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Living the easy life (:
We are Anika and Matthias. We live together with two cats in a flat in Leipzig, Germany. I (Anika) am currently studying sociology and psychology. Matthias is working as a occupational therapist (also known as "Ergotherapy") with psychological handicapped people. Our two cats are not working, just being lazy, eating and playing all day long.
In our free time we often go out, take a walk through the city, having a trip to one of the nearby lakes, visiting flea-markets and little concerts. But on the other hand we also like to hang out, watching films, drinking a good wine (or also bad wine...who cares), etc. We are both connected to music, but in different ways. Matthias is doing some electronic music by himself and I (Anika) am playing classical piano.
On vacation we love to travel the simple way by Autostop and wild camping.
ABOUT COUCHSURFING AT OUR PLACE
We're sure that it's our both interest to have a nice time together. So please make sure that we have roughly the same imaginations of living in our flat before you contact us!
At first it's important that you are cool to stay with our two beloved cats, Matilda and Mauritio. They are very playful and cuddly and like to be in contact with humans. It's necessary to pay attention to some few safety rules for these two little monsters, but nothing special.
We like our flat clean and tidy and it's important to us that you can adapt to this standard while you stay here.
Depending on our Work-Life-Situation it can happen, that we are kind of exhausted and tired in the evening. Of course, you are always free to go out, but don't expect us to always come with you. Sometimes we will, sometimes we won't, just relating to our mood.
We like to trust people and we would be happy if you can support this inner trust.
If we like, we can share food together and cook nice meals for everyone. Besides a glass of wine and a nice talk are always in our interest!
When we have enough free time we can also offer you to show you around the corner and the city. We can tell or show you some nice places for having coffee and drinks, for hanging out or for dancing through the night.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
We signed up on this website a few years ago, but never really used it. Now we are living in a bigger flat in Leipzig, which gives me a better possibility to be a host for people. So we want to give this idea a new chance!
During our hitchhiking trips we tried a more spontaneous kind of couchsurfing: We wrote on a big card who would like to host us for one night and on this way we were just walking through cities and villages. We always had great experiences this way. It's a bit more risky, but of course adventurous, because you never know, who will stop for you (:
- Sociology and Psychology
- Playing Instruments
- Eating ice-cream (:
- flea markets
Music, Movies, and Books
We both like real Music with real instruments and real voices. Besides Matthias is also into electronic music. Some of our favourites:
Alt-J • Radical Face • Fewjar• Eddie Vedder • The Doors • The Verve • Björk • Nina Simone• Joe Cocker • The Beatles • Frank Sinatra • Louis Armstrong • Nirvana • The Kooks• Dinah Washington • Sting • Soko • Pixies • Eric Clapton • Judy Garland • Norah Jones • Red Hot Chili Peppers • Herbert Grönemeyer • Balbina • Bob Marley • Leonard Cohen • Johnny Cash • Fleet Foxes • Bob Dylan • Oasis • The Doors • The Shins • Michael Jackson • Amy Winehouse • Adele • Ludwig van Beethoven • Frederic Chopin • Erik Satie • Robert Schumann
Sociology- and Psychology Lecture • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) • Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) • Tschick (Wolfgang Herrndorf) • Corpus Delicti (Juli Zeh) • The picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) • Was man von hier aus sehen kann (Mariana Leky) • Seta (Alessandro Baricco) • Der Besuch der alten Dame (Friedrich Dürrenmatt) • Die Physiker (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)
Movies: Some of our favourites:
Big Fish • The Dreamers • Mr. Nobody • Whiplash • Fight Club • Seven • Interstellar • Lord of the Rings • Star Wars • Leon - The Professional • On the Road • James Bond • The Perfume • Edward Scissorhands • Donnie Darko • Slumdog Millionaire • Spirited Away • Billy Elliot - I will dance • The Wolf of Wall-Street • Inception • Rain Man • Black Swan • Forrest Gump • The Big Lebowski • E.T. • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Avatar • Django Unchained • The Incredibles • WALL.E • Pirates of the Caribbean • The Matrix
People, which inspire us:
Paul Watzlawick • Erving Goffmann • Pierre Bourdieu • Theodor Adorno • Stephen Hawking • Oscar Wilde • Emile Zola • Finn Kliemann • Malte Zierden • Emma Watson • Coco Chanel • Karl Lagerfeld • Loriot • our friends • travelling people • people we meet while we are travelling
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hitchhiking to Croatia and to France, just with backpack and tent. Sometimes wild camping, sometimes spontaneously hosted by very friendly people who we got to know. So many crazy and heart-warming stories...
Teach, Learn, Share
We love to learn new languages and new recipes for cooking. And of course we can teach you the same if you are into German language and a lot of one-pan-/one-pot-recipes (;
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Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In