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  • Fluent in English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Korean
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2021
  • Projectmanagement
  • Intercultural Communication and European Studies
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About Me

"The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of people who have never looked at the world" (Alexander von Humboldt).
This quote best describes my lifestyle, nothing inspires me more than other cultures, traditions and philosophies of life. So far, through travels, jobs, study interviews, internships and volunteering, I got to know the fascinating cultures of Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Panama and Colombia and people from different social classes, who showed me a different reality than the one I knew from being born and raised in Europe.

My name is Carina, I am multilingual, socially engaged and I have a Master's degree in "Intercultural Communication and European Studies" and a Bachelor's degree in Hispanic and Italian Studies.

Working in different social projects and visiting NGOs, whether in the sweaty construction of two houses in the favela Jardim União in São Paulo, socio-economic interwies and visits of 30 slums and cooking in a food bank, I learned what is possible if you really want to change something in this socially unjust world. If you are really interested in transforming a culture of violence into a culture of peace, you can do it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To know people from different countries and cultures, to share experiences.

To travel is a greay way to learn a new language, to explore a new culture, to get in contact with the nauture, amazing landscapes. Often unexpected situations and influences can change your life our way of thinking. Traveling is a constant learning process. Oliver Wendell Holmes said “A mind that is streched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

"La vida es un viaje donde nosotros encontramos a nosotros, descubrimos los sueños y compartimos buenos momentos con amigos" (Colombio, un viajero en Barrichara 2018)


  • books
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • meditation
  • painting
  • hiking
  • sports
  • languages
  • psychology
  • travel
  • art
  • nature
  • cultures
  • museums
  • alternative medicine
  • humanrights
  • urbangardening
  • vegetarianfood
  • emotional intelligence

Music, Movies, and Books

Haruki Murakami-1Q84
Sayaka Murata-Konbini ningen (Convenience Store Person),
- Chikyu Seijin (Earthlings)
Gabriel García Márquez-Doce cuentos peregrinos
-La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada
Miguel Cervantes- Don Quijote
Paulo Coelho-11 minutos

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In La Plata (Argentina) I was invited by Couchsurfers to a birthday. And on this birthday, there was a girl that I meet via CS before in Halle (Germany). The world is so small ;-).

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Georgia, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Portugal, Spain

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