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Joachim Rahmann

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  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • currently working in
  • I studied International Relations in...
  • From Niederense (Germany)
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About Me


Living and working in Cape Town until June - then EURO 2012, then back Berlin (summer!) :-)


open-minded, outgoing, considerate, politically active and outspoken, crazy about sports, living with a smile and not with grimness


Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I like to stay with open-minded fascinating people and as soon as I have my own place in Cape Town, I would also like to host again.


travelled in South Africa, Hungary and Morocco and met amazing hosts :-)


Sports: Football (playing, watching, travelling to big tournaments, everything ;-) ), beach volleyball, squash, handball, basketball etc.

Politics and Activism: Amnesty International, active member of the German Social Democratic Party and always interested in recent developments (especially progressive ones) in all countries I travel to

Music, Movies & Books

I am fascinated by most novels of George Orwell. I also like Margarett Atwood and especially Henning Mankell. In addition, the poems and short stories of Berthold Brecht and Kurt Tucholsky have accompanied me throughout the last years.
A recent discovery are the novels of a German author, called Wolfgang Schorlau. Whenever you happen to find one of his books, read it. :-)

Music-wise, I am mainly into Alternative/Indie Rock and Ska/Latin.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Travelling South Africa in 2010 during and after the World Cup. Met wonderful people on the way (partly thanks to Couchsurfing) and I am happy to be back in Cape Town to spend more time here.

Participated in an international planning conference of Amnesty International to coordinate the work against human rights violations resulting from the global arms trade. Extremely inspiring and I hope the campaign has all the success it deserves. (http://amnesty.org/en/campaigns/control-arms)

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach you German, or Englisch or Spanish. Love to share my travel experiences and to hear yours. Always willing to engage in discussions, to get a football out and play, or to just hit for the next bar. :)

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Malawi, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom

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