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Overview

  • 12 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Twi; learning Spanish
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Student, Project and Volunteer Manager at the Borderless ...
  • Studying: International Development - Disaster Risk Manag...
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About Me

ABOUT ME

About me? That's hard to say in a short text.
When I leave for a trip and say that I'll be back in seven weeks, I actually mean two or three years.
I guess a situation like this discribes quiet well, how I am: I change my plans day-by-day, I'm open for everything new that comes into my way and I live my life like I want to live it.
Maybe I don't do, what society expects me to do (school-uni-job-family-and-house) but I'm happy with my life and I think this is the only thing life is about. My heart found his place in Ghana, that's the only thing I know for sure. However, I won't stop travelling so soon- who knows which other amazing things I'll see and experience in the future?

PHILOSOPHY

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

To be honest: usually I'm the person who stands in the evening with my backpack in the middel of a city, holding a sign in my hands "need a couch for the night"
Using the normal way of finding a couch before I arrive doesn't happen too often.
But in general, I had a lot of really amazing experiences with staying at couches- even if I found then without the website

Interests

Development and humanitarian work
conflicts, peacebuilding, international affairs
Travelling and different cultures,
Animals
Sustainability
Vegan food

  • animals
  • traveling
  • backpacking

Music, Movies, and Books

Neil Young, The Doors, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Shinedown

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

fighting with monkeys in the ghanaian jungle
lived for many months just out of dumpsters
hitchhiked for three and a half years through the world while I only camped/ slept outside

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a Foundation in Ghana, that's why I think that I can teach lots about my experiences about the subjects development and sustainibility.
I'm always open for everything new and interesting- it's hard to say a certain subject I want to know more about.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A lot of stories and experiences form my travels, laughing and fun :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Togo, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Ghana, Myanmar, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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