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I used to work as a lawyer in Germany, but in my heart I have always been an adventurer and an explorer. So I closed my law firm in 2009 and left Germany. I have since lived in Britain, in Malta, in Lithuania, in Italy, in Romania, in Bolivia and in Peru. Now I am back in Europe, trying to find the next country where I want to live. For that purpose - and because it's my birthday in July - I will be traveling in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in July 2017.
Instead of going on vacation twice a year, I rather move to another country for six months. This slow way of travelling gives me the opportunity to really get to know a place, to learn about the culture, the history, the people, the political and social aspects of a country. Due to my curiosity, I regularly get accused of being a spy. In Iran, I spent one week in prison because of that. - Watch my TEDx talk if you want to hear how that worked out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkdgFEzm0tU
Now I decided to embark on a never-ending journey around the world and to write about it: www.andreasmoser.blog
If you are looking for me, you will most likely find me in the forest, next to the lake, reading a book and smoking a cigar. Just follow the cigar smoke!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Hosting people is like a holiday coming to my house.
When I travel, I like to meet with Couchsurfers to understand their place better, to get some local advice, to go hiking together.
travel, adventure, outdoor, movies, law, politics, history, languages, running, paintball, reading, downshifting, libraries, literature, journalism, the environment
- outdoor activities
- world history
Music, Movies, and Books
BOOKS: Calvin and Hobbes, The Catcher in the Rye (and everything else by J.D. Salinger), Martin Eden (by Jack London), The Trial (by Franz Kafka), Measuring the World (by Daniel Kehlmann), Wartime Lies (by Louis Begley), Magic Mountain (by Thomas Mann), Jakob the Liar (by Jurek Becker), Catch-22 (by Joseph Heller), Confederacy of Dunces (by John Kennedy Toole), stories by Leonardo Sciascia, In the Sea there are Crocodiles (Fabio Geda), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), Twelve Chairs (Ilf & Petrov), Journey by Moonlight (Antal Szerb).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Most beautiful place on earth: Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Most beautiful/impressive city: Jerusalem. Rome is second. Actually, Sintra in Portugal is my recent favorite.
Most memorable journey: Iran in June 2009, including one week in prison.
Favorite country: Bolivia. It's just so lovely!
Teach, Learn, Share
I am a lawyer. I can talk your ears off.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Plenty of great stories.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Saint Martin (French part), Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bolivia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Peru, Romania, United Kingdom