Isabella Hafele

Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

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About Me


My romantic error is wanting the moon,as if there would be a way to get it. But i shoot for the moon cuz even if i miss it i'll land among the stars.


My heart is full of hopes and dreams and i love the feeling of waking up not knowing what each new day will bring. I love to be around the people i hold dear and share moments of happiness and the moments of life´s madness with them. I´m crazy about hitch-hiking and i´m always in the mood for some adventures and getting lost in the middle of nowhere....just to experience these short moments of freedom when you can´t imagine whats gonna happen next....when nothing is impossible anymore and you learn to appreciate that the little things are the big things in life. I love sleeping under starry skies, being waked up by the first sun rays, smiling at strangers and brighten up their day for a second, meeting new people and making friends, hug and joy filled hellos and good-byes. Being on the road, exploring new lands and meeting its people is one of my dearest passions. I value thoughtfulness, sincerity, kindness, and honesty and i probably spend too much time worrying about questions like "When was the last time you did something for the first time...?" or "What if today was the last day of your life, would you look back in reflection and think you did it right?".

As a glimmer of light and hope shines over our great canvas, we begin to perspire. Obey as conditioned or rebel into a life that we dont know. We burn inside over security versus survival and so ...I fucking burn!


...what matters most is how well you walk through the fire...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host and surf regularly. No trip without couchsurfing =) I try to host as often as i can but it used to become less since i am working now...but i want to recipocrate all the nice things that i received and provide a cosy home for people out on the road.


I have been a member of couchsurfing since 2004 and it was one of the best things I came across…(after punkrock and hitchhiking of course=)…I have met a lot of great people and a lot of nice memories come to my mind when I think about the hosting and surfing experiences I made throughout the last couple of years.


daring to dream and wishing impossible things,friends, music, hitch-hiking ,dancing in the rain, sunsets, playgrounds, late nights and lazy mornings, melancholy, acting stupid, smiling,to sleep on floors, nightswimming, karaoke, chocolate soy milk,cooking at 5 am,

Music, Movies, and Books

The Smiths,Refused,Modern Life is War,Submission Hold, Rites of Spring,The Ghost, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, The Clash, Billy Bragg...these are just a few bands that make me smile, made me cry and saved my life. In the last couple of months i developed a strange passion for bruce springsteen and i ve been listening a lot to latinamerican folk and mexican ranchera music......
Isabelle Eberhardt, A. Schwarzenbach, Henry Miller,Bukowski,Fernando Pessoa, Pablo Neruda,Jack Keourac,Alan Sillitoe,E. Galeano,Erich Fromm, Tagore.
Poetry keeps my heart beating and feeds my spirit.
Dogville, los amantes del circulo polar,the celebration, lucia y el sexo, El tren de vida,Fucking Amal,el hijo de mi novia, Not in this world, before the night falls, central station, lilja 4 ever, workingmans death, the corporation, ein augenblick freiheit, somos queridos, amores perros, Das Leben der anderen, Il Postino

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Everything i saw, i did, i felt, i experienced that in someways touched my heart!

Teach, Learn, Share

How to have a lot of fun with no money.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Netherlands, Spain

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