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Monica Hansson

Norrkoping, Ostergotland, Sweden

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Overview

  • 41 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning French, German
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Journalist.
  • University
  • From Virserum
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Change the world.

ABOUT ME

I am always looking for an adventure. May it be small or may it be big; an adventure is an adventure.

I am passionate about traveling and I am addicted to hitch-hiking (some people get thrilled by new clothes, I get thrilled by jumping into strangers' cars).

I have a big love for Africa and haven't seen much else of the world, yet.

I grow and learn every day just like you do.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe life is living simple and as you are. We are one with the nature and we should live accordingly.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I offer my couch to travelers where ever I live, and I surf couches where ever I go. Because it has changed my life, and I love it.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Biking around Milano with my host by night is one of the best things I've done through CS, and also getting whipped with birch twigs in Helsinki was pretty awesome.

Interests

Traveling. Traveling. I'm a travel-freak.
I love writing and photography, reading and to sit outside in the grass whispering with the wind.

I can walk around for hours taking photographs of all interesting, and sometimes uninteresting, things I see. Sitting down with a cup of tea and good company is also a great way to spend a day.

I am very open-minded, suggest an activity and I'm very unlikely to say no. If I haven't tried it before, I'm too curious to turn anything down.

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
Burned alive, Perfume, Nervous conditions, Exciting times, 11 minutes.

Movies:
007, Labyrinto el fauno and I enjoy slow and thoughtful movies such as the road, Buddha collapsed out of shame and the diving bell and the butterfly.

Music:
The Ark. Niki and the Dove. Claire Diterzi. Amélie les crayons. Loane. Habib Koité. Kazim. Sometimes reggae, mostly rock, never r&b.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Living in South Africa was the best thing I could ever do.

Mauritania and that endless desert - my five months in that environment changed me a lot. Driving lost in the desert, meeting the most interesting people and living in a culture so extremely different from my own... how can that be anything but amazing?

Malawi is up to now my heaven on earth. The people, the nature, the trekking and Lake Malawi... all good memories!

Also, all hitch-hiking I've done has been awesome in many ways. Especially HHing through south Europe and northwestern Africa.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: meditation, yoga and clearings.

Learn: horse riding, surfing. Local customs.

Share: experiences.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa, Sweden

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