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Fabian Dreher

Karimunjawa, Central Java, Indonesia

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  • 443 Positive References4 Neutral
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  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Czech, Indonesian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Writing, communication, saving natur...
  • Mostly by accident, along the path I...
  • From Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy life, travel, discover. Host, surf and meet other human beings. Make friends and strangers happy!

ABOUT ME

I'm on the pursuit of happiness, knowing I'll never reach it, but the path is a destination itself. A wandering soul and mind.

I'm on a quest in this world, but I usually only know what I've been looking for once I found it.

I pretty much dislike money even though it allows me to do a lot of things I love, like travelling, climbing, meeting friends, cooking...

I love to have plenty of people around me and of course travelling, exploring the world and its richness of traditions, values, points of view and cultures. Travelling enlarges my own limited horizon an confronts me ever and ever again with new situations and ideas...

I consider myself a libertarian anarchist, even though I work(ed) for capitalist companies and live within a capitalist society. Tolerance starts by accepting our own contradictions, of which I have a lot! And I like my contradictions, they remind me that I'm human...

What else? I occasionally smoke and drink alcohol, but I think both in reasonable amounts and depending on the occasion, enjoy spending time with friends in bars and the nature (close to water or the mountains), talk a lot...

I'm an adrenaline junkie and love to move my body. Currently my favorite activities are capoeira, climbing and running up mountains. But I also enjoy good conversation with a friend or a stranger.

But make your own judgement, this is just the way I perceive myself...

PHILOSOPHY

I dream of a world where everybody is free to live her/his life the way they want, free to pursue their happiness whatever that means...tolerance is not enough for that, it's a matter of respect for all kinds of lifestyles...except for those which don't respect the others...as they say: we dare not, on the behalf of tolerance, tolerate the intolerant! Love life but don't take it too seriously...Enjoy the moment, you don't know if you will still be able to enjoy the tomorrow!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I offer my couch when I have a home, my company, my knowledge and my time, showing people around and meeting CouchSurfers whenever my other plans allow it.

I'm also hanging out at all kinds of CS meetings and sometimes I (help) organize them.

I became a CouchSurfing ambassador back in 2008, in order to help the community in Switzerland and across the world to connect, share our cultural values and exchange. I love what I'm doing and I do what I love. Volunteering involves passion.
I joined other working teams on CouchSurfing (CUQ, New member welcome and the Swiss PR&media team) for the same reason, because I think I can help people having a better experience.

I travel a lot with CouchSurfing and always look for great people to connect with. I am always looking forward to a next trip, I just usually don't know when and where to. But maybe you can give me some inspiration? I love to learn from the experience of my fellow human beings.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I met several Couchsurfers in the flat of my former girlfriend and wanted to host as well. So I did. My best decision ever! After having had the first couple of hosting and surfing experiences I joined a CS meetup and instantly fell in love with the spirit! A vast majority of the hosting and surfing so far were very pleasant and enriching experiences...
Before knowing about CS, I traveled a lot just meeting people along the way and staying with them (before Couchsurfing even existed) but it facilitates my way of traveling a lot!And last but not least: I LOVE IT!!!

2006:
surfed with Eirini in Athens (2 nights)

2007:
hosted Silvia Salzmann and two friends of her (3)
hosted Elise Hannaford (3)
hosted FROZENCOFFEE, INDRE FROM UZUPIS and her parents (1)
hosted and travelled with MISOSOUP and two of his friends (2)
surfed spontaneously with flightcontrol in Basel (1)
hosted Magda Kiebala and a friend of her (2)
hosted Adrian Wagner (2)
hosted Christine Hinterlang (2)
hosted Christine Gattaca and her friend (1)
hosted Nicholas Giblin (1)
surfed spontaneously with Dule Misevic in Zürich (1)
surfed with Bruno Boettcher in Schwindratzheim (1)

