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  • Fluent in English, French, German, Spanish
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2012
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About Me

I am a curious person and I like to get to know, and to learn from you guys about your perspectives, thoughts and your culture. Maybe we even become friends? In any way: Be warmly welcome at my place, and thank you so much for kindly welcoming me at your home! :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

What began as a self-therapy against anxciety became an elementary part of my life and personal philosophy


Trying to work on myself.

Living and experiencing life, nature, cultures, supportive communities and sustainable living concepts, sharing economy and permaculture. I am curious about people, like to engage myself a bit inside and outside my little town, making my first steps as a systemic therapist and in science communication.

Learn all I can discover about natural sciences, in particular all about the earth and it's living and not living nature, it's ecology and the universe above us. Not much less I am interested in psychology, sociology, philosophy, politics and religions. If I am not with the books, I love being away and outdoors. To hike and travel, to connect with nature and the people.

  • meditation
  • politics
  • astronomy
  • history
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • travel
  • nature
  • cultures
  • sciences
  • hospitality
  • humanism
  • humanitarianism
  • disaster relief
  • factfulness
  • systemic therapy
  • quirkology :)

Music, Movies, and Books

I am fascinated and inspired by the curiosity and visionary of the old universal scholars, the drive of the great explorers, the attitude of humanists and philosophers, the spiritual wisdom of meditators, the brilliant minds of so many scientists, and the farsighted human understanding, kindness and care of some special people I luckily happened to meet somehow and somewhere on my journey through life.

They where, and are my teachers, mentors, muses and inspiration. Some of these remarkable women and men enunciated the heart of their view in a, at least in my opinion, quite elaborate way. Here a, yet not complete choice of examples:

The road not taken (R. Frost)
Steps (H. Hesse)
Kosmos (A. v. Humboldt)
Special and General Theory of Relativity (A. Einstein)
Squire von Ribbeck at Ribbeck in Havelland (T. Fontane)
The Ants (J. Ringelnatz)
The Story of the Hammer (P. Watzlawick)
Forty-Two (D. Adams)
Die Abenteuer des Käpt'n Blaubär (Käpt'n Blaubär)
Tiziano Terzani. "One More Ride On The Merry Go Round" and "The End Is My Beginning"
Paulo Coelho's ¨The Alchemist¨
"The little prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupérie
"Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think" by Hans Rosling,
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress" by Steven Pinker

Last but not least: "Philémon and Baucis", the ancient Greek myth's heroes I borrowed my couchsurfing name from.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Not sure about that. What is amazing for me, for you might be an every day's experience. So....

Loads of vivid memories I have from my travels all around the world, and the people I met there. Almost every day I am astonished about the beauty of nature outside my house-door. And faszinating me every night is to see all these distant stars, realizing that their light quanta traveled million years before reaching their final destination: The retina of my eyes, and my amazed mind.

Teach, Learn, Share

My home. And, should you be with me, or if you kindly invited me to be your guest: I believe to know a bit about what I wrote above. Surely I can say, I care about it wholeheartedly. I am more than happy to share that with you, if you are interested in hearing about it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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