Gretha Alkema

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning German, Spanish
  • 39, Other
  • Member since 2010
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About Me


enjoy every moment


Regis and I are easy going people, we love to have a good laugh, to have interesting discussions and above all: to enjoy good food!

Regis is a talented chef and would like to discover as much as possible about local cuisine in every place we visit. He is also an avid rugby player. I work in tourism and I love photography.

We both like simple things, to be happy with the things that we've got. We enjoy meeting new people and learning from them. We like a good party once in a while but also enjoy a quiet evening at home in good company.

We are currently on a world trip. We have met many interesting people during our trip and discovered many interesting places. We hope that with the help of couch surfers we can live the real 'local' experience and live extra-ordinary adventures.


Live your passion now!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We are new to couch surfing. Over the years we have hosted many friends on our couch and on our floor ;-) one of our friends even stayed for 3 months! We have not had any couch surfing members on our couch yet but that might change in the future. For the moment we are traveling.

In the Hague, where we lived before going on our trip, we've attended meetings of the ' the Hague CS group' and met some very nice people.

In Tokyo we have had a great couch surfing experience, it was our first.


Travel and meeting new people, good food and cooking, reading, history, politics, photography, music, good movies, sharing stories, lives and laughter.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Into the wild and everything by Jon Krakauer, Shantaram, Shadow of the wind, Persepolis, Shawshank Redemption, everything by Anne Rice, Bill Bryson, John Irving, Roald Dahl. Fantasy books: Raymond Feist and many more

Movies: everything by Tim Burton, everything by Quentin Tarantino, Amelie Poulin, La vita e bella, Pan's Labyrinth, Babel, Big Lebowski, Fargo, Zoolander, into the wild

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Living with a Rastafari family in the Blue Mountains and learning Ital cooking
- Doing the Fumaca trek in Brasil (highest waterfall in Brasil) and encountering a cobra and scorpions
- The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the most amazing landscape we have ever seen
- Eating Fugu in Japan and surviving it!

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