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Tackling work life without forgetting to live
Since I spent a year in Canada I got addicted to traveling. I met so many interesting people, saw beautiful things, discovered so many different ways of living that i always want to see more.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfing. Meeting up, offering time to spend and advice. I will host one day in a bigger apartment.
I haven't verified my profile deliberately because I don't like the idea of CS becoming a commercial platform. It used to work beautifully before and I think it should stay that way. It was always about trust - I don't see why credit card information is needed to make CS participants more trustworthy. I hope they will be trustworthy without it for the sake of the original idea of Couchsurfing.
I've surfed in several countries and have had so many good experiences. Long talks, demanding hikes, touching songs, fun parties with people I just met a few hours ago, laughter to tears, sitting still in awe seing the beauty of nature - just a few examples of my couchsurfing experiences. I've even found friends that I'm still in touch with over years and many miles - I think that is the greatest thing to achieve with this project.
(not in order of significance)
parks, gravejards, industrial districs, lost places
art and art galleries
Music, Movies, and Books
music: movie scores, classical music, Apocalyptica, Placebo, noise music, random songs from all genres which touch me.
books: Haruki Murakami. Dan Simmons. Terry Pratchett. Heinrich Boell. Kafkas short stories. I'd love to read more but seem to never find the time :/
movies: I watch even less movies than I read books. My current favourite though is Arrival - so much more than a science fiction movie. It's philosophical, it teaches about being human and understanding between different cultures. And it's so aesthetic. music by Johann Johannson. It really is more than just a science fiction movie.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Rope swinging on a bridge somewhere in B.C., Canada. The three most amazing seconds of my life.
Teach, Learn, Share
As a host I can tell you about local cultural history and nature (plants, geography, animals) and vice versa I am interested to learn about these things as a guest.
And if you are interested in Art - I'd go with you to art galleries and show you art, or rather: how to see paintings. modern art isn't just something that "a little child could have done" - or have you ever tried to draw the spirit of a bull (Picasso did). i failed so far^^ ... Rembrandt is the master of light and shadow. Edward hopper paints modern melancholy. the Dutch still lifes are better than photographies. and so on...
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'm always happy to cook with hosts or guests and teach and learn new recipes. My favourite recipe to teach is German pancakes.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Madagascar, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In