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Overview

  • 18 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Studying
  • Natural sciences, with dashes of history and medicin
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

A confused and lost soul making my way through life.

Once upon a time I moved to Uppsala to study physics, but sometimes the path of life is more winding than expected.

In other words: studying in Uppsala turned out to have compatible issues with some of my quirkier ways to function. Instead I've gathered a lot of more or less odd experiences from trying to make my way through life: among other things I've worked as a field-assistant-assistant and as a guide in a more than 500 year old silver mine. For a while I danced more than 4 days a week, I've moved more than 10 times, and met and lost many wonderful people.

I currently study water and environmental engineering at Uppsala university, and it seems it might work out this time! This is a big deal considering my rough history with the university, and I really hope I'll be able to make it.

People sometimes tell me I'm a little odd, but I like my clarity of mind. I'll admit I seem to have a tendency to analyse some things more thoroughly than other people seem to do though...

Some names I have: Timjan, Tant Mys, Nemo

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I feel very sympathetic towards the concept of CS, and I've had good experiences hosting.

Interests

  • singing
  • dancing
  • yoga
  • history
  • stargazing
  • sorting stuff

Music, Movies, and Books

Some favorite books:
"The Kon-Tiki Expedition"
"All quiet on the western front"
"The Ethical Slut"
"Fröken Märkvärdig och Karriären"
"The Dispossessed"

The only movie that currently comes to my mind as a favourite is "Cidade de Deus"

When it comes to music I listen to everything from Swedish folk music to pop or jazz - I try to stay open minded. My thesis is that no kind of music is bad - it's just a matter of how long it needs to push you over the pain threshold.

Oh, and some favourite games:
"Planescape: Torment"
"Machinarium"
"World of Goo"
"Braid"
"Limbo"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I survive depression.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you all I know about the night sky! Ask me to go stargazing if the sky is clear, and I'm most likely game.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Sweden

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