2008:
surfed with ELLETABELLE in Bern (1)
hosted MILA77 and SAARITA (1)
surfed with Christine Hinterlang in Vienna (3)
surfed with Zazen in Casablanca (1)
surfed with Jacques and Nicolas in Marrakech (2)
surfed with Mohamed Elaamrani in Ouarzazate (1)
surfed again with Zazen in Casablanca (2)
surfed with Pascal Helfer in Bern (1)
tenthosted Bettina Wagegg in Avegno (4)
surfed with MILA77 in Zurich (1)
surfed with SAARITA in Zurich (1)
surfed with Michele Ceribelli in Milano (1)
surfed with PapaSteed in Rehetobel (1)
surfed with Ulf Kleinings in Köln (2)
surfed with Samantha Siegfried in Berne (2)
surfed with Cesar Rincon in Caracas (3)
surfed with Maribel Vallejo in Maracay (3)
surfed with Javier Torres in Maracaibo (1)
surfed with Paola González in Maracaibo (2)
surfed with VAHINE in Cartagena (3)
surfed again with Paola González in Maracaibo (2)
surfed with Miguel Talavera in Merida (3)
surfed with Ricardos in Maturin (4)
surfed with Milagros Moncada in Cumana (3)
surfed with SANDRITA10 in Caracas (2)
tentsurfed with Jonathan Samyn climbing Roraima (6)
surfed with Marcio Torreyas in Boa Vista (3)
surfed with Renato Almeida in Manaus (3)
surfed with Erica Adriana da Costa Coelho in Belém (6)
surfed with Caritas Coeli in Fortaleza (6)
surfed with Priscilla Ramos in Recife (7)
surfed with Juliana Ferreira in Belo Horizonte (4)
surfed with Erica Adriana da Costa Coelho in Rio de Janeiro (3)
surfed with Gabriela Melo in Rio de Janeiro (4)
surfed with Mariana M Carvalho in São Paulo (4)
surfed with Marcela Guerra in Araraquara (5)
surfed with Marjorie Sampaio in Curitiba (4)
surfed with Renata Mendes in Foz do Iguaçu (3)
surfed with I-Hsien Lin in Luque (Asuncion), Paraguay (2)
surfed with Menelaos Prokos, Anna Jagiello and Pako Sanmartin in Buenos Aires (7)
surfed with Belle Pardo Vazquez in Buenos Aires (1)
surfed with Romina Passarino in Buenos Aires (1)
surfed with Yanina Barreto in Ushuaia (3)
tenthosted Karin Van Overberghe in Patagtonia (6)
tenthosted Pablo Folco in Bariloche (1)
tenthosted Avner Tsamir in Bariloche (2)
surfed with JAVIER JAVIER in Tarija (2)
surfed with Pius Kaufmann & Manuel Wyss in La Paz (3)

2009:
surfed with Ana Maria in Arequipa (4)
surfed with Natalia Ladrón de Guevara in Lima (3)
surfed with Jose Ricardo Monte Mar in Chiclayo (6)
surfed with MNELA in Guayaquil (3)
surfed with Mercedes Proaño in Quito (4)
surfed with Beatrice Aguirre in Cali (5)
surfed with Cynthia Castro in Cali (1)
surfed with Carmen Sanchez in Bogota (7)
surfed with Paola González in Maracaibo (2)
surfed with José Tortolero Castillo in Maracay (1)
surfed with SANDRITA10 in Caracas (2)
surfed with M--C in Geneva (1)
surfed with ALINEA in Freiburg (2)
surfed with Vera Schüller in Vienna (4)
co-hosted MACHITA75 in Winterthur (1)
co-hosted Oliver Haubensak, Andrea Koch, Nina Wüthrich, Veronique Vanonckelen, Pietro A. and Patrick Muff in Winterthur (1)
surfed with CASALJO in Geneva (2)
surfed with Alex Frunza in Bucuresti (2)
surfed with Catalin Nemes in Sibiu (2)
surfed with Calen Iulian in Constanta (2)
surfed with Tudor Gabriel Iaver in Bucuresti (2)
surfed with Čeča in Ljubljana (2)
surfed with CASALJO in Geneva (1)
surfed with Amélie gallo in Lyon (4)
surfed the CS Budapest winter camp 2009/10 (6)

