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My name is Denis. I see myself as a friendly and easygoing person. I love to discover new music. If there is a good concert let me know. I travel a lot, often spontaneous. It's easy to motivate me for outdoor adventures or crazy ideas. After bored with my job the past 10 years, I'm studying again and work part time for a radio station.
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'm born in Munich and lived here most of my life. The reputation of Munich is often only about beer, football, cars and posh people. What I like about Munich it's the summer lifestyle with all the beergardens, rivers, parks and the small but great alternative art, music and party scene. For tourists it's bit difficult to discover this part of Munich, but I'm happy to show couchsurfers my favourite places.
I'm always up for a chat and a beer in a bar, a nice concert, a relaxed barbecue down by the river or just to hangout and chill at some lake. My favourite clubs in Munich are all more alternative then posh. Since 2014 I'm part of a collective, we organize nice indoor music festivals or free outdoor concerts by the river or in parks (http://www.innen-aussen-raum.net)!
I try to be as often as possible in the mountains for outdoor stuff like hiking, climbing or white water. Regular summertime activities include mountainbike, and I try to skate every Monday at the munich bladenight. In winter it's skiing and sometimes swimming. I usually don't watch sports on TV, but got a bit hooked with Rugby after I've been to New Zealand.
I'm an avid traveller since 2006, the following list covers my bigger and most recent trips ...
2010 ► Dubai + Singapore + Malaysia + Australia + New Zealand ► 2011 ► New Zealand + Fiji + Australia + Indonesia + Malaysia + Australia + Fiji + USA + Canada + Iceland ► 2012 ► Japan ► 2013 ► Iceland (Aldrei fór ég suður) + Brasil + Peru ˃ Iceland (Þjóðhátíð) ► 2015 ► Beijing ˃ India ˃ Kazakhstan ► 2016 ► Sweden + Polar circle + Norway ˃ Dublin ˃ Amsterdam ˃ Turin ˃ England ˃ Svalbarð/Spitsbergen (Summer Solstice) + Helsinki (Juhannus) ˃ Iceland (Þjóðhátíð) + Valencia + Barcelona ˃ Ireland + England ˃ Gran Canaria + Valencia + Iceland + London ˃ Rome + Israel + Budapest ► What's next ► Iceland ˃ Georgia
Music, Movies, and Books
I prefer live music, pretty much all styles! According to http://www.last.fm/user/chaostours I mainly listen to indie/alternative music.
While travelling I try to discover new bands (local heroes, hidden gems or just weird) and see their concerts or get a record:
Mummypowder - strange indie from Finland, Rosiloa - pacific dance from Fiji, Hellsongs - lounge metal from Göteborg, Eva Prowse - seen her playing at least 3 times in Wellington, Dearly Departed - a tribute to permanent residents of historic Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland Oregon, Yona & Orkesteri Liikkuvat Pilve - my favorite gig of 2012 in Tampere, Valdimar - indie from Iceland, Hail! the planes - my hosts in Cardiff, Moop Mama - as my Munich recommendation.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
5 random amazing things I've done ... Living and working for 6 months in Wellington, New Zealand — Machu Pichu in Peru — Midnight Sun Jam Session on a fishing boat in Reykjavik Harbour — Hitchhiking 400km with a Roadtrain along the Westcoast in Australia — Oktoberfest every year of my life
5 random amazing things I've seen ... Polar lights in Iceland and Norway — Hanami/Sakura in Japan — All Blacks Rugby Game in Dunedin, New Zealand — All Nudes Rugby Game in Dunedin, New Zealand — Night Sky in the Australian desert
5 random amazing things I've eaten ... Fresh fish from a dodgy backstreet restaurant in Catania/Sicily — Beijing Duck in Beijing — Pizza in Naples, the best and cheapest pizza on this planet — Fresh fish grilled on a campfire made by French haute cuisine backpackers — Smoked puffin on Vestmannaeyjar Island in Iceland (won't do it again, poor puffin)
5 random not so amazing things I've eaten ... Deep fried pizza slice, a deep fried battered Mars bar plus a pint of Irn Bru as part of a Scotland challenge — Swedish Surströmming, Icelandic Hákarl with Brennivín and a Norwegian delicacy I don't want to remember — Snails at a farmers market in Paris — Haggis in Scotland — Scorpion in Beijing
Teach, Learn, Share
I have a digital SLR camera since 2007, still an amateur tho. I want to learn more about photography, it's amazing what you can do when you know what you're doing. And I should start again with my Ukulele.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'm an independent and flexible guest, I can be good company or just entertain myself. I'm always happy to meetup with locals (and other travellers) for some beers, a night out or other adventures in the city.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Germany, New Zealand