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  • 116 references 77 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • Ocean Engineering
  • From Germany
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About Me



Madagascar 🇲🇬, La Reunion, Mauritius 🇲🇺 (October, November)

Cameroon 🇨🇲 Central African Republic 🇨🇫 , Congo-Brazaville, DRC,
Greece 🇬🇷 (July)
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain 🇧🇭(June)
South Africa 🇿🇦 (January-May)
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia 🇿🇲 (April)
Namibia 🇳🇦 (March)
Lesotho, Eswatini 🇸🇿 🇱🇸 (February)

-> As I'm working online I might be sometimes busy for a few hours a day but otherwise I'm always happy spending time together and to explore

Currently: German teacher/ Working remotely
Instagram: @besidetheoceans


~It is all about the people~
~Bir aptal servet hayal eder; bilge bir adam, mutluluk~
~Слово—серебро, молчание—золото~

I'm originally from Germany but living these days in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

All of my travels kind of started when I moved to Florida to study Ocean Engineering. Since then I couldn’t stand still and didn’t want to move back. I prefer to live and work somewhere else, at a new place I haven't seen before and this on a frequent base. Luckily my online jobs open doors to complete freedom, guess life can’t be more wonderful.

In general, I'm very social, I enjoy many sports so I do rowing, climbing, diving, playing saxophone, ukulele, and being a crewmember on traditional sailing vessels. Also, I love to try new things, to cover my days with lots of activities, and to be outside all the time. While it may be too much sometimes, it gives me the chance to widen my perspective and to get connected to different kinds of people. Spending time with friends, laughing, new experiences...at all, I try to enjoy life as best as I can.

If there is a chance to go out, I travel as often as possible. To get to know new people and new places is beautiful. To zoom out of everyday life and feeling more yourself. That's my inspiration for traveling.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For me, it's all about the people I meet and not necessary to save money. It is way more exciting to get connected with locals instead of being the stereotypical tourist just moving from hotel to hotel.
So yeah, everyone's lives in a different way, with different standards, expectations, and habits - I can't get enough of that, so inspiring.

Some useful infos from CS


I already do a lot of sports but always love to try new ones.

Music, Movies, and Books

I listen to different types of music. What I prefer most:
Afrobeat, Amapiano
Cuban music
Songs of the 80's / 90's as Robert Miles - Children, Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly, Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater, Micheal Sembelo - Maniac, Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams, Mike Oldfield - To France, Madonna - La Isla Bonita, Chris Isaak - Wicked Game;
Electro Swing music as Parov Stelar - Booty Swing/ Catgroove/ Al Night;
Indie-Folk as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Angus and Julia Stone, Aurora, M83

Best books:
Nachtzug nach Lissabon, Pascal Mercier
The perks of being a wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
Tschick, Wolfgang Herrndorf

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived one week with soldiers on their minehunter and experienced their everyday life.
Hitchhiked 2 weeks through Norway to get there on a sailing vessel.
A lot of sailing as a crew on a 100 ft and a 213 ft traditional sailing vessel.
The slum in Nairobi is the biggest slum in Africa - a crazy experience!

Teach, Learn, Share

Couchsurfing Hosts (since May 2020)

Greece 🇬🇷
Thanos - Matala

Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦
Mohammad - Al Khobar
Omar - Al Khobar
Amjaad - Riyadh

Slovakia 🇸🇰
Lukas - Trnava

Zambia 🇿🇲
Naluca - Lusaka

Zimbabwe 🇿🇼
Tin - Harare

Botswana 🇧🇼
Abishek - Gaborone

Swaziland 🇸🇿
Michael - Ngwenya
Lungelo - Ncabaneni

Namibia 🇳🇦
Joseph - Windhoek
Ndapwa - Windhoek

Lesotho 🇱🇸
Teboho - Maseru

South Africa 🇿🇦
Christo - Cape Town
Eryk - Cape Town
Donovan - Cape Town
Michael & Deanne - Pretoria
Olivier - Johannesburg
Ben - Johannesburg
Etienne - Johannesburg

Morocco 🇲🇦
Biougra - Oussama
Casa - Aazeddine
Casa - Abdellah & Khalil
Marrakech - Simo

UAE 🇦🇪
Bandar - Abu Dhabi
Ben - Dubai

Oman 🇴🇲
Khalil - Muscat

Turkey 🇹🇷
Huseyin - Canakkale
Derya - Izmir
Ibrahim - Antalya

Switzerland 🇨🇭
Dario - Zürich

Egypt 🇪🇬
Nico - Hurghada
Maxim - Hurghada
Karam - Cairo
Mostafa - Alexandria
Ibrahim - Luxor
Yehia/Aaron - Aswan
Natasha/ Nada - Dahab

Belarus 🇧🇾
Taya & Arseniy - Minsk
Chris - Minsk

Turkey 🇹🇷
Metin - Istanbul
Hüseyin - Istanbul
Ufuk - Ankara
Mussi - Düzce

Macedonia 🇲🇰
Aya - Ohrid

Poland 🇵🇱
Michał- Warsaw
Angana - Warsaw
Romek - Warsaw
Peru - Warsaw
Vandana - Warsaw
Alba & Nika - Gdansk
Ivan - Warsaw
Paweł - Warsaw
Daniela, Vandana, Agata - Warsaw

Germany 🇩🇪
Julia - Bremerhaven
Theresa - Bremerhaven
Laurence - Bremerhaven
Leoni - Köln
Uwe & Leslie - Bremen
Jutta & Bernd - Hamburg

Lithuania 🇱🇹
Jose - Kaunas
Toufik- Vilnius
Sharif - Vilnius
Rokas - Kaunas

Latvia 🇱🇻
Liga - Riga

Estonia 🇪🇪
Yuri - Tallinn
Sergai - Tallinn

Poland 🇵🇱
Mirany - Poznań
Natalia - Poznań
Lili - Szczecin

Belgium 🇧🇪
Deepak - Brussels

Spain 🇪🇸
Marc&Guenda - Barcelona
Antoine - Barcelona

Georgia 🇬🇪
Mustafa - Tbilisi
Roy - Tbilisi
Tengo - Telavi
Shako - Kutaisi
Raja - Kutaisi
Burak - Batumi
David - Batumi

What I Can Share with Hosts

Let's cook together, explore the area, talk some German, enjoy the night live or play some songs on my ukulele

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Poland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States

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