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  • 8 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • ESL teacher
  • English & Latin/European Studies
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


To learn as many languages as possible


I love (learning) languages, and currently speak Dutch (mother tongue), English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese and Hungarian to some extent but would love to speak more. I can say "habitación con ducha" In Spanish.


“He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
― Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host, I travel. I went to my first CS meeting in Dublin in October '16 and it was great!


When I was on Erasmus in Budapest, Hungary, I learned more about couch surfing because my flatmates used it. We hosted some people too, and the experience was always positive.


music, languages, series, travelling, cultures, writing, journalism

  • writing
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • teaching
  • history
  • journalism
  • languages
  • study abroad

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6381343-els-dehaen
Music: http://www.last.fm/user/gephura

I generally watch all movies that people recommend. Feel free.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've cycled from Belgium to Hungary with my friend Ádám (ok we took a train in Austria) and couchsurfed along the way.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm an ESL (English as a second language) teacher, so that. I also teach Latin and Dutch.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Hungary

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