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  • 4 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Swedish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Poetry, children's literature, baking, laughing and lovin...
  • MA English and Swedish literature and linguistics
  • From Antwerp, Belgium
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Tea, scones and a children's book for breakfast!


I'm 24 years old, from Belgium, and I like all things cultural (like museums, theatre, literature and more), but I like to look at these things with a healthy dose of humour, not too highbrow about it. I enjoy seeing things in a different light and that's why I enjoy reading so much as well as traveling and getting to know new people. I am interested in children's literature and poetry (I read and write it) and I love the U.K. and Sweden. I'm an optimistic, open-minded and enthusiastic person that doesn't drink (just because I don't like the taste of alcohol). I like the occasional party, but I'm more of a morning person than someone that goes out until the small hours. I'm green minded and eco friendly and I love absurd humour and going to a cafe to have tea (and scones!) and a good chat and laugh!


love is a place / & through this place of / love move / (with brightness of peace) / all places / yes is a world / & in this world of / yes live / (skillfully curled)/ all worlds (e.e.cummings)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm lived in Glasgow for a year and I wanted to meet like-minded people to hang out with over there! Now that I'm back in Antwerp (Belgium), I can show you around and take you to a nice cafe! We can have interesting and funny conversations (with tea of course!) and find out about lovely places in the city! ^^


I met some really nice and genuinely interested people in Glasgow through Couchsurfing, yay!


All things cultural
meeting people
absurd humour
going to a cafe in the afternoon
reading and writing

  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • poetry
  • recipes
  • breakfast
  • baking
  • partying
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing

Music, Movies, and Books

I love poetry: Pablo Neruda, E. E. Cummings, W. H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Peter Verhelst, ...
Children's Literature: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Joke Van Leeuwen, Shaun Tan, Beatrix Potter, ...
Russian literature and magical realist literature: Bulgakov, Charms, Gabriel García Márquez, Jonathan Safran Foer
Movies: Amélie Poulain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Miss Sunshine, Så som i Himlen, Du Levande, ... and costume drama's (preferably with Colin Firth ;))
Music: Sigur Ròs, KEANE, Efterklang, Gogol Bordello, gypsy music!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I traveled to the Lake District in England and entered the house of Beatrix Potter after having visited William Wordsworth's house I was seriously overwhelmed. Beautiful!

Teach, Learn, Share

If you'd like to get some baking recipes, or want to start reading poetry, but don't know where to start, you can ask me! I've also traveled throughout the U.K., including Scotland, Wales and England, so if you want to get some advice on where to go exactly, please ask!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom

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