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Daniela Becker

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Last login 4 days ago

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Overview

  • 78 Positive References
  • Fluent in German; learning Catalan, Valencian, English, Russian, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Living, loving, working, traveling, ...
  • FU Berlin & UA Barcelona (MA in Comm...
  • From Berlin, Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

The plan is...that I don´t have a plan.

ABOUT ME

I came back to Berlin last August after living 1,5 years in Colombia. I really fell in love with Europe again, nevertheless I miss my "tierra latina". I am looking forward to meeting travelers from all over the world, especially from South and Latin America, I need to practice Spanish, eat empanadas, arepas and chocolate volcanos from time to time :)

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I am open minded, curious, a desperate hedonist, a bit crazy (mental?) and spontaneous whilst also being reliable and well organized. I like to go out (I have a half-russian liver, keep this in mind!) but I also love to have profound conversations which I like to call "brainfucks". I want to meet people from all over the world, to get to know their points of view, their culture, habits, their loves and fears, I want to learn from them, share experiences, thoughts and laughs.

PHILOSOPHY

Sólo se ve bien con el corazón. Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

I don´t know exactly where I am going, but I am on the way.

No hay nostalgia peor que añorar lo que nunca, jamás, sucedió. (Joaquín Sabina)

I would rather regret the things I´ve done than the things I haven´t done. (or with the words of Oscar Wilde: The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

As a host:
- showing people my city (hot spots + good nitelife)
- coming too late to work

As a guest:
- washing the dishes (I can´t cook very well, sorry)
- making my hosts come too late to work

!!!!!!!!HAPPINESS IS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED!!!!!!!!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since 2008 I am meeting people as guest or host, for coffee/drink/breakfast/party. When I can´t go on a trip I love to feed my soul with their travel spirit & stories. So far I met some phantastic people from all over the world I am still in touch with some of my CS guests and hosts, a few became really good friends.

Interests

HOBBIES: dancing (jazz, modern, hiphop, rock, ballet, zouk), horseback riding, painting, writing, reading, thinking, smiling, eating, watching other people cooking...and traveling, of course!

Future travel plans: Mexico and Brasil! Later I will do a trip from Moscow to Beijing with an old VW van or the transsib. But before, there is a continent called Asia which is waiting for me... At the end of my days I am going to spend 200,000 bucks for a flight to the moon. One-way.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: into the wild, lilya 4ever, lucia y el sexo, moonrise kingdom, amores perros, babel, control, volver, high expectations, big fish, slumdog millionaire, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, before sunrise & after sunset, the girl with the dragon tattoo many more...

MUSIC: my chemical romance, the distillers, billy talent, beatsticks, guano apes, SOAD, RATM, korn, limp bizkit, muse, red hot chilli peppers, HIM, rammstein...tricky, portishead, morcheeba, chemical brothers, ada blondie, ye:solar, paul kalkbrenner, bajofondo...fat freddy´s drop, peter fox & seed, afrodisiaco...annett louisan, zweiraumwohnung...amy mcdonald, feist, india arie, katie melua...orishas, gente de zona...pinback, selig...and of course jimi h. & bob d. and this hot reggeaton shit :)

BOOKS: coelho, murakami, brecht, kafka

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The best and most amazing things happen to you if you don´t expect them. I always try to keep my expectations low, so life can surprise me everyday.

Oh yeah, I forgot: I´ve met an angel once in the bus. Really true!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a very bad guitar player, an even worse singer and a crappy cook. The only thing I can manage is - next to call the pizza & sushi service or go out for dinner - cooking some Russian, Thai or Indian food. But I can prepare brilliant cocktails or Russian drinks which kick you immediately out of this orbit. I also can mix some amazing resurrecting smoothies the next morning to cure the hangover :)

I can show you around in Berlin, but - due to my 1,5 years in Colombia - I also can help you to organize awesome trips through this amazing country discovering remote beaches in Bahia Solano or the Carribean, the best nitelife in Medellin, diving and seafood in Cartagena, nice trips in and around Santa Marta & Parque Tayrona, horseback riding in the Coffee Valley and of course a crazy time in Bogotá.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Colombia, Germany, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom

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