2010:
surfed with Cesar, SERGIOLX and Nina AppleHeinz in Lisboa (4)
surfed with Sofia and Nuno in Carnaxide/Lisboa (3)
surfed with Maria Prock in Vienna (2)
surfed with Julia Györög in Vienna (3)
surfed with Mrs Jane in Geneva (2)
surfed with ptite-nanou in Marseille (4)
hosted Mikko Perälä (2)
surfed with Dani Blöchlinger in St. Gallen (2)
hosted Alan DeMartini and his sister (1)
hosted Leanne Fairweather and Erin Fairweather (2)
hosted Sarah Fernald (1)
surfed with NINA-MARIA in Luzern (2)
hosted Burcu Alkan (2)
surfed with Franziska Koller in Vienna (3)
hosted Zhihong CAI and her friend Yiyi (3)
hosted Ants Madisson (2)
hosted Hannes Wyss (1)
hosted Steve Lewin (2)
hosted Maikel Lourenssen (2)
hosted Ingrida Ravinskyte (2)
hosted Florian Fischer (1)
hosted Sofia e Nuno (2)
surfed with Scooty and Ewa Bulzacka in Créteil, France (3)
hosted Leigh Morresi (4)
hosted Lucy No (2)
hosted Emily Stewart (3)
hosted Sandy Dane and her team, including a living room concert (1)
hosted Cathrin Eckerth (1)
hosted PANRUIXUE (2)
hosted Shuk Pik Yau (Crystal) and her friends Momo and Tiana (4)
hosted Marcelo Fedrá and his girlfriend Marilia (2)
surfed with Benoit Lombard in Bordeaux (2)
surfed with Julian Ferras in Bordeaux (2)
surfed with Morgane Angeniol in Toulouse (2)
surfed with Anne-Sophie MANACH in Toulouse (2)
hosted Sophie Heimerl (3)
hosted Alexia and her friend (1)
surfed with Camille in Montpellier (2)
hosted Anja Stamm (1)
hosted Ana Doican (2)
hosted Greg Salwen (2)
hosted CEVAHE (2)
surfed with Jakob Sternbach in Brunico (2)
hosted Claudiu Lazarciuc (6)
hosted Mattias Friis (2)
hosted MR.MOJITO and ELELISA (2)
surfed the CS Târgu Mures winter camp 2010/11 (5)

2011:
surfed with Ioana Vancea in Cluj-Napoca (1)
hosted Gracjan Niemczewski (2)
surfed with Kume Haileyesus in Addis Ababa (4)
surfed with Yordanos Kidanie in Bahir Dar (2)
hosted Brett Barro (3)
hosted Ale Noriega (1)
hosted Kristin Sims (2)
surfed with Maija Zvirbule in Riga (4)
hosted Karen Solis (3)
surfed with Anika Kaneli in Vienna (4)
hosted Maggie T. (3)
hosted BJ Wortman and Marcela (1)
hosted MAYSTELO (3)
hosted Jason Gastaldo (3)
surfed with Sabrina Burtscher in Reutte (2)
surfed with MR.MOJITO in Bruneck/Brunico (3)
surfed with VICTORIA M. in Zuoz (1)
hosted THE_FISH101 (3)
hosted David France Mundo (1)
hosted Maija Zvirbule (2)
hosted Xavier Marest (1)
hosted RODIII (1)
hosted Jetaime Best and Anthony Carney (4)
hosted Levente Kadar, Adam Hegyi and their friend (1)
hosted Anna Klopfer (2)
hosted Xenia Dupiiduuh and her friend Mirjam (2)
hosted Katie Walters (4)
hosted Katalin Rónaszéki and her sister (1)
hosted Bilge Kucukdogan (1)
surfed with Cappucetto_Rosso in Mannheim (2)
hosted Nicola Chandra (1)

