Jannis Brl

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Journalist
  • Grad School, MA in Political Science and American Cultura...
  • From Nuremberg, Germany
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About Me


It' s just perfect: I am going to leave Germany to work in NYC this summer, my favourite city. I am going to have time to travel nonetheless - and i might meet you somewhere down the road.

They wanted me to write what people say about me. This is what I came up with:

Why does he read ALL THE TIME?
Why is he interested in all that stuff?
He should be more earnest sometimes.
He should be more hilarious sometimes. (Pick one, people!!!)
I can ask him almost everything, and he knows it.
He is really too old to listen to rap music.
The Mix-CD he did for my birthday is pretty good, though.(Yes, I still believe in the power of the Mixtape)

And, of course: I would be happy to have him sleep on my couch.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Unfortunately none. But a friend enthusiastically recommended it, so, as a traveller, I am giving it a shot.


I work a lot, as being a journalist is something to really dive into and identify with. But if i don't work, I:

Go out. Late.
Try to teach myself the guitar, starting to play bass guitar again and putting together music on my computer. But I wouldn't call it making music. That would be offensive to all the people who make real music.
Watch good TV shows - Sopranos, Wire, Mighty Boosh, Peep Show, anyone?
Plan the next trip abroad.

Music, Movies, and Books


Updike - The Rabbit stuff
Franzen - Freedom, Corrections
Scott - Great Gatsby
Michael Lewis - Big Short
Everything by Christopher Hitchens
Rushdie, Auster, Camus, Eco


Shawshank Redemption
Old Boy
Dark Knight
Eternal Sunshine..
Into the Wild
La Dolce Vita

Good ones seen recently:
Gran Torino
Boy A
We have to talk about Kevin


Nina Simone
Fritz Kalbrenner
The Roots
The Weeknd
Bon Iver
Raphael Saadiq
Springsteen (Sorry, Bob)
Tori Amos
Two Gallants

Recently listened to:
Bobby Womack (you should, too!)
New Kanye

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing a waterfull in the jungle of Thailand. The city boy didn't know you could even do such a thing.

My first time in NYC. THe sheer energy with which people move is amazing. A place like no other.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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