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I'm a rather down to earth person.
I'm uncomplicated, open-minded, helpful, calm, friendly... Often I'm quite chary and it takes some time, till I feel comfortable when meeting new people. But it allways depends on the other person and the situation.
I think, you don't have to travel far, as long as you don't really know what's in front of your doorstep. Many extremly interresting, funny or otherwise special travel-experiances I've made in Switzerland (whereby I won't say, that I didn't make any good experiances in other countries - rather the opposite).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Offering our couch and beeing part of the active CS-Scene of Bern. Visit meetings of the CS-Bern group and also organising some events.
I've made several experiences when traveling through Switzerland, Germany and UK before even knowing about couchsurfing.
Since beeing part of CS we've made the following experiences:
Hosting (29 people - 51 accommodations)
3 Nights Sebastian from Freiburg, Germany
3 Nights Emily and Patrick from Chattanooga, USA
1 Night Ekaterina from Luxembourg, Luxembourg
1 Night Andreas from Hamburg, Germany
1 Night Roxanne and Fred from Montreal, Canada
3 Nights Carlos and Israel from Guadalajara, Mexico
2 Nights Lacey Rose from Portland, USA
1 Night Noochy from Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 Night Sara and Lena from Ann Arbor and New York, USA
1 Night Cochise and Nathalie from Geneva, Switzerland
2 Nights Grace from Taipei, Taiwan
2 Nights Abbey from Edinburgh, UK
4 Nights Sashank from Hyderabad, India
3 Nights Weston from Lawrence, USA
1 Night Linda from Dresden, Germany
1 Night Sandra from Torino, Italy
2 Nights Hernan and Ana from Torino, Italy
1 Night Guy & Marianne from Berlin, Germany
2 Nights Sera and Ashley from Saskatoon, Canada
1 Night Michael and Gregory from Sand Springs, USA
1 Night at Nat+David Marciano in Renens, Switzerland
2 Nights at Jini in Bern, Switzerland
2 Nights at Patrícia Falcão in London, UK
3 Nights at BRIE in Munich, Germany
3rd CS Berne Stammtisch on the 5th Jan. 2008
4th CS Berne Stammtisch on the 7th Feb. 2008
Concert of "The Boss Hoss" on the 13th Feb. 2008
1st CS Berne Games evening on the 15th Feb. 2008
Walk around la Tchaux on the 17th Feb. 2008
CS-Party at Päscus place on the 22th Feb. 2008
5th CS Berne Stammtisch on the 5th March 2008
2nd CS Berne Games evening on the 15th March 2008
CERN Open Day on the 6th April 2008
- no couch available
- Hosting 1 Couchsurfer - three places available
- Hosting 2 Couchsurfer - two places available
- Hosting 3 Couchsurfer - one place available
- Hosting 4 Couchsurfer - no places available
- CS Meeting / Event
- We are traveling - no couch available
I'm interested in many things...
Traveling is one of my passions... wether by foot, bike, car (camper-lorry), by train or airplane doesn't matter. Most importante are the people I'm traveling with and the ones I meet during my travels. For shure I'm also interessted in the country, the culture of the people living in the country, the history of the country...
- our Camper-Lorry
We've bought an old lorry (Mercedes Benz LA 911B) from the german border police and have converted it to our camper-lorry. I could talk about all night... so be prepared when you plan to talk about with me ;)
- our Motorcycle
We own a Royal Enfield Taurus - a diesel-powered motorcycle. It's planed as the jollyboat of our camper-lorry. But I've still to learn all the special technices to fix it by myself.
There are many different aspects I'm interested in... beginning by the greater coherences up to nitpicking details on how to sew shoes from the 1470ies in the Burgundy... and why it was done this way (See also below Reenactment).
I'm part of the Company of Saynt George. The CoSG is an international group from all over europe recreating a burgundian artillery unit from between 1460 and 1480.
- Live Roleplaying
I was doing live roleplaying for several years now... most of it in Switzerland and southern Germany. Be it as an oriental merchant in Tikon, as a knight in Lyrien / Friedland or as a victorian snob in London around 1889 (Jack the Ripper-like story)... done that and much more else while having much of fun ;)
- playing Board- and Cardgames as also PnP Rolpaying
I love to play games... most of all strategic ones. For example Civilization (not Sid Meiers version... the "original" from Avalon Hill), Settler of Catan, Age of Renaissance, Britannia, Republic of Rome, Titan, Kings & Things,... but also parlour games like Carcassonne, Anno Domini, Robo Rally, "Gemischtes Doppel", black stories, Munchkin, Illuminati,...
Card games are also great fun... for e.g. Tichu, Jass, Ein solches Ding, Magic the Gathering, and many others more.
- hiking / backcountry skiing
I love to go hiking in summer and do backcountry skiing in winter. Up till now I only did one-day-trips, but would love to do also more-day-trips. Most often Iâm in the Bernese Alps or the Jura.
Some years ago I learned about which wild plants are eatable â and also how to cook with them. Even though in the past I didnât do it a lot â due to lack of time â I would like to do it more often again and learn more about it.
Recently I started to engage in photography â but still have to learn a lot. Up till now I only did landscape and architecture photography and still am trying to master it â but would also love to broaden oneâs horizon :)
- meeting friends and also new persons
- discover other cultures
- languages (etymology)
- emergency services
Music, Movies, and Books
- Films by Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismäki, David Lynch,
Dogma 95 movies (Festen, Idioten,...), Roberto Benigni,
Stanley Kubrick, ...
LotR, A Knights Tale, Henry V, Pirates of the Caribbean, ...
- Comedy as for e.g.
Rossini, Schtonk, Wir können auch anders, Good Bye, Lenin!,
Withnail and I, ...
- Medieval / fantasy novel:
Ken Follett - The Pillars of the Earth, novels by Rebecca
Gable, LotR nad other Tolkien stuff, ...
- Travel literature
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
We've bought a Lorry, even neither of us had the appropriate driving license - but meanwhile I do :)
Other amazing things were diverse experiences I made while playing live roleplay... nowhere else you get to know people better.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you many things about how to import an old lorry to Switzerland and how to convert it to a Camper. Beginning by the vehicle-frame up to building your own fridge... at the moment I haven't done everything by myself yet... but the theory and the plans are all present.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In