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  • 18 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Creole, Russian
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • some training in Graphic Design // a B.A. English & Frenc...
  • From Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

I enjoy living, laughing, and the company of friendly, warm-hearted people.

I also like reading and movies (I'm picky, though), listening to music and hanging out or going on adventures with good friends.

Life is but a succession of moments, to live everyone is to succeed.
Learn from every contact with people or things.

And sometimes life just sucks.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To host and surf, gather experiences at home and around the world.

I had the opportunity to gather many great couchsurfing experiences a bit about everywhere around the world. Among the most amazing were definitely San Francisco and Madagascar! It's always worth the trip ;-)

Hosting is always a refreshing and enriching experience, too. Unfortunately the people I invited over the past year finally decided to sleep somewhere else :-( This has made me somewhat hesitant with regards to accepting requests recently.


Literature, film, languages, countries, feminism, anti-capitalism (difficult to escape its logic, though!), human rights, nature conservation.

  • arts
  • literature
  • singing
  • dancing
  • human rights
  • cooking
  • movies
  • reading
  • music
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Jennifer Gegenläufer_in, Großstadtgeflüster, Chilly Gonzalez, Noir Desir, Juergen Paape, The Comdedian Harmonists, Hildegard Knef, Beirut, Elvis Presley... many more!

Books: Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer, Vater und Sohn, Persepolis, The Hare with Amber Eyes, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Grapes of Wrath, Le Clezio: Revolutions, To Kill a Mockingbird, Native Son, The Color Purple, Under the Feet of Jesus, Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit, The Dharma Bums, Robinson Crusoe . . .

Movies: Tiger Girl, I Am Not Your Negroe, Vulva 3.0, The Vagina Monologues, Star Wars, Pierrot le Fou, Bamboozled, Superfly, Blade Runner, Gegen Die Wand, The Cut, Big Lebowski, Hiroshima Mon Amour, The Graduate, Medianeras, This is England, Burn After Reading . . .

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

New Mexico. The Grand Canyon. Snorkeling. Catamaran sailing in the Indian Ocean. Becoming friends with a teenager in the autism spectrum - having insight into another way of perceiving this world. Couchsurfing. Seeing my close friends again after a long time. Being hugged right from the heart.

Teach, Learn, Share

Let's talk, laugh and joke together!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Passion for art & design: Corita Kent, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ray & Charles Eames.

Some feminist indignation.

An open mind.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, France, Germany, Peru, Réunion, United States

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