Feilidh O'Dwyer-Strang

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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About Me


I want to make the most of living in Europe by travelling often, making new friends and taming my Masters


Hey there, I'm Feilidh (pronounced Faylee).

I currently live in Hamburg where I study an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation. It's the second year of the programme, the first one being in Aarhus, Denmark.

Last year I was featured in a video about CouchSurfing for a programme called The Wireless in NZ. Check it out and you'll learn a bit about me (and see I'm not a murderous psychopath):


I have a blog where I write about my travels and other things (I very rarely update it these days). If you enjoy it, please follow:


NZ is a beautiful place but quite geographically isolated. It is my home and I love it but I want to be away and explore the world for a few years before returning.

I'm outgoing, relaxed and philosophical. I love meeting new people to share good experiences with.


My personal philosophy is to experience as much of the world as possible, help those less fortunate than myself and constantly strive to increase my knowledge about the earth and its inhabitants.

We will all die some day - this is the only life we can be sure of so as much as possible I think we should spend our time with the people we love doing the things we love. A bit corny, right?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


If you wish to stay with me, please read my couch info. I only have room for ONE guest at a time and you will be sharing a room with me.

I have hosted, surfed and been to quite a few CS meetings.

I'm always happy to meet new people for drinks or a meal and show travelers around.

visited 27 states (12%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android


In my various houses I've hosted more than 30 CouchSurfers in NZ and met up with more. I've now surfed in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Japan and Taiwan.

Nearly all my experiences have been positive and I've made some close friends.

I do believe in reciprocity so anyone who hosts me is welcome to stay wherever I happen to be living in the future.


I like to read, write, go to the gym, have interesting conversations - also: Youtube, big time. I'm passionate about politics & current affairs and I'm a big appreciator of movies and great TV series.

I am a huge fight fan.. Both K1 and MMA. Got my Scuba certificate and also enjoy riding motobikes (although I currently don't own one while living in Europe).

Music, Movies, and Books

Some movies I love: Memento, American History X, The Lives of Others, Zatoichi, Der Utergang, Gladiator, Heat, Inception

Books: 1984, HappinessTM, Brave New World, Life of Pi

TV shows: The Wire, The Sopranos, Spartacus, Peep Show, Family Guy, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Would I Lie to You? Have I got New For You? Last Week Tonight

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* I volunteered to work with the endangered Leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica for a student exchange programme.

* Had an amazing tour of the Australian Outback where I slept under the stars on a swag and walked around Uluru.


Teach, Learn, Share

This reminds me of one of my favourite books of all time - Happiness TM by Will Ferguson. It's a scathing, hilarious satire on the Self-Help industry.

"Gone Fishin'"

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand

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