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  • 14 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 22, Other
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Graduating in 2019
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About Me


Hitchhiking around the four main islands of Japan


I'm a easy-going guy, friendly and open-minded.
I wanna see the world and get to know people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

If everyone would be couchsurfing, the world would be a more peaceful place.


As a political science major, I am really into international relations. I like to talk about anything that is going on in the world, and how it connects back to our personal lives.

I love to have a conversation about a variety of issues, from history to sociology, from religion to philosophy.

I play football since I am 5 years old, since 6 years very active and time-consuming. It is the biggest passion in my life!
Also: Surfing, Snowboarding, Basketball, Beachvolleyball, Table-Tennis, etc.

I love adrenalin, no matter if on a motorized vehicle, in water or on land.

Away from sport, I'm interested in art and design, coffee, cars, architecture and beer!

I wanna visit all 5 continents in my life!

  • arts
  • architecture
  • design
  • breakfast
  • politics
  • traveling
  • cars
  • surfing
  • skydiving
  • snowboarding
  • sports
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Hip-Hop, Electro, Jazz, Reaggea, Soul

Books: Slow Travel by Dan Kieran; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria; Justice by Michael Sandel

Movies: 12 Years a Slave, The Greatest Showman, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Girl on the Train, Tarzan, 13th Amendment,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Meeting a Geisha in charming Sakata, Japan

Hiking the ancient pilgrimage of Kumano Kodo, Wakayama, Japan

Climbing the tallest mountain in North Africa, Toubkal, Morocco

Embracing culture, food, and people in Hirakata-shi, Japan

Watching the most eastern sunrise in the world, East Cape, New Zealand

Eating the best Burrito in the world at LaJuanitas, in beautiful Sioux City, Iowa

Smoking cigars in the Valle de Silencio in Viñales, Cuba

Having breakfast under the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Skydiving in Taupo, New Zealand

Surfing in beautiful Essaouira, Morocco

Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Drinking Rum in the streets of Habana, Cuba

Visiting the Birthplace of Capitalism in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Milking a goat on a deer farm in Wairoa, New Zealand

Swimming in Japan's deepest lake, Tazawa-ko, Japan

Diving with seals in the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Teach, Learn, Share

I have never been fishing, so PLEASE someone go fishing with me

What I Can Share with Hosts

a home-made German dinner called Spätzle and a nice conversation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Croatia, Cuba, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Japan, United States

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