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Charlotte Braeckeveldt

Gent, East-Flanders, Belgium

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Afrikaans, French, German
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • University student of Dutch and Engl...
  • No education listed
  • From Ingelmunster
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I am this life and this life is my diamond.

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm a 22 year old linguistics student in Ghent. I'm also head of the Green students, so you'll often find me organizing events for GRAS (Green Students). I lived in Stellenbosch for a couple of months and loved it; I want to go back to SA as soon as possible! I love going out and exploring life so I want to meet as many new people as I can!

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live, but quite literally. I'm a vegan and although I'm definitely not a preacher, I do like to talk about animal rights with people who are like minded.
Very much eco-conscious: we have to take care of our planet, as it is the only one we've got. I try to live as pure as I can, and minimize my ecological footprint.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a couch available, however I'm often very busy. People staying with me should be independent travelers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first CS experience has been completed and it was amazing! My host was wonderful and I learned a lot from her.

Interests

- my friends, who feature regularly in my dreams,
- my greyhound Lama, we rescued her from the racing tracks in Spain. She likes to bark at rabbits.
- my principles ground me.
- my family, especially my sister and my aunt
- I love reading: my favorite books and movies are those that have inner conflict that is quiet and dignified.
- ecological living, sustainability and alternative living styles: I'm interested in anything that can make our environment cleaner and that will sustain and nourish our planet. She deserves it.

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
Agaat by Marlene van Niekerk
1984 by George Orwell
Kartonnen Dozen by Tom Lanoye
Max Havelaar by Multatuli
The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

Anything written by Jonathan Safran Foer, Judy Budnitz and Haruki Murakami.
I also enjoy Art Spiegelman's work a lot and have read all Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories and novels and loved them.
I have an intense dislike for anything by Hemingway.

Poetry:
everything by Wislawa Szymborska, Bart Moeyaert, Pablo Neruda, e e cummings, Emily Dickinson and Willem Elsschot.

Movies:
2001: A Space Odyssey, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Eyes Wide Open, Imagine Me and You, The Nun's Story. I have a soft spot for films that show the struggle between beliefs and principles and reality.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Walking around in New York and seeing all the contrasts, heights, lows, ... I felt like a superstar for some reason.
When I went sailing, I saw a volcano erupt while I was boating. Really cool.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, South Africa

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