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Joseph VEREB

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Swedish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet, discover, share, live, love as much as I can

ABOUT ME

Since it is not so obvious to write about myself, I'd rather write about what I have been doing so far, to start with! So,for the last four years, I have been working as a lifeguard in France, became a Divemaster throught a three-months internship in Croatia, spend months in Italy, mostly picking olives in some international workcamps, worked in some hostels in Budapest, Krakow, Pisa, cycled from Berlin to Istanbul and then to Firenze, worked in an hostel in Berlin, cycled around the Baltic sea, joined some Rainbow gatherings... And I am now cycling again, on my way to Spain and Morocco for the winter!

I may have been travelling alone for all this time, I have never shared so much, nor felt such a warmth, from all these people I've come to meet ; I may be technically without a home now, but I have found no greater richness that the experiences I have made... Yeah, I know, it may sound like sugary lyrics from a forgotten pop-star trying a come-back throught corny charity-business, but it is still true...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I actually discovered CS just after I started to travel again, leaving everything behind, including my beautiful and too-big-for-myself-alone flat by the beach and the pine forest, in Anglet, a surfing paradise also close to the Pyrénées Mountains where I would have loved to host couch surfers, had I knew about it... Such a pity...Now I obsiously spread the word as much as I can, and I will see what I can do to help this wonderful project..

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have never hosted (grrr...) and won't be able to do so until I have a home, or something close to this concept; and since I have worked mostly in hostels, I haven't surfed that many couches neither... But I have taken part in countless meeting and met quite a load of surfers ; and it is amazing to meet so many lovely people, to realise that no matter where you go, you can always end up with quite a lot of friends, in such a short time... I just can get enough of this stuff...

Interests

Mmm... Travelling and meeting people? (big surprise!)I do a lot of sport, also ; back in Anglet, I used to be running, cycling, skating, swimming, surfing, bodyboarding all the time, to do Capoeira and acrobatics... But now I do with what I've got, so I run and mostly skate, since I carry my dear roller blades along with me... Oh, and if you happen to see a strange stranger jumping around and running on the walls of your beloved city, don't freak out too much, it may just be me....I also try to write as often as I can, but writing takes a lot of time in a still and quiet area, which I don't have too often.

Music, Movies & Books

Music means so much to me, my personnal stereo is actually part of my basic survival kit ("this is not a walkman, silly, this is a pocket sanctuary, the catalyst of the rising of my conscience, the back-up save of my soul... What?") I love many kinds of music, actually it is not about the kind, rather about what I feel out of it, the part of myself I find within it... I don't want to hold you all night, but here's a short list of some my favourite artists, in complete disorder ; The Cure, Texas, Arcade Fire, Hanz Zimmer(OMG), Two Steps from Hell (OMFG), Muse, Silversun Pickups, Fort Minor, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Eagle-Eye-Cherry, Magnet, Metric, , Prodigy, Renaud, Keny Arkana, Kery James, Khadja Nin, Faunts, Within Temptation, Nightwish, and many more......

I find it unaccaptable that I don't play any instrument; I use to play the keyboard once in the time, but you can't exactly carry this instrument around while travelling; among the portable instruments, I found myself mostly motivated to learn to play the violon... Not really the easiest choice, but I'll never find out where this can lead to if I do not try; therefore...

I do not read as much as I would like to, mostly because of a lack of time ; on the other hand, I tend to read a lot on the net when I am kind of settled somewhere; still it's too bad, because obviously, reading is a fuel to writing.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Mmm... Meeting, completely by chance, in a middle of Krakow, a Finnish lady I had met in Italy five years ago?
My biketrips ; Berlin-Istanbul-Firenze Berlin-Stockholm-Turku-Gdansk
Rainbow gatherings!

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, France, Germany

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