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Exchange semester in Utrecht, Netherlands for the fall of 2015. Trying to adapt long-term to a new country and culture.
I am curious by nature, and very interested in different cultures, social science and the development of societies. I want to experience as many cultural shocks on my travels as possible. I like to meet new people and love how short conversations with complete strangers can completely change my way of thinking.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Have surfed for the most part, but will start hosting once my situation allows it.
Every night I've spent surfing a couch has been at least ten times more interesting, more lively and more fun than staying shut up in a hotel. I hate hotels.
Arts & culture: Literature, music, theatre and dance.
History (esp. art history), philosophy, anthropology, humanitarian aid,
Food & drink: I am a professional coffee barista and a tea-and-coffee-lover. I am also very interested in cooking, although I'm terrible at it.
Music, Movies, and Books
My favourite authors are Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. I guess it's a strange combination. My favourite movie is Léon (The Professional). I am an omnivore when it comes to music, but some of my favourites include Rufus Wainwright, Fleet Foxes, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Debussy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Belle&Sebastian, Johnny Cash, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Yann Tiersen, Edith Piaf, Stevie Wonder, Damien Rice, Air, Queen, The Beatles, Coldplay, Amadou & Mariam, A Tribe Called Quest, Propellerheads, Muse and Beastie Boys.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
St. Petersburg. The Gobi desert. The Baikal lake. The Great Wall of China. The Cu Chi Tunnels. The Temples of Angkor. Paragliding over the Himalayas. The Taj Mahal. The Pyramids of Giza.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Travel stories, French and Icelandic lessons, tips on making excellent coffee.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands