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Elissa W

Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Creole, Russian
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • gap-yearing
  • French-Romance Studies and American ...
  • From Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


I enjoy being. Living, laughing, working together with people, playing. Doing something useful is awesome. I enjoy sharing meals, interests and passions. Lying in the shadows of an oak tree on a hot summer day is great. I like reading, listening to music, thinking about the meaning of movies and hanging out or going on adventures with friends and strangers.


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

The quality of owning freezes you forever onto "I," cuts you off forever from the "we." (Steinbeck) - Share more, trust more, play more!

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 intense were definetely San Francisco and Madagascar! It's always worth the trip ;-)

Hosting was always a refreshing and enriching experience, too. Looking forward to the time when I'll have a couch to offer again!


Life! Find out what is good for me.

People, literature, film, languages, countries, human rights, nature conservation.

Music, Movies & Books

Chilly Gonzalez, Noir Desir, Juergen Paape, The Comdedian Harmonists, 2raumwohnung: Maedchen Mit Plan, Hildegard Knef, Beirut, Elvis Presley, Peter Bjorn und John: Blue Period Picasso... many more!

Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer, Vater und Sohn, 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 . . .

Pierrot le Fou, Bamboozled, Superfly, Blade Runner, Gegen Die Wand, The Cut, Big Lebowski, Hiroshima Mon Amour, The Graduate, Medianeras, This is England . . .

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Life is full of amazing things as long as you just stay "tuned in." So it's difficult to choose. Everything is whole and beautiful, if you just look close enough. Everything is art.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Good cooking skills, interest in many things, stories from all over the planet ;-)

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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