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Melissa Van Dievel

Haacht, Flemish-Brabant, Belgium

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch; learning English, French
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Trying to become a designer (archite...
  • Art student (architectural and inter...
  • From Haacht (beer brewer city)( Close to Louvin and Brussels) Belgium
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discover the world / Start learning how to play my guitare

ABOUT ME

Hi
I'm Melissa ,a 20 year old Ginger ready to conquer the world! I believe that you only have one life, so you must make the very best out of it, by doing everthing you like, whenever you want to. I want to make new friends from all over the world. Share stories, experiences,ideas,... I'm a dreamer and very impulsive, I take things as they come and try to make the very best out of every moment.I'm also into Art, Architecture, design ! I'm ready to create and make people aware of the everyday beauty, try to make the world a bit more a better place in my own way. I spend my days going wild on my favourite music (Mumford and sons, Snakadaktal, Bombay bicycle club, Bon Iver, We where promised jetpacks,...) , eating good food, painting, drawing, making my room a mess (I'm very good at this :p), going to exhibitions with friends and finding inspiration in the things that surround me and completing my bucketlist,...
The place I really like to hang out is H30, where I'm active as a volunteer. H30 is an artistic workplace for people who need a place to go with their passion. A place where I've learned a lot. But enough said about me, who are you and what's your story ...? :)

PHILOSOPHY

Life is too short
to miss out on opportunities !

Laugh as much as you have breath in your lungs

Be the change you want to see in the world

En ik besloot dat ik alles kon
( google translate will help )

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

A few summers ago I went to Dublin (on a Friday a friend an I suddenly decided we wanted to go to Dublin , arrived that sunday :p, to give you an idea of how very impulsive I like to be) Anyway, my friend and I stayed in a hostel, which was a great experience ! Met some wonderfull people, had some nice chats. But I felt like I was missing something, which were the stories of a local, seeing the city trough another point of view than the touristic one. After my trip I discovered Couchsurfing and now that I have, all I want to do is leave as soon as I can and start exploring :D !

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Had my first in Berlin and it was AWESOME ! Our host was the best host I could ever have imagined for having my first time. Thank you for making me believe in this amazing concept.
Second one in London didn't dissapoint either , slept on a boat and went to a cool houseparty.

Interests

MUSIC ! My life is full of music, ever since I was a child I sang whole day long and still nothing has changed ( Don't worry, I won't sing in public :p) Art ! Actually everything that can be called Art :), self-made things, Photograpy ! (still prefer the old analog way) History, Festivals, Theatre (I did it myself, regret it that I stopped) , Traveling ,design, writing,... But most important, interesting people with a story to tell.
But my biggest interest is THE WORLD, I'm here to see everything that is given to me, and I won't stop until I have :D

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES :Into the wild, Jeux d'enfants, Amélie Poulain, Tot Altijd, Elle s'appellait Sarah, Mr Nobody and yes , all the Harry Potter movies :p
MUSIC : THE BEATLES, Foo fighters, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Mumford and sons, The Wombats, The Weepies,Modest mouse, Frightened rabbit, White lies, The Vaccines, Florence and the machine, Elbow, Bon Iver, Of monsters and men, Angus and Julia Stone, Ben Howard, Editors, Bombay Bicycle club, James Vincent Mcmorrow, Franz Ferdinand, the cave singers, the National, and MANY MANY others....
BOOKS: Listomania (by Stijn van de Voorde), Lennon(biography by Robert Van Yper), The Shadow of the wind (by carlos Ruiz Zafon), Elle s'appellait Sarah, Shakespeare, Kartonnen dozen en sprakeloos by Tom Lanoye! ,...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Canyoning in France, Climbing the Ben Nevis, Sleeping alone in an abandoned second-hand shop ,Drinking milk from a freshly milked cow

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium

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