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  • 160 references 135 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian; learning Spanish
  • 43, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
  • chef
  • From Bergen, Vestland, Norway
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About Me


I love couchsurfing, but I only host people that read my profile😂. So if you want to stay with me you have to include the word Christmas lights 🎄 (totally random) somewhere in your request. Some people can't even be asked to read a single line in a profile before asking a host to invite a stranger in to their home. You don't have to read all of it thoroughly 😂. I know how time consuming finding a host can be. Just skim through it 😉and write a personal request
I also don't accept requests more than a month in advance, generally I prefer a weeks notice. Couchsurfing is not a free hotel you can just book randomly. Hosts have a life on their own. I don't know what I'm doing a weekend 4 months in to the future😂
So in conclusion, if you ask more than a month in advance or doesn't include the "secret" word you will be declined
However, I'm not a consistent person. If I for some reason I really like your request or profile I might accept you anyway 😂

Just started a new job (November 2023),so I will be home more and able to host, but probably won't host more than 2-4 times a month

As I said, I love couchsurfing (it used to be better though) Been using in since 2009 and I've met so many amazing people, as a host, as a guest or just meeting up with people. It has really had a impact on my life and how I travel. Seeing a place from a local perspective is an important part of travelling for me, couchsurfing gives me that opportunity.
And when I'm not travelling I can invite the world home to me 🙂

My profile used to say I love travelling no matter if it was to a hot or cold place. That is not true anymore, I've developed a hature for winter 😂. I might still travel to cold places, but I'm definitely more of a summer girl
Not very Norwegian of me I know 😂I'm not outdoorsy or fit either. I'm happy to walk around a city all day, but I probably won't join you for a hike

Nor am particularly in to partying either. (I'm so boring😂) Love beer and pubs, but hate clubs, unless it's a rock club 😉. I have been known to go dancing all night when travelling in Latin America, but it's more likely I just have a beer or 8 and just hang out some place it's possible to talk


those who can enjoy the small things in life have lots to be happy about

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I both surf and host


I only have good experiences using couchsurfing, both wile hosting and surfing. Always met great people :). Never had any bad experience, just a few interesting ones. They make for good stories later 😉

I do feel some people just use CS for a free bed these days. Many of the request I get haven't even read my profile. But there is still a lot of amazing people to be found here to though, you just have to look a little harder than before to find them🤣🤫


Traveling, football,music,books, history, movies,beer, card/board games

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: action, thriller sci fi, comedy, fantasy

Music: My tast in music is a bit random and not up to date. A little on the heavy side. My Spotify is one moment Manowar, then next Pink before some Avenged Sevenfold. And then suddenly Celine Dion

Books: I like all kind of book with a map in it, whether it's a map of an elaborate fantasy world of the real world.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have a lot of amazing and random stories from "breaking" in to a Romanian cemetery, to the crazy scissor man on a greyhound bus, to being at the first Hobbit movie premier, to crossing the Belize - Mexico border sort of illegally or living and working on weather station in the Arctic for 6 months with only 9 people, and 11 polar bears

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to cook some Norwegian dishes and my favorite card game gin and rumy. I'll be very happy if you wanna play that.

Yo hablo un poco Español y quiero practicar mas

I'm not very good with technology. I have a mess of TV/Internet connection wiers, maybe you can teach me how to get rid of all the wiers 😂

Share travel stories or maybe just random facts. Random facts is fun. Did you know that in Alaska you are not allowed to throw a moos out of a plane when it's in the air?

What I Can Share with Hosts

I usaualy prefer wandering around exploring on my own during the day,but like to spend time with my host during the evening,have a few beers (or wine) get to know them.
I cook for a living, don't really do that much when I'm travelling. Also Norwegian food is boring 😂 so I probably won't cook for my host. I love trying local food though, so will very happily try my host's specially or invite them out for dinner. Don't worry, I'm not picky or critical, so you don't have to be scared of cooking for me😂

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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