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Finishing my PhD in marine biology!
What influences my life the most is the urge to protect animals as much as possible. It starts with breakfast (eating vegan), continues at work (where I try to promote and develop alternative methods to animal experiments) and ends with dinner, I guess. I was this animal-crazy person my entire life (starting to be a vegetarian at 9 years), and being vegan and all that stuff freaks some people out at the beginning and makes them believe I'm a naive tree-hugger. But I take the jokes and comments with patience and laugh along with them.
Generally, I probably seem like a little quiet at first, but I'm actually not. I can laugh about nearly anything and love getting to know new people, talk about their view of the world, exchange travel experiences etc.!
My hobbies are/ were: dancing, drawing, scuba diving, sailing, swimming, climbing, reading, yoga, photography, cooking, piano, guitar, singing.
These two quotes describe it very well:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." [Mark Twain]
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." [Mahatma Gandhi]
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
First just surfing.. Once I own a big place, I'll start hosting! :)
Surfed in Montreal, Ottawa and Laval so far!
marine biology, marine mammals, research, good rock music, literature, TRAVELLING, drawing, photography, dancing, being surrounded by people from all over the globe, eating vegan
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: The Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight Series, Nicholas Sparks novels, Atmonement (Ian McEwan), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Desert Flower (Waris Dirie)
Movies: See books
TV-Series: BONES, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, Big Bang theory, How I met your mother, ER, Friends, ... I'll just stop here.. :)
Music: The Hives, Mando Diao, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica, ...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The most amazing thing I've seen is probably the Macchu Picchu in Peru. It was a truely macical place, hardly any tourists at that point and most of it was hidden by clouds at the beginnig of the day.
Diving at a wreck in the Mediterranian Sea.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: If you want to learn anything about the current problems that the environment has to face at this moment, I'm your 'man'.. :)
Learn: I suck at politics, and I am always interested to learn about the political views from other countries.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bolivia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Germany, Sweden