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I see myself as a flaneur who loves to explore, observe and wonder. And also a bit as a renaissance person who wants to cultivate many different areas of interest. That always makes these "about me" sections a bit difficult :-)
But I can say I particularly like writing, reading, music, learning, and walking, especially in big cities like Shanghai where I used to live. I'm a writer and I used to be a music artist but now I'm trying not to be that. We'll see how it goes.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To meet people.
I don't usually couchsurf because I'm quite introverted and I prefer to have my own place. But I love to meet locals when traveling and I'm also happy to hang out with visitors to my city. Travelers and internationally oriented people often have a mindset which resonates very well with my own. It's all about curiosity and exploration.
Music, Movies, and Books
The Book of Disquiet
To The Lighthouse
Crime and Punishment
The Satanic Verses
The Little Prince
... and many more
Music: I love music! Let me just namedrop a hundred of my favorite artists:
The Cure, Depeche Mode, Marc Almond, Pet Shop Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey, Alphaville, Agnes Poetry, Burning Hearts, Princess Chelsea, Chromatics, Erasure, Nine Inch Nails, The Sisters of Mercy, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, Nico, Aquarium, Bodies of Water, Bodies Without Organs, Dubstar, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Joy Division, The Sound, Belle and Sebastian, Mercury Rev, Martin L. Gore, Lyla Foy, Saint Etienne, Gangway, Juncker, Spleen United, Eugenia, Anne Linnet, The New Wave, Julia Holter, Mogwai, Current 93, Rome, Death In June, Gang Gang Dance, OMD, Fad Gadget, Baby Dee, Austra, Associates, Soft Cell, Electrosquad, Koto, Macintosh Plus/Vektroid, Sparks, Cocteau Twins, Manic Street Preachers, Boards of Canada, Antony and The Johnsons, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Kraftwerk, Ladytron, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Yazoo, Arcade Fire, The War on Drugs, Boytronic, Space March, Love Shop, Kula Shaker, 2 8 1 4, Hong Kong Express, The Beatles, New Order, Mew, Mama Lips, Bedouine, Equatronic, Lullabies For Insomniacs, ABC, Chairlift, Men Without Hats, Julee Cruise, Cigarettes After Sex, Telepath, iamamiwhoami, Northern Portrait, The Smiths, Talk Talk, Yu-Utsu, Fields of The Nephilim, Bat For Lashes, Guilhem Desq, The Killers, Talking Heads, FM Attack, Superheroes, Art Fact, Hymns From Nineveh, Banderas, Fever Ray.
Films: my absolute favorite is Der Himmel über Berlin / Wings of Desire
Other favorites: Endless Poetry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost In Translation, Spirited Away...
I also have to leave a special mention for my favorite stupid comedies, Dumb & Dumber and Anchor Man.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Learned to play music and written and recorded a lot of songs.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Good conversation, good manners, a beer,
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macao, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In