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Overview

  • 20 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French
  • 51, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Photographer
  • No education listed
  • From Brunssum, Limburg, Netherlands
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About Me

Hey there, fellow wanderers!

I'm a young-at-heart, energetic soul, embracing life as a High Sensitive Sensation Seeker (HSSS) with a soft spot for interior design. Being a Cancer sun sign and with my rising also in Cancer, sensitivity is my superpower.

My world revolves around the vibes—feeling the atmosphere, absorbing the energy, and seeking that perfect mix of quiet moments, thrilling adventures, and intriguing challenges. Boredom is my mortal enemy, and my mind is a creative whirlwind.

In the grand scheme of human design, I'm a manifesting generator, and my personality dances to the beat of ENFP-T (The Networker). When not capturing life's beautiful moments as a self-employed photographer—specializing in weddings and family shoots—I'm serenading my soul with the tunes of a guitar in training and sharing my space with a four-legged friend part-time.

In September, I had the honor of doing my first wedding photoshoot in Lebanon, and I'm hopeful that more magical moments will follow.

While my heart craves connection with fascinating individuals from across the globe, you won't find me couch-surfing for dating—I'm here for the friendships, the stories, and experiencing life through the lens of locals. However, who knows, the universe works in mysterious ways!

Just a friendly heads-up: I appreciate it when men reaching out have references.

Sporty escapades, crossfit, solo city trips with a side of beach bliss, and a penchant for interior design and fashion (hello, Vinted addiction!) make up my eclectic mix. Dive into my adventures on Instagram @Sjurlieke and explore my photographic journey at www.sjurlie.nl.

For my photography business, check out my Instagram: @sjurliefotografie.

Fun fact: I'm a Beirut enthusiast, having immersed myself in its magic five times! 🇱🇧 I love Lebanese people, their incredible food, and the mentality to live every day like the last.

Currently, Beirut is charging me with memories to carry through some months in Holland, where it's cold, and everybody is meticulously planning life.

By the way, I absolutely adore exploring cities on foot, sometimes covering a whopping 15 km a day! It's my way of immersing myself in the pulse of a new place. Interestingly, in Beirut, everyone looks at me as if I'm crazy when they see me walking.

I have a soft spot for sarcastic humor and live for those moments when laughter makes my belly hurt.

At my home base, I've even embraced the Airbnb world as a superhost. Check out my cozy spot here: https://www.airbnb.nl/rooms/16575732?location=Brunssum%2C%20Nederland. I prefer Airbnb or guesthouses for my travels, as I cherish my privacy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet fascinating souls, forge new connections, and experience life through the lens of locals. Let's make memories together!

Interests

  • dogs
  • arts
  • theater
  • fashion
  • photography
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • dining
  • running
  • crossfit
  • gardening
  • reading
  • live music
  • psychology
  • going out
  • the beach
  • horseriding
  • arthouse movies

Music, Movies, and Books

Editors, Pearl Jam, Nothing but Thieves, Kings of Leon, Kensington, Muse, Eighties music, Foo Fighters, White Lies, The Killers, Nova Star, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Santana, eighties music, Yann Tiersen, Jazz

Books:
Waar is mijn speer, Heleen van Royen, Ciao Agnes, Think and Grow Rich, Fatwa, Ronald Giphart, Herman Koch, Kluun

Movies:
Dutch movies, arthouse movies

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelling on my own, starting my own business

What I Can Share with Hosts

My humor 🙂

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands

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