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Devon Kroeger

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 120 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Volunteer Coordinator at Lattitude C...
  • BA in Human Geography at UBC
  • From Glendale, Wisconsin
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I got prosopagnosia, so I don't know if I knows ya

ABOUT ME

I like 'to do' lists, especially if I do the things that I wrote down.

One of the greatest joys in my life is when Percy, my fish, bites my finger when I hold it above his water. I trained him to do that.

I'm prone to bad bike accidents, but still enjoy long bike rides.

I like being the first one to pull the 'stop' chord on the bus so that it makes that *ding!*

PHILOSOPHY

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." - The Velveteen Rabbit

“ When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life." -author unknown

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

It's what I do

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I learned about couch surfing December 2006 at a Christmas market in Berlin when a group of Couchsurfers were doing Free Hus there. I hung out with them almost the whole day and had such a great time, that I joined Couchsurfing immediately and have been active since.

I've been hosted by: Kim in Grenoble, France Ollie in Cardiff, Wales Carlos and Jose in Barcelona, Spain Guilhem in Prague, Czech Republic Wojtek in Nowy Targ, Poland (HC) Johannes in Krakow, Poland Wil in Brussels, Belgium Troels in Copenhagen, Denmark Nina in Malmö, Sweden Basti in Leipzig, Germany Dave and Deanna in Vancouver, Canada Dan and Chance in Victoria, Canada Greg in Chicago, USA John in Seattle, USA Jordan in Vancouver, Canada Drew in Pitt Meadows, Canada Kim in Seattle, USA Blake and Celine; Victoria, Canada Dylan; Duncan, Canada Lisa and Paul; Tofino, Canada Eric; Salt Spring, Canada Lauren and Nate; Portland, USA Mike; Portland, Oregon Ryan; Seattle, Washington Claire; Chicago, Illinois

In Berlin, I've hosted and co-hosted: Devin, USA Kim, USA Michael, Australia Zack, USA Brock, Canada Marta, Brazil Adam, Canada Jon and Kim, England and USA Andrea, Italy Lindsay, Ami, and Arjali, USA Nicolas, Argentina Raymond, Norway Louie, New Zealand Zak, USA Max, Germany Toby, Australia Julia and Aline, France Marcello and Phillipo, Italy Don, Spain Nathan, Australia Kek, England Doron, Israel Diego, Uruguay Ilan, USA Marion and Felix, France Daniel, Czech Republic Mark and Johannes, New Zealand Georg, Germany Joon and Yeong cheol, Korea Nic and Alex, Australia Ankit, India Alex, USA Jess, USA Tom, Australia Jim, Australia Imogen, Wales Ulrike, Germany Ayax, Mexico Cameron, England Szilard, Hungary Greg, USA Roy and Yuval, Israel Gareth and Alastair, England Sebastian, Germany Florian, Germany Joel and Sroop, England

In Vancouver, I've hosted: Tim, Netherlands Orion, USA Kay, Germany Greg, USA Jordan, Canada Drew, Canada Sam, England Artur, Germany Iain, England Mike, USA Neil, USA Carsten, Germany Lauren and Nate, USA Michael, Germany Mathieu, Canada Robert, Canada Sam, Canada Yoko, Japan Andrew, Canada Florian, Germany Philipe, Germany Jeremie, Canada Ollie and Max, Germany Yann, France Ryan and Patrick, USA Eddie, Canada Mark, Germany Anna, USA Jamie, USA David, Canada Cori, USA

Interests

A list of things I like in no particular order:

-Music in all shapes, styles, and forms, including making up songs to the hum of machinery (like a leaf blower or dish washer- do other people do that?) -Travel (how shocking!)with alternative modes of transportation like car-shares and hitchhiking -Hiking, biking, camping, swimming, soccer, water polo, flying kites, and other outdoorsy things -Cooking, baking (I just recently got into making my own bread), strumming the guitar and singing with friends, reading, watching movies that don't encourage my brain to shut off for 2 hours, and other indoorsy, rainy day type things -Photography, street art, making/viewing/sharing art, poetry slams(!) and open mic nights -Exploring ways to live sustainably and live with more purpose and happiness (i.e. communal house projects, farmers markets, being conscious of how my actions affect society and the environment, alternative modes of transportation, and a vegetarian diet!) -Developmental and humanitarian aid, which is what I ultimately want to do with my life -Dancing, funky clubs, small bars, house parties, concerts, and music festivals! hooray! -I have a very deep love for Berlin and everyone who had anything to do with my life there -growing my own food and eating it OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM -going to rallies/protests/demonstrations/conferences about things that I'm passionate about -making short stop-motion animation films. making normally inanimate and harmless objects kill you or your friends is great fun. -playing Amanda, my mandolin. Get it? A Manda-lin? A khee khee khee khee khee.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Ocean kayaking by myself with dolphins of the coast of florida

exploring an old soviet military base in east berlin

performing with the moscow conservatory of music

working in a former concentration camp in Stutthof, Poland to uncover rotted out barracks

Hitchhiked a 4 seat airplane in south Denmark and flew it

Worked as a Security Guard for rock concerts at the Largest Music Festival in the World: Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Teach, Learn, Share

Can Teach-how to play "the final countdown" on violin-how to develop black and white photographs-how to swim-funny German expressions or German in general -how to solve a rubik's cube-how to play the thunder drumWants to learn-Arabic-how to give a proper massage (and get certified)-how to make soap-how to make all sorts of different curries-how to whistle-all of the best/worst pick up lines in the world-the rest of Classical Gas on guitarShare-bottles of wine-good food-music!-good conversation with those aforementioned three things happening at the same time.Im not very good at sharing food in restaurants. But I like sharing food at home.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Germany, Guatemala, United States

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