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  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • writing for a PhD
  • I did Media Studies and Film Studies in Germany and Paris...
  • From Several places in Germany, one year in Rome as a child
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About Me




I am writing a history of keyhole surgery at the University of Cambridge.
I get paid for writing and travelling: great.

Keyhole surgery is minimally invasive surgery that uses two small cuts in the belly to operate from outside the body. This technique started in the 1950s and I describe how doctors developed it by designing new instruments. I am not a doctor, but a historian. I love what I am doing because I am very interested in medical images (photographs and x-rays of the body) and I get to do a lot of interviews with former physicians which is very fun and entertaining. I also film surgical gestures in the operating room.


Live and let live. I am quite tolerant towards other people’s spleens as long as they don’t infringe my own rights. I am very curious and I am interested in nearly everything.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am mainly hosted since I travel a lot. I have been hosted in Paris, Strasbourg, Lisbon, London and Berlin. I hosted people from Singapour, France, Quebec, Switzerland, Norway and Israel.


I got to know Couchsurfing in Winter 2006 when I was at the Berlin Filmfestival ‘Berlinale’ and met a young American guy in the A&O Hostel Zoo who told me that he had travelled entire Europe by using Couchsurfing and did not spend more than 300 bucks. I was amazed and have been a member with Couchsurfing since 2006.


I am incredibly interested in world food: in how food is prepared in your country, what you eat when and how itâ

  • writing
  • architecture
  • design
  • festivals
  • dining
  • cooking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • history
  • medicine
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working as a set design assistant for several movies shot in Berlin in summer 2005 – one of them was shown at the Berlin Film Festival afterwards!
Living in Paris for two years: amazing food, architecture, parks and libraries. And a beautiful language. Now I’m in Britain and miss the quality of food and the mild weather, but not the arrogance of the Parisians.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach German, French, Latin and English. I can also teach how to cook certain dishes.

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