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Overview

  • 12 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • office assistant
  • Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance (W....
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

see the worlds' biggest pool

ABOUT ME

Words are a very limited medium to define a person, so this is merely a faint attempt.
Some keywords: Calm/lazy/organic foods/beer/food/cooking!/sleazy jazzbars/music/hiking/thinker/yoga/meditation

PHILOSOPHY

Someone of whom I've forgotten the name once said: "Thoughts, not events, have the power to make myself happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it".
The only thing real is the present moment.

The culture in which whe grow up partially shapes our identity, our vision on the world. Travelling for me means breaking out of that reality and connecting to people, to share experiences, stories. Discovering the world also means discovering yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Ishare the simple things in life. Joy, crazy & philosophical ideas , thoughts and interests,experiences, smart and less smart ideas, ...

If I'm hosting you, you can mostly expect lazy jazzbar nights with 'trappist'-beers, good/possibly vega food , some culture, and I've also taken some into the countryside for nature walks before. (that, of course, depends on how active the people want to be ;) )

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

hosting, guiding

Interests

One of my favourite hobbies is photography, preferrably in old abandoned mansions and factories. Find me in muddy waters out in the countryside to soak in the landscape and its history
Find me in the kitchen cluttering about and trying out new recipes. I absolutely love sweets and food, but I realised how important it is to respect your health, so I always try to find 'healthy' alternative recipes.
Find me on small&fine music festivals
some yoga classes from time to time
Try to pick up some good music or lectures e.g. from TedX

  • culture
  • photography
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • beer
  • organic food
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

continuously expanding. Unfortunately I tend to forget a lot of what I read/watch

my all time favourites: Black cat, white cat (I adore this absurd humour) , Zeitgeist , the "What the bleep do we know" docs,Videocracy/TedX talks

music...too much. I'm always in for jazz.
Some artists at the moment: Los callejeros, Goran Bregovic, Blasted Mechanism, Dead can dance, Opeth, Talvin Singh, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

a photosession in an old, dark& silent abandoned mine corridor, deep below ground level

Trying to walk on the muddy grounds of a dry river next to a 19th century shipwreck
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See the sunset in a black, rough volcanic landscape of timanfaya

Teach, Learn, Share

The world we are living in evolves rapidly, new technologies define our ways of communication and how we perceive the world.
CS enables to share and learn about the world across political borders, independently, uncensored,by one of the simplest, authentic means of communication: a simple chat on a quiet night.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Portugal, Spain

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