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Overview

  • 66 references 45 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Dutch, French, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Post Grad
  • BA in European Studies & MA in Global Studies
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I used to have an open mind, but my brain kept falling out. Other than that I'm easy going, curious, dorky, adventurous, creative, vegetarian, sometimes introvert, often a goofball, always seeking new experiences (be it trying out exotic food, meeting new people, or hiking up another mountain). Love to meet all different kinds of people and learn from them.

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annagaruna
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annagalu/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

When surfing, I simply prefer experiencing a country like a local and less like a tourist.
When hosting, CS is a great way to "travel" while staying at home: you get to know other cultures, meet new people and make friends from all around the globe, and the world becomes a bit smaller that way.

Interests

  • photography
  • animal welfare
  • womens rights
  • politics
  • traveling
  • sports
  • languages
  • sociology
  • hitchhiking
  • social media
  • sustainable development
  • vegetarian cooking
  • environmental issues

Music, Movies, and Books

This changes every few months and is very broad, but some all-time favourites are
•Music: Jack Johnson, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Buena Vista Social Club, Calle 13, Odesza
•Movies: Lost in Translation, The Shawshank Redemption, Amélie, White Oleander, The Names of Love, Ex Machina
•Books: Shantaram, The Alchemist, Le Petit Prince, Sophie's World, Kafka on the Shore, Harry Potter

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Together with a guide, a friend and I climbed Cotopaxi (5.897m) in Ecuador all night and watched the sunrise at 6 am with no other tourists at the summit. The water in my bottle had frozen, I was almost hyperventilating and my fingers were too numb to operate a camera, but watching the sun rising from the thick wall of clouds was just magical and made it all worth it.

Teach, Learn, Share

The world is a book and those who don't travel read only one page.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Everything but my toothbrush.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain

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