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Jannis Brl

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Journalist
  • Grad School, MA in Political Science...
  • From Nuremberg, Germany
  • Profile 65% complete

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. Smartass. 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:

Read Write Run 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 & Books


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: Drive Gran Torino Boy A We have to talk about Kevin


Nina Simone Atmosphere Jay-Z Fritz Kalbrenner The Roots The Weeknd Bon Iver Raphael Saadiq Springsteen (Sorry, Bob) Tori Amos Two Gallants Decemberists Nas Pulp

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

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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