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To leave behind the familiar and boldly face the unknown.
I'm a down-to-earth kinda guy, very curious about the world and the society we live in, rather skeptical about self-proclaimed elites and moral authorities.
In order to become a journalist I moved to Vienna five years ago, which was the best decision in my life so far, because I've made great friends here and fully embraced the city life style. You have to know that I grew up in rural Upper Austria on the farm of my parents, more or less cut off from the world (except for TV and Internet of course). Now I'm enjoying life in the city and trying to make it as a journalist.
Be and let be, don't proselytize anyone and question yourself first
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I offer my couch to travelers who visit Vienna. And whenever I'm travelling I try to meet other Couchsurfers and get to know the city/place through their eyes.
I've encountered very generous and helpful people, was surprised by how much trust hosts I had just met invested in me and overall I've fallen in love with this project :-)
International Relations, political systems, cultural differences and the common human denominator, philosophy, religions and ethics, history, science fiction, satire, edgy TV series and movies, TV news production, (computer) games, jogging, hiking, chilling with friends in the park or a public space (MQ anyone),...
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies/TV: "Planet of the Apes" (the original from 1968, not the horrible remake), X-Men (especially 1 and 2), Noviembre (by Achero Mañas), Shrek, Crustacés et coquillages, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "Unter Verdacht" (German crime TV series), Six Feet Under, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, ...
Books: "Im Westen nichts Neues" (E.M. Remarque), 1984 (by George Orwell), "Brave New World" (Aldous Huxley), Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Middlesex (by Jeffrey Eugenides), "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, Sookie Stackhouse novels, also non-fictional books (Nietzsche, Karlheinz Deschner, etc.)
Music: Vetusta Morla, Marea, Cat Empire, Muse, Ska-P, Manu Chao, Rosenstolz, System of a Down, Bloc Party, The Kinks, Farin Urlaub, Arcade Fire...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Walking next to the abyss on the Cliffs of Moher/Ireland, spending a perfect day in Retiro Park/Madrid, seeing twin-rainbows at my parent's place...
Teach, Learn, Share
teach: how to make your own (mini-)movie, unlock all cars and characters at Mario Kart Wii and cook original Austrian "Fleischknödel" (meat dumplings)
learn: foreign costums and dishes, drinking games, good literature, bands and movies... and any kind of useless knowledge in existence!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In