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Overview

  • 7 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Student and Labour Rights Activist
  • Formal: M.A. Global Political Economy (Kassel); B.A. Poli...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Studying "Global Political Economy" (M.A.) and traveling the world in order to make it a better place.

ABOUT ME

Well it's always a bit hard to describe oneself I think, but I'll give it a try.

SHORT VERSION:

European; spent one year in India as a HR volunteer and 4 Months in the USA as an intern at a labour rights organization; Labor rights activis; got my B.A. in Political Science; lived in Berlin (Germany) but moved to Kassel (Germany) for my M.A.; easy-going and open minded with a passion for music (vinyl addict), social justice, good theatre performances and films; loves cooking for and with friends; being spontaneous and laid-back but also thinking deep from time to time but without making mountains out of molehills :).

COUNTRIES I HAVE BEEN TO:

visited 15 states (6.66%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android

LONG VERSION:

I am currently finishing my Masters in "Global Political Economy" at University of Kassel (Germany). I am engaged in the local alternative scene and co-founded a Campus Radio program.

I hold a B.A. in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, where I lived for 5 years. Had an amazing time with so many great experiences over there.

Prior to my studies I went to India for one year to volunteer in a HR organization. Spent a great time there and got to see a lot of places in South India, where I also started being passionate about the Indian kitchen (after struggling a while to cope with the extreme use of chilli). During that time I also got to see to Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Social justice and fighting for a just globalization is one of my missions, so you will hear me talking about politics and or economics from time to time. I worked with the Clean Clothes Campaign in Germany, that is I helped to mobilize consumer protest in order to improve working conditions in the global garment industry.

Real conversations are something I enjoy very much as well as listening, searching and playing music. Back in Berlin I organized some clothes swap parties and Soul/Funk/Oldschool Rap/Disco/Rock'n'Roll nights in Bars and project spaces with some friends. As a semi-professional DJ I am addicted to vinyl and getting to know new sounds from around the globe.

I love cooking and biking and just having a wonderful time with people who are friendly and open-minded. And last but not least: I love to laugh.

PHILOSOPHY

"Mach' et einfach!" (Icke und Er) - http://goo.gl/BKjc7F
"L’homme n’est rien d’autre [...] que l’ensemble de ses actes." (Sartre)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hmm, I am just starting to use CS. I hope to get to know some cool people in DC.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Had a great experience in Prague and during my trip in the US but haven't used this site for Couchsurfing for the last 2 years. My former flatmate and I hosted friends and friends of friends etc. back at our old appartment in Berlin. It was always great to meet those people. Unfortunately our appartment in Kassel is currently too small to host people.

Interests

Finding LPs, 7" - Music is one of the most important things in my life
Traveling
Cooking
Live Music and great DJs
Theatre
Analogue and digital photography
Reading
Politics & social justice movements

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • indian food
  • partying
  • clothing
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • economics
  • political science
  • science
  • tourism
  • volunteering
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

>>>>>>WORDS
Eric Maria Remarque, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Satre Franz Kafka, Harper Lee, post-strucuralism, discourse theory.

>>>>>>SOUNDS
SOUL&FUNK - James Brown, Lyn Collins, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Marcos Valle, Gill-Scott Heron, Rufus Thomas, Sly & the family stone - OLDSCHOOL RAP - Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang, Nas, Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest, Guru's Jazzmatazz, The Roots, C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock, Freundeskreis, MC Solaar - JAZZ - Keith Jarrett, Esbjörn Svensson, Ahmad Jamal, Joe Sample - ELECTRONIC - Todd Terje, Lapalux, Robot Koch, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mr Scruff, Nicolas Jaar - ROCK -

>>>MOVING PICTURES
Quentin Tarantino, Fear an Loathing in Las Vegas, Michael Clayton, The Artist, Metropolis, L.A. Crash

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing on Adams Peak (Sri Lanka) with thousands of pilgrims and seeing the sunrise at the summit (and getting my cellphone stolen in the crowd, haha). The moment when I first saw the Taj Mahal was somekind of an impressive moment too. Well that's maybe enough to raise my market value aka. to show off ;).

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking basic Indian Food.
Helping you with your German (native) and being able to speakand improve my English/French/(Spanish) maybe?

What I Can Share with Hosts

Music, food and conversations.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Poland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, India, United States

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