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  • 29 References 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Ancient Greek, French, Italian, Wolof
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Writing my phd on ancient greek epic humor
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  • From Müllheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Coffee or drunk.

ABOUT ME

Aquarius.

CV:
2002-2006: studies in dresden (ancient history, medieval history, philosophy)
2006-2010: living in frankfurt, finishing my studies, doing almost any job there was to find, starting my phd
2010-2012: moved to vienna, continuing my phd, travelling to dresden every 2 weeks because I was teaching at the university
2013: moved to my home village close to freiburg, to my family. still working on the phd, developing board games, coaching goalkeepers, splitting firewood, arguing with my dog...
since 2015: still there, still the phd and the firewood. most of my time went in our refugee football team then, check us out:
http://zuflucht-müllheim.de/projekt-fussball/
https://www.facebook.com/TeamAfricaMuellheim/
2017: moved back to dresden to finish this phd thing this year. it's about humor in homer, more or less.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm a happy sceptic, or so I was told.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host if I can, I surf, I drink coffee and I drink drinks. Sometimes I maybe.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I surfed couches in Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy and Romania, and hosted many guests in Frankfurt and Vienna. My experiences are 100% positive. If you made bad experiences you choose the wrong people or the wrong people choose you. Think about it and talk it over with your psychologist :P.
Seriously: I met wonderful people. From strangers who were dropping in 2:00 at night for a short nap until their next airplane at 6:30 to people who were becoming close friends, and still are, many years later.

Interests

Reading, writing, watching, listening, people, friends, strangers, conversations, theatre, philosophy, history, art, politics, society, photography, playing, working, collectivism, individualism, dualisms, other isms, logic, sitting on roofs, coffee,... or, in one word, football. oh, and irony...

  • dogs
  • arts
  • writing
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • board games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • soccer
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The usual unusual. lynch, kubrick, jarmusch, bergman, leone, tarkowski, wilder, burton, akin, almodovar etc.pp...
Music: BAIL, interpol, doors, tom waits, velvet underground, nico, king crimson, old genesis, zappa, tiger lillies, dresden dolls, st. vincent, beirut, knyphausen, icke & er, tchaikovsky, puccini, the lonely island, seeed, puddles, die antwoord...
Books: Homer, obviously and half-professionally, and the rest of them old greeks. I used to read more when I was younger: gombrowicz, calvino, auster, imgraben, murakami, charms, bernhard, cechov, hoeg, stendhal, eichendorff, stifter, hölderlin, blake, dosti, villon, feyerabend, nietzsche, sartre...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

yes. no. what?

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll go for the sharing (see below). Teaching and learning sometimes can be a most welcome by-product of sharing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anything they or I have. Usually it's time, thoughts and experiences.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany

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