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Descripción general

  • 15 Referencia 11 Confirmado y positivo
  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, French, German, Hindi; learning Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Romanian
  • 37, Female
  • Miembro desde 2010
  • Graduate teaching and research assistant
  • India, France and Switzerland
  • No hay información sobre ciudad natal.
  • Perfil 100% completo

Acerca de mí


I'm discovering the nitty-gritty's of intercultural behavior in people from different countries. The things that lead to potential misunderstandings are very insightful indeed.

I'm open-minded, honest and have a great sense of humour. I'm also respectful of different ways of doing things. I speak several languages fluently. I'm very keen to know about other cultures and people.


All human beings are unique so accept them as they are and don't judge them all the time according to your standards. Remember that they might be judging you simultaneously according to their standards and not accept you as you are. It is important to remember that value systems and standards differ from individual to another and it is not fair to put people in a box before knowing them well. I learnt the hard way that it's worth giving someone a second chance and the benefit of doubt.I recently also realised that change is not a negative thing at all and it actually challenges me to become a better person.

Por qué estoy en Couchsurfing


Please read my profile carefully before sending me a hosting request so that you don't waste your time.
At the moment, I do not have sleeping arrangements for a guest due to renovation work in my appartment. However, depending on my schedule, I can meet up with you downtown for a drink or a coffee.
Please don't send me last minute requests to meet up though as I have a very hectic schedule writing my PhD thesis.


I couchsurfed in Poland, Holland and Denmark and met couchsurfers in Nantes, France as well in Montreal, Canada. It's always an enriching experience as I can learn so much from others.


I play the piano and i sing classical soprano arias. I also love dancing salsa, bachata and kizomba. I'm also fond of snow-shoe trekking and hiking.

  • singing
  • dancing
  • bachata
  • partying
  • traveling
  • poker
  • piano
  • hiking
  • boxing
  • dialects
  • languages
  • beaches

Música, películas y libros

I love music and literature (mostly classical but also old jazz and 80's pop and soul). But i'm also interested in modern and contemporary music. Anything with a good melody is good for me. As for books, as long as the storyline is good, it's ok.
As for movies, i love romantic comedies ( ex. You've got mail) and movies on tactical warfare (ex. op gun). I also love art house cinema (ex. Das Leben der Anderen, Lunchbox, La Crise )

Algo asombroso que he hecho

Travelling through Germany using the mitfahrgelegenheit and mitfahrzentrale. On a trip from Leipzig to Munich, I was in car with people speaking Berliner and Bavarian dialects and I didn't understand a word.

Beating my host in Holland in a poker-like board game with the help of this friends.

Visiting Christiania and attending a beach party with my host in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both activities made me step out of my comfort zone for real but was nevertheless quite exciting.

Enseñe, aprenda, comparta

Communication with others from similar or different cultures can be challenging, but it's definitely worth the effort.

Qué puedo compartir con los anfitriones

Open-mindedless, willingness to adjust and sharing a laugh about a joke. Do make yourself feel at home Don't worry about offending me if you do something different than I do.

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