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Marcus Eder

Wien, Wien, Austria

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Overview

  • 345 Positive References11 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • Electronics engineer
  • graduated electronics engineer
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Only Continent left: Antarctica - others to explore more :-)

ABOUT ME
I like to cook and share cooking skills as well as travel experiences. I like to bring people together, movies, boardgames and travelling are hobbies and I like to ride my motorbike.
Apprenticeship as communication technican, work, university (one year in South Africa), world trip (hitch hiking, motorcycle...), work :)
If you are queer and like to go out to gay bars let me know as well.
Wrote my thesis about "Satellite Power Systems" see: http://www.bontour.at/twdiplHQSE.pdf
http://www.bontour.at/CV_Marcus_Eder_Q3_2008.pdf
http://www.bontour.at/LOR_Q3_2008.pdf
:)

PHILOSOPHY
In a time where people blow up themself cause of their desperation peace networks are more important than ever before. We have to support the intercultural understanding to strengthen the world peace.

I think our western society focuses too much on success and too little on people and their personal needs.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I did part of the community building of CS and inspired parts of the old website and was involved in CS as organization. However after more than five years of Ambassadorship (Global Amb from the time the system was introduced) I decided to step back from the organization when it was sold. Also initiated and Co-Moderated the European CS Collective in Eisenstadt where everyone was welcome to contribute.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE:
I started with Servas and Hospitality Club. www.servas.org is great! Most hosts are 40 or older but very young at heart people! They also have some rules (minimum and maximum two nights - except the host offers more) you have to go for an interview - for security but lots of hosts in OZ and NZ. You are part of the family for two nights...
Couchsurfed Germany, Sweden, USA, Costa Rica, Bangladesh... and had lots of guests from all over the world :-)

When I started travelling in NZ and OZ I used
www.globalfreeloaders.com the idea is free accommodation but also here people are interested in the traveller and liked to share ideas and views.

Fellow motorcyclists who I met on my travels in NZ e.g. www.kiwibiker.co.nz was very helpful. Very nice and hospitable people.

People who gave me a lift while hitch hiking also hosted me a few times - with some still in contact.

Hosted more than 190 people so far ^^

Interests

Travelling, meeting new people, discussions, cooking, electronics, motorcycle, space technology -- was part of my thesis...

Music, Movies & Books

Trick, LotR, Das Experiment, Wag the Dog, Bowling for Colombine, Fahrenheit 9/11,
Kill Bill, Muttertag, Poppitz, Broken Hearts Club, Sound of Music

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The community feeling within CS and the enormous efforts that came out of the community to rebuild their network right after the crash...

Driving to europride with the car from Vienna. The live music event at the gay parade in Vienna 2008 where heavy rain and lightning added a great spirit to the event.

The Namib desert, Victoria Falls, Australia hitch hiking and New Zealand by motorcycle as well as bicycle tours and the two weeks work in China.

Teach, Learn, Share

Electronics: Prosthetics, Space Technology, Solar Systems
Cooking: Austrian dishes

What I Can Share With Hosts

see above :)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, China, New Zealand, South Africa

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