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Overview

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  • Fluent in Danish, English; learning German, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish
  • 21, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Currently unemplyed
  • Danish equivalent of A-levels (STX)
  • From Aalborg, North Denmark Region, Denmark
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me

I'm a young and open-minded guy, who enjoys spending my holidays traveling the world with friends and family - primarily exploring the outdoors via hiking, skiing and the occasional canoeing trip.
I primarily spend my spare time with friends, hanging out, watching movies, having a pint or two, and generally enjoying life. Lately I have grown very fond of board games and have even started dabbling a bit with table top RPGs.
When on my own, I like reading, primarily novels, and cinematography is definitely a passion of mine.
At school, I took Maths, Physics, and Chemistry at highest levels and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

After having just finished school I have decided to take some time off before starting at university back home in Denmark.
When I visited Scotland a few years ago I fell in love with the place and the people. Therefore, I have chosen to go to Scotland in search of a job and a place to live.
Due to unforeseen circumstances I'm now looking for a temporary place to stay for a few days, until I can find something more permanent.

Interests

  • board games
  • rock music
  • blues
  • hiking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • archery
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • science
  • cinematography

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorites are always hard to chose, and change a lot. Therefore I will just name a few of the things that have stuck with me for a long, long time.
For Music I will probably say "House of the Rising Sun" covered by The Animals, but it depends a lot on the situation and my mood.
Movies, I will have to chose one of the movies I grew up with: The Empire Strikes Back or The Blues Brothers.
I have a very different relationship with books - I rarely, if ever, go back and reread a book, and I read through dozens of books. I would probably have to go with "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman", a collection of stories from one of the greatest and weirdest scientists ever, filled with good advice and an interesting outlook on life.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Two years ago, I partook in an international competition where students had to create a small scientific probe, that could fit within a soda can, called a CANsat and launch it with a rocket. So, this competition took place in the northern most regions of Norway, over the Polar Circle, and it was still winter and freezing cold. The area is almost uninhabited, filled with great big forests and mountains, so the rockets wouldn't hit anybody if anything went wrong.
And of course something went wrong.
The rocket carrying our probe disappeared into the sky and fell down miles and miles away in mountain side forest with no sign of our probe.
So i stubbornly put on my winter clothing and starting hiking up the mountain side in search of our project. The others soon gave up because of the 2 or more meters deep snow and freezing cold, but I went on. I kept on searching for another two hours, climbing trees to get a better vantage point and so on, but I couldn't for the life of me find it. Snow hares and reindeer, sure; but no probe.
Finally I found something half buried in the snow - it was definitely a rocket. Exited and refilled with energy I started digging and manged to get it out.
However, I soon realized this wasn't the rocket carrying our probe. Turned out to be an old American rocket from WWII, probably from the nearby former American airbase.
The fact that I managed to find a rocket on all that snow on the mountain side, still amazes me, but that it wasn't mine is even more strange - I would think the odds of that happening would be slim.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Mauritius, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark

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