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"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." Albert Einstein
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I was lucky enough to be around to be part of the project when it was just beginning. It changed my life.
I know that everything is different now. And it's nothing short of heartbreaking. Couchsurfing is not what it was, and I understand there's a very real possibility that it won't exist in years to come. Although it's more difficult than ever to find people who are equally passionate about Couchsurfing, or what it was, I just can't bring myself to shut down my profile.
I hope that I'll be able to come across a few like-minded souls, here and there. I know of no better place :)
Traveling, cooking, meditation, languages, creativity, stimulating conversation, permaculture, intentional communities, natural building techniques, learning about wild edible foods, cycling, hiking, generally being outdoors, good coffee, picnics...
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: radiohead, Imogen Heap, Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, the Smiths, pink floyd, mogwai, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, The Bravery, pinback, death cab for cutie, Massive Attack, NIN, Tricky, African music, Arabic, Indian... it's really hard to label!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Waking up and going out on the deck with my morning coffee, only to find an elephant a few meters away!
Teach, Learn, Share
I want to become a better knitter. And to speak more languages. Also very interested in learning more about permaculture, natural building, organic farming, bread and cheese making, fermentation...
I'm a decent cook, and can help you with English questions (used to be a teacher!).
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, England, Germany, South Africa, South Korea