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Overview

  • 7 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 22, Other
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Graduating in 2019
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Exploring people and culture in Hirakata-shi, Japan

ABOUT ME

I'm a easy-going guy, friendly and open-minded.
I wanna see the world, I wanna get to know many different cultures, I wanna meet a lot of different people!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I really enjoy intercultural exchange and I love how couchsurfing enables me to get away from the touristical branche to get to travel in the most authentic way possible.

Interests

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, 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

Books: Slow Travel by Dan Kieran; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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

Skydiving in Taupo, New Zealand

Surfing in beautiful Essaouira, Morocco

Hiking the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Drinking Rum in the streets of Habana, Cuba

Teach, Learn, Share

I wanna drive a Jetski!

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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