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I'm an aspiring writer who loves traveling and meeting new people.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I haven't been very active in the last year, but I'd like to change that. In the past I've surfed a lot of couches, met a bunch of great people, and hosted a few awesome surfers too!
Only good ones!
Annika and Joerg, Toni and Jan, Marta and Natalia, Elena and Marina, Maren
Magda, Stephan, Inna, Luisa and Jurek, Liam, Kasia, Anna
Traveling, reading, writing, history, Ultimate Frisbee, swimming, camping, backpacking, long conversations with interesting people about just about any topic, preferably over coffee or some good beer!
Music, Movies, and Books
Authors: James Ellroy (I'm obsessed with his books, having read LA Confidential at least 25 times, no exaggeration), Jonathan Franzen, Phillip Kerr, Raymond Chandler, John Le Carre, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, TC Boyle, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Tom Wolfe, Siegfried Sassoon, Philip K. Dick, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth,
Movies: Drive, Goodfellas, Unforgiven, The Big Lebowski, Hot Fuss, anything directed by Wes Anderson
Music: everything from John Coltrane to The Beach Boys to Guns N Roses to The XX to Class Actress to Neon Indian
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Survived a sandstorm in the Western Sahara - a little scary but very cool! (I still can't believe how sand dust was able to get into EVERYTHING we had with us.)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can answer just about any question you have on modern and contemporary German and Central European history. Or at least I'm supposed to be able to ;-)
What I Can Share with Hosts
Now back in my hometown, I can show you all the cool places in Cambridge and Somerville. (But don't ask me anything about Boston: as a true Cantabridgian, you have to drag me kicking and screaming across the river! :-P )
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Germany, Russian Federation, United States