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  • 24 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Dutch
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Venture Capitalist
  • I studied International Business and Psychology.
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About Me


I am perfect mix of both of my parents:

My father is a quite conservative accountant who worked for the same power company for over 25 years and moved from one suburb to another within his hometown.

My mom is an artist and former arts teacher born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loves to travel, talks a lot and struggles with the ideas of capitalism.


The only limit we have: (human) Nature.

The most important process during history is the process of people getting united.

Make your dreams your goals.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host fellow travellers, I surf other couches and sometimes attend CS meetings.


Overall positive. The hospitality and openness you meet in this community was and still is overwhelming for me.


Politics. Forests. Business & Economics. Coral Reefs. Cats. The Ocean. Psychology. Ice Cream. Canyons. Digderidoo. Modern Arts. Electronic Dance Music.Koala Bears. Scuba Diving. Deserts. Cloudless Skies. Pizza. Design. Entrepreneurship. Surfing.

  • cats
  • arts
  • design
  • modern art
  • photography
  • dancing
  • clubbing
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • dance music
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • rock climbing
  • business
  • economics
  • teaching
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • languages
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

I am not too much into movies but some i really enjoyed are Lord of War. The Shawshack Redemption. Lord of the Rings. Shutter Island. Memento. Simpsons - The Movie. Life of Brian.

Therefore i am really into music such as Upflifting Trance. Epic Trance. Above & Beyond. Armin van Buuren. Daniel Kandi. ATB. DJ DAG. Giuseppe Ottaviani. Paul van Dyk. Techno. Carl Cox. Thorsten Kanzler. Sven Väth. Punk Rock. Billy Talent. Greenday. Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Die Toten Hosen. The Killers. Indie Folk. Mumford & Sons. Passenger. Classic. Bach. Mozart. Beethoven. Mendelson Bartholdy. Vivaldi.

I love to read, especially Crime Novels & Thrillers. Simon Beckett. Chemistry of Death. Wallander. Dan Brown. Illuminati. John Grisham. Fantasy. A Song of Ice and Fire. Harry Potter. Historic Novels. Dan Brown. Illuminati. Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follet. History & Political Science. Jared Diamond. Guns, Germs, and Steel. Why Nations Fail. Entrepreneurship. Delivering Happiness. Tony Hsieh. Psychology. Daniel Kahneman. Economics. Dan Ariely Predictably Irrational. Capital in the 21st Century. Thomas Piketty. Classical Literature. Faust. Goethe. Emilia Galotti. Lessing. Die Buddenbrooks. Thomas Mann.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Diving the Great Barrier Reef. Seeing the Moon Rise at Ayers Rock. Night Walk in the Amazon. Living in Copacabana. Climbing a six-thousander in the Andes.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to get better in Photography &
I'want to improve my skills as a DJ.

The person i respect the most and I would like to learn from is my sister, who is able to be happy and to laugh so much in her difficult situation.

I am willing to share my knowledge and experience with everyone interested.

I can give u feedback on your ideas and opinions in vital discussions and I can tell you everything i believe in and I can share all of my important experiences.

I can teach you the languages I know and I can show you how to can become a more laid-back person that can face uncertainty without impeding fear.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Netherlands

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