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  • 8 References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish; learning French, German, Italian, Portuguese
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • No occupation listed
  • Bachelor in Business administration in tourism management
  • From Edam
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Smile and the world will smile with you !


I am a person who enjoys life to the fullest; every single part of it.
I like to learn new things, especially new languages. Latin America is my continent! Love the people, lifestyle, climate, music, food. Although I have only visited a very small number of Latin American countries I know that one day I will pack my backpack and travel all of them.


Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it
Maya Angelou

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Actually I just started to make use of the website of Couchsurfing, although I had made a profile some years ago when I was backpacking through Mexico. Never ended up couchsurfing myself though and I also was never able to host someone since I never had my own place with a possible couchsurf space.
Now that I am living in Rio de Janeiro I got to know that the couchsurfing- community here is quite big! Always good to get to know more people who enjoy this marvelous city!


People, cultures, photography, food & cooking, languages and dancing

  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • music
  • backpacking
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Reggae, salsa, samba, soca, KOC, Juan Luis Guerra, Ben Harper, bachata, Ivete Sangalo, Seu Jorge, Alexandre Pires, Bonobo, indie, sing-a-songwriters, acoustic guitar play (on the beach, best place)

Pura Vida - José Maria Mendiluce; best book I've ever read
Paulo Coelho, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Into the wild, Shawshank redemption, Babel, Crash, Amélie, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Intouchables

Serie: Touch

National Geographic

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the most special moments was visiting my family in Surinam in 2011. It was the first time I saw my grandfather and maaaaany other familymembers. It was such a warm feeling and very special to know that I have such a big and wonderful family. Despite of the distance I know that they will always be there.

Teach, Learn, Share

~ Gentileza gera gentileza ~

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain

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