24) from HK Hosted Allison (21) and Andrin (22) from USAHosted Marianne (19) and Dimitry (20) from BelgiumHosted Giampiero (17) and Alessandro (18) from ItalyHosted Elisabete (16) from PortugalHosted Kerryn (15) from AustraliaHosted Laura (14) from SpainHosted Jen (12) and Amanda (13) from USAHosted Klemens (11) from AustriaHosted Jenn (9) and Dominykus (10) from LituaniaHosted Karen (7) and Janice (8) from Hong KongHosted Claudio (5) and Maurizio (6) from ItalyHosted Will (4) from USAHosted Jeff (2) and Myriam (3) from FranceTravelled with Barbara from Holland in CRBeen hosted by Cyril (3) in San Jose, Costa RicaBeen hosted by Jeniffer (2) in David, Panama2006Hosted Santiago (1) from GuatemalaPrevious:Been hosted by Linda (1) in Oslo, NorwayTravelled with Andy from USA in Costa Rica, 1999Travelled with Eve from New Zealand and Oneshi from USA in Costa Rica, 1993 for 11 months.

I have also done loads of offline CouchsurfingPartied with and met for sightseeing: Many more ...

Music, Movies & Books

Books: I love reading. I read a lot my favourite genres are Young Adult, sci-fi and Fantasy.

Music- I love music and my taste of music is very varied. This is because I listen to music that match the mood Im in and I also attach music to memories.

Rock, classical, romantic, Latin american, Indie, are my favourite genres.

Movies - I LOVE movies. Im a daydreamer and I have quite a good fantasy. I also can totally live myself into a story I watch and read, SOME (not all listed) of my favourite movies are: Per Genres: Comedy, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller, Facts, Nature Documentaries etc. TV shows: The Simpsons, House, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, How I met your mother, That 70s show, One Tree Hill, CSI, NCIS, Dexter and several others. I also love National Geographic shows about volcanoes and other major forces of nature.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have done and experienced so many amazing things in my life, and I am so glad there is much more to come!

Amazing thing done The most important thing I did in my life was what woke me up as an explorer and also thought me so much about my own personality. - I travelled to Costa Rica as an exchange student in 1993 and was hosted by a local family and attended public school for 1 year. It was a genuinely marvelous experience and the meeting with a so different and fascinating culture from my own has made me love the warm and friendly people of Costa Rica as well as the gorgeous nature in Costa Rica. It tought me so many things about myself and people around me and opened up my mind to so many new impulses. I have later always been drawn to this ambient of travelling and openminded people :) It is really addictive.

Amazing things seen Nature: Sun set over the desert/beaches. Listening to the dripping from the rain on the leafs in the in the cloudforest. Felt the wingstrokes from hummingbirds swarming around my head (like small motor engines). Photographing poisonous frogs the size of my thumb finger nail (at 5am) surrounded by howler monkeys. Standing by the foot of a very much alive rumbling volcano watching the lava stream down from the perfect cone while listening to the gas explotions from it. Beautiful view over the snowy alps. Sun shining on recently fallen crystalized snow in the forest.

People: A smile from a stranger becoming your friend. The bonds with the people that opened their hearts and home for me when I lived in Costa Rica, that made my 1 year stay into a safe place, that showed a stranger love and treated me like family. LOVE - from Family and Friends that encourage you and support you, no matter what you go through. A pets unconditional love. My cat is so wonderful

Other than that, I have done and seen quite a bit wonderful things in my life. I once did outdoor bbq in -17C during winter with a friend of mine. Food almost froze before we could eat it, even straight from bbq.

Teach, Learn, Share

We can all learn from each other !

Being open-minded, respectful, polite and treat each other in a good way, we can make the world a better place. The intercultural exchanges between people from different cultures gives us the opportunity to make new friends amongst people we would have never have met in other ways. Making friends from all the world is a fantastic way to fight for world peace.

In case you are interested, I have added a few links to helpful information on CS

* Safety * Safety guidelines and tips for travellers * Terms of Use * CS Guidelines * Member Dispute & Safety FAQ .

Other Useful links

* Frequently Asked Questions * Verification

* Cheat Sheet * How to Search and Request a Couch * How to write a couchrequest * How to be a good guest * How to be a good host * How to customize your profile

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Costa Rica, Norway, United States

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