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Hey there! I'm Benny, 27 years old and still going to school. I've studied social anthropology and political science in Vienna and am now doing a post-grad journalism degree to learn how to write decently.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To get to know like-minded locals. I had an overall positive experience with hosts and surfers in the past and I am impressed by how active the community is.
That being said, sometimes one just needs a free bed so if you just want to crash my couch for a night, I am most probably fine with that.
Different cultures, journalism and photography, outside adventures
Music, Movies, and Books
Wim Wenders, Emir Kusturica, Woody Allen ... good political feature films and documentaries.
Good reportage books. Rather non-fiction than fiction.
I am a musical omnivore.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In 2010 I crossed the red sea by dhow with a group of Somali, Afar and Yemeni people after being in Somaliland, the peaceful part of Somalia. It took twenty hours and I fell asleep on a swinging wooden boat looking at the stars and listening to the waves of the sea. The captain behind me was operating the wheel with his feet. The next morning we arrived in Yemen.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Poland, Somalia, South Africa, United States, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Canada, Germany, Norway