2012:
hosted WADHHA and 3 of her friends (2)
surfed with Jonathan Meyer in Kaiserslautern (2)
hosted Sandra Candal Garcia and her friend Eva (1)
hosted Tulia Gonzalez (1)
surfed with Benjamin Arumugam in Kandy (2)
surfed with BITE-ME in Mannheim (2)
hosted Kathleen Pasatko (2)
hosted Nazanin Varasteh (4)
hosted corail Gucher (2)
surfed with Lynne Harris and Tobias Joseph Lancelot in Edinburgh (3)
hosted Herick Benatto e Gisele Alves dos Reis (3)
hosted Nhung Tran and Inna Fischer (2)
hosted Milenie Stavis Meyer (1)
hosted James Desmond (1)
hosted Shannon Larson (3)
surfed with eedua in Budapest (2)
hosted Silvia Carbonero and Chiara Loria (1)
hosted Alimar Hernandez and her friend Mavi (3)
hosted Sepideh Saeb (2)
surfed with Maija Zvirbule in Riga (3)
surfed with Fletch Persad in St.Ann's, Trinidad (4)
surfed with Hanna Klien in St.Augustine, Trinidad (2)

2013:
surfed with Devrim Özge in Antalya (2)
surfed with Ilker Kosan in Istanbul (1)
hosted GLOBALCHRIS1 (1)
hosted LETSGOALEX (1)
hosted sue* (2)
hosted Malagasypeeps (3)
surfed with CYBERCHI in Edinburgh (5)
surfed with Pirtsess in Tallinn (2)
surfed with SERGIOLX in Praha (2)
surfed with fetete in Berlin (4)
surfed with Samanta Pamponet in Salvador (6)
surfed with Klara Xhokaxhiu in Lençois (5)
surfed with Dani e Carlos in Aracaju (3)
surfed with Michelle Silva in Maceió (3)
surfed with Elinaldo Silva in Recife (4)
surfed with Rayana Verissimo in Recife (7)
surfed with Vivian Maite in Joao Pessoa (4)
surfed with Isabelle Morais in Natal (4)
surfed with Karla Patricia Reboucas Sampaio in Fortaleza (6)

2014:
surfed with Adrian Siegle in Yogyakarta (1)
surfed with Slavek Kral in Christchurch (4)
surfed with Kristel Kodar in Wellington (3)
surfed with John Sheppard in Katikati (2)
surfed with Michael Henriksen in Paiha (4)
surfed with Hui Zou in Auckland (1)
surfed with Moha Akram in Auckland (2)
surfed with Vincent Piguet in Sydney (6)
surfed with Lisa Freiwald in Port Macquarie (1)
surfed with Charlotte Dr in Brisbane (1)
surfed with FATICHATI in Brisbane (3)
surfed with Fleur Chew in Melbourne (5)
surfed with Johanna Hwa in Singapore (4)
surfed with Lena Thimm in Bangkok (4)

Interests

Traveling, traveling and traveling.

Meeting interesting people and spend time with them, playing capoeira climbing, hiking, cycling, cooking and eating good food, non-institutional politics, talking, laughing, cruising bars, camping in remote places, mountains, the sea, water in general and music, especially reggae, punk, ska (but not exclusively), reading, watching movies (but rarely Hollywood productions)...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: punk, reaggae, ska, alternative, world music (especially african)... brasilian music, I simply love it!
Books: lots, especially umberto eco, josten gaarder, arhundathi roy, salman rushdie, hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, etc.
Movies: lots as well...monthy python, kusturica, david lynch, quentin tarantino, tim burton, emir kusturica, anything weird!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being alive! Enjoy! Happiness! Friends! Love! Freedom!

Teach, Learn, Share

i'll teach you whatever you want!i wanna learn and know everything! share? depends on the person and my mood...

What I Can Share With Hosts

Tell me what you need and I will try my best to make it happen. I'm a person of many talents, you'll be surprised.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Indonesia, Switzerland

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