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Brewing my first batch of beer...
I'm a travel writer who has spent time in Spain, Japan and France in the past few years. Building my nest here in Berlin now.
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Where there's good will, there's a way.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host, I suggest events.
I also defend the right of newbies on the CS Berlin to post events or ask questions without being ridiculed by the losers that live on the forum and who get their kicks from insulting people's innocent questions or suggestions.
But then when I meet them, I might well ridicule them too!
Sarcastic comments written to strangers from the comfort of one's bedroom is the lowest form of wit. But if you're meeting face to face, them everything is game!
Stayed with a couchsurfer in Romania, met a few couchsurfers afterwards - one in Moldova and one in Beijing - and then moved to Paris and really got involved. Now in Berlin.
Writing, music, travel, languages and drinks (particularly tea and cocktails).
Music, Movies, and Books
All music... really, all genres. But I know people often think that means I have no interest in music, so I'll elaborate.
I have always liked the general 'indie/alternative' music world, but I don't listen to it so much anymore.
Instead I listen to a lot of Afrobeat (Fela Kuti, Orchestre Poly-Rhytmo de Cotonou etc) and tons of German music from the 1970s - Kraftwerk, NEU!, Cluster, Can, Faust, etc. But especially Kraftwerk.
I also like 'primitive' electronica - the stuff that people were doing in the 1970s and 1980s before everyone had sequencers. 'Cold Wave' is a common term for some of it.
Then there's Bollywood, 1970s/1980s New Wave (Joy Division, Gang of Four...), Cuban music, James Brown, Nina Simone, Devo, The Carpenters, Melt Banana. Oh, and of course, Depeche Mode. And ZZ Top...
The list goes on....
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I ate donkey in 2009.
I saw two pigeons have a fight in Montmartre in 2010.
Yup, that sums me up - violence-loving meat eater.
Teach, Learn, Share
I could teach you about the Chinese game of go (baduk, wei qi), tea, cocktails, maybe a bit about photography. And, of course, music!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, Japan, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom