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Overview

  • 5 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • phd student. More explanation on www.phdcomics.com ;-)
  • master in biochemistry and bioinformatics
  • From Zoutleeuw, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finish my phd and see the world...

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Zoutleeuw, a tiny and rural place. I spent the last 8 years studying in Leuven, a rather small but very lively and charming city in the heart of Belgium. I moved to Leuven in the summer of 2007. Right now I work here at the university and live just outside Leuven. I like to have people around me, I'm very social. A little drawback is that I easily get bored (I am the kind of person who is always nagging 'what are we gonna do'), so I like to organize things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm offering my couch, and if there's enough time I can show you around the city and take you out to a nice bar in the evening. I totally love the concept and idea behind this, and I am very curious who'll end up next at my couch!
And I would like to surf couches abroad too, of course!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Number of guests I hosted so far: 1

Number of couches I surfed: 1

Interests

Literature, music, movies, cooking (when I was about 16 years old, I was a real feminist, claiming that I would never ever cook. But now it's one of the things I enjoy the most :-), traveling, politics, history, board games

  • literature
  • cooking
  • politics
  • movies
  • board games
  • traveling
  • music
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Lord of the Rings, to kill a mockingbird, the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, Sandman comics
Music:Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Bob Dylan, dEUS, Red hot chili peppers (when they were still exciting and funky, Anthony Kiedis taking singing lessons was a bad idea), Placebo, 16 Horsepower (best liveband ever), PJ Harvey, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the soundtrack of any Tarantino movie
Movies: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, the Kill Bills, Death Proof, Edward Scissorhands, A Nightmare before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, La Meglio Gioventu, Lost Highway,21 Grams, The Cement Garden, Summer of Sam and much more... If you ever stay at my place, there is a lot of chance that I will take you to the movies, I'm a movie-addict ;-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium

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