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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish
  • 45, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Nurse
  • MSc Public Health
  • From Wegberg, NRW, Germany
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About Me


To go every month to a different country for a short trip. Suggestions welcome ...


What can I say about myself ... I think silent waters run deep sums it up perfectly. What you see is definitely not what you get, just remember that when you find yourself in a place or space you are having loads of fun but never thought of going to.

My hobbies really define who I am ... so take a look below


"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never" (Hermann Hesse)- that's why I love traveling and meeting people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


UP till sporadically - more meeting people and places is on the card. And happy to be the guide in London from March 2017.


Had my first couchsurfing experience in 2011 and met some lovely people in the CZ Republic at the Rock for People festival. But since then I have been a bit slack on this site. So the second resolution is ... to be more active both as local guide (sorry can't host at the moment) and in discovering new people and places via CS. Let's meet up somewhere ...


Food, food and more food is my main hobby. This is followed by music (from Beethoven to Rammstein as long as it is loud), traveling (esp. if it involves the great outdoors, activities and/or animals). To keep everyone warm, I can knit a mean hat, scarf and/or gloves for anyone willing to brave the elements with me :-)

  • books
  • festivals
  • education
  • running
  • comics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • knitting
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Right now I am in a movie and book phase .... because it is winter and I like to be indoors.
Summer - a lot of times it involves traveling to and working at festivals in the UK as a medic - so music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working for a humanitarian aid agencies. I learnt that happiness is a state of mind. Independent of material things and a lifesaver during dark hours.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing is the best - and generates the most happy memories.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Negotiable with the host

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Germany, India, Nepal, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

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