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Elisa Spiess

Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Italian
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • nurse, waitress, now a vegan cook
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoying life, sharing your passion and getting inspired!

ABOUT ME

I'm a positive, fun-loving, open-minded, enthusiastic, socialable and spontaneous coffee-addict. :)
Usually I've got a smile on my face and I love it to laugh.
I can't imagine a life without having people around me I can interact with. Being with people from everywhere in the world and listening to their different lifestories, inspires me, makes me happy and makes me feel like being a part of something big.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and enjoy every day as it would be the last.

Try to leave many materialistic things behind and try to concentrate on the even more important things in life.

Share whatever you can share. Make people happy - that'll make you happy.

You are never fully dressed without a smile.

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love travelling and the idea of meeting people from all around the world and to get to know the place they live in.
It's great to share experiences and it's most likely the best way to get to know a country and its people because you meet friends there and you're not the lost tourist in a new city or country as usual.
And I also like the people that visit me to get to know my city and my country better.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

none so far - at least not in this official way - but i really hope that this is gonna change as soon as i start travelling again which will be next month (nov.'12).

Interests

travelling without a plan, meeting friends for all kind of activities, grabbing a beer and sitting besides a lake, a river or the ocean and enjoying the sunset and philosophing about anything and everything, camping, sleeping under the stars, eating vegan, creative cooking without recipes, strolling around the backyard or grasslands or through forests and gathering wild green food and trying to get to know more about edible plants, seeds, flowers and leaves and their healing power in order to dive into the forgotten knowledge, photographing, reading books that make me think, conspiracy theories, spirituality and metaphysics, music that makes me feel good, biking in cities and exploring the world around me from the top of the most amazing and enjoyable vehicle, hiking, rock climbing, outdoor-stuff generally, going to concerts, visiting art galleries, museums, theatre, opera, nature, plants and much more....

Music, Movies & Books

music: radiohead, caribou, miike snow, bon iver, the xx, eddie vedder, flume, baths, iron & wine, morcheeba, feist, turner, trentemoller, M83, klangkarussell, Nicholas Jaar, Sigur Ros

books/ authors: franz kafka, rainer maria rilke, herrmann hesse, george orwell,'how to change the world' by flinthoff,'the joy of living dangerously' by osho, 'the shadow of the wind' by carlos ruiz zafon, 'the alchimist' by paolo coelho, 'eating animals' by jonathan safran foer, 'the hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared' by jonas jonasson, 'the parfum' by patrick suesskind,'the sworm' by frank schätzing, 'the wave' by morton rhue

movies: into the wild, awake - a guide into awakening, cloud atlas, inception, vanilla sky, the life of david gale, k-pax, amélie, earthlings, food matters, life is beautiful, the pursuit of happiness, science of sleep, being john malkovich, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, avatar, the pianist, identity, 21 gramm, zeitgeist, what dreams may come, pay it forward

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Mmmh... there are soooo many things. can't really tell because I get so easily amazed by nearly everything. ;)
Little wonders happen everywhere and every time. I just need to open my eyes! :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach German, also some English and would like to improve my French and to learn different languages in general.
I'm a good cook and eager to share my vegan recipes.
I'd love to share my fairly good knowledge about edible plants, flowers and leaves, you usually wouldn't eat and their healthy benefits.

Furthermore I'm interested in every knowledge about conscious ways of living like all the alternative life styles that exist - from a spiritual, esoteric or philosophical, ethical or moral view. I'm a vegan myself and try to live a more conscious life and I'd love to meet other people with a similar thinking.
and it would be great to get to know some people that lead their life self-sufficiently and eco-sensitively.

Sharing experiences is really important to me as you can learn a lot by listening to other people's experiences and life stories and it will affect you and your life and you can always take something out of it.
And I like to share my cheerfulness because I've got a lot of it. :-D

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland

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