Josiane von den Hoff's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Payment not verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Maybe Accepting Guests

  • Last login over 1 year ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Josiane’s full profile. It’s free!

Overview

  • 0 references
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Dutch, Spanish
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • I spend time trying to understand myself and the world I ...
  • Teaching ... Univesrsity
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

" finding a goal?" sharing experiences . ..

ABOUT ME

what to say... ?! I'm not really talented to describe myself!
I think i'm an easy-going person, friendly and really curious about others, their culture, language.
I'm moving quite all the time, going to visit some friends everywhere, traveling, always wanting to learn new things...I also takE time just to chat, listen, see and appreciate what i live at the moment.

PHILOSOPHY

not juging the others, nor myself.
listening, watching the things truly, being honest with myself; keep my ideals and my dreams even if sometimes it's hard!

and try and never fall into a boring life...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love being hosted and on the other hand it's really cool to host someone and being able to help him/her to discover my place and culture.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

No experience yet so far. I just joined !

Interests

there are so many!
traditional musics and dances take me quite a lot of time; folk bals are really conviviality places, everybody dances the one with the other. i attend to bals in my area, and to festivals quite everywhere! we're also putting up an association in Grenoble with some friends, in order to diffuse these musics. otherwise i'm fond of meeting people, having great and long discussions around a good beer! each meeting is like a new universe which opens. i love traveling and discovering new landscapes and new ways of thinking. and i like reading, having good walks in the mountains, arriving on top and being so just happy! poetry, all sorts of musics, juggling, trying to play the accordion, to watch and sometimes doing performing arts, creating projects with people (i studied for three years at university theatre and cultural events' organization). i like people'smiles and looks, and watching the mountains, laugh, sunny mornings, parties, dancing, and above all living life...

  • cats
  • arts
  • culture
  • poetry
  • performing arts
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • beer
  • partying
  • flying
  • boating
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • juggling
  • sailing
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

books: all tolkien's... the lord of the ring, bilbo the hobbit, the silmarrilion...
hermann hesse'books too. a french author i discovered not such a long time ago, called Daniel Pennac, who writes so funny and clever books :) erri de luca, luis sepulveda...
and many others i don't remember!

musics...almost everything from drum'n bass to traditional music!
ojos de brujo, séu jorge, french and american folk music, souad massi, cesaria evora, ben harper, asa, beirut, moriarty, hindi zahra, titi robin, french bands as têtes raides or les ogres de barback, xavier rudd, janis joplin, the beatles, nina simone, jim murple memorial...

movies: into the wild, american beauty, usual suspects, the rocky horror picture show, the persian cats, almodovar's, tim burton's, wong kar-wai's movies, the musical Hair (yes, it's so kitsch and i think that's the reason i like it!), psychedelic movies, absurd movies (have you seen "God of Cockery", an incredible asiatic film? you should, it's completely crazy ;)), musicals, and recently a lot of documentary films.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Crossing the "Channel" by storm in a jetfoil, coming back from Nova-Scotia on the "Cat" (flying boat) saving the crew of sinking sailing boat!

Teach, Learn, Share

I've got a lot to learn, and probably as much to teach; let's just meet and we'll see!

Join Couchsurfing to see Josiane’s full profile. It’s free!