Gottfried Mayer

Gaiserwald, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

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  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish, Swiss German; learning French, Russian
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Software Developer
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About Me

Juggling Work, School, Free time, Travelling and Hobbies...

I am an uncomplicated person who loves to travel the world and has many - maybe too many - hobbies. I like dancing salsa, photography, singing, sports (like slacklining, jumping stilts, some hiking in the mountains and skydiving), electronics, gardening and cooking.

Concentrate on similarities instead of differences

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meet, Host, Surf:
I started going to local meetings in Switzerland and enjoyed the people and - by now - good friends I met there. Then I welcomed Surfers into my home and have had really great experiences with this.
It is like one of my surfers said: "Hosting people is like a vacation in your own home!"
Only just recently I started surfing other people's couches and it has proven to be a great way to getting to know a new city or country.


I am very interested in music, especially singing (a cappella is my favorite)
Dancing salsa is another hobby of mine and I do it quite regularly, as my free time admits.
During the last few years, Photography has become more and more the main hobby of mine. I love taking pictures of people (mainly portraits). There is a huge photo gallery on my Website with some of my work on it.
Recently I started skydiving, and if the weather is good on a weekend I am very often seen near airports :)

Music, Movies, and Books

As a big movie fan, I enjoy all kinds of movies. I mostly watch movies in their original language and go to the cinema regularly.
I like all genres of movies: from Sci-Fi, Animated, Comedy, Action thrillers over Dramas, Romances to special interest films (movies that are less "main-stream" and not produced in Hollywood)

My current favorites:
Lord of the Rings trilogy, Into the Wild, Pitch Perfect, Ice Age (most of them ;) ), Iron Man, The Avengers, Dr Who, Scrubs, Big Bang Theory

I like all kinds of music, from Well-known artists (Metallica, Nightwish, The Script, Sara Bareilles ) to local artists (Adrian Solo, Sina, Martin O).
I especially enjoy listening to A Cappella Music (Beelzebubs, Pitchforks, Dear Abbeys, Off the Beat, SoCal VoCals, Eclipse, Idea of North ...)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Touching the stars at night in the Australian Outback.
- Burning Man Festival (twice by now!)
...and Skydiving

Teach, Learn, Share

I am interested in photography, dancing, music, travelling, languages, electronics and movies. We can share knowledge about any one of these subjects. I am eager to learn new skills as well

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Switzerland, United States

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