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Buy the ticket, take the ride . (Hunter S. Thompson)
Traveller, Musician, Windsurfer, Student, Language-Enthusiast. Every person is a universe of different shades. I'm happy to find out about you and show you mine.
Travelling is my number one passion. There has always been something that dragged me out in the world. That's why I have lived so far in Chile, Spain, Brazil and China to work and study.
What am I doing for living and to pay my journeys?
I'm working for an insurance company in the area of international business development.
1.) "Buy the ticket, take the ride" The most simple and both honest proverb to describe the greatness of travelling as Mr. Hunter S. Thompson once put it.
2.) The second might be a little longer, but well worth reading:
The poem Ithaca:
When you start on your journey to Ithaca,
then pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
Do not fear the Lestrygonians
and the Cyclopes and the angry Poseidon.
You will never meet such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your body and your spirit.
You will never meet the Lestrygonians,
the Cyclopes and the fierce Poseidon,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not raise them up before you.
Then pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many,
that you will enter ports seen for the first time
with such pleasure, with such joy!
Stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and corals, amber and ebony,
and pleasurable perfumes of all kinds,
buy as many pleasurable perfumes as you can;
visit hosts of Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from those who have knowledge.
Always keep Ithaca fixed in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for long years;
and even to anchor at the isle when you are old,
rich with all that you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.
Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would never have taken the road.
But she has nothing more to give you.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not defrauded you.
With the great wisdom you have gained, with so much experience,
you must surely have understood by then what Ithacas mean.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Taking you on a tour through my city. Helping you if you have any questions or problems during your stay.
I always try to meet up with local Couchsurfers when I'm travelling, be it solo, with family or friends. So If you look into your postbox you'll likely receive a message if your profile caught my interest. ;-)
So far awesome. When I started using CS a few years ago, I would have never imagened to meet so many cool and friendly people.
Anything related to different cultures and countries. I love the exchange of different experiences during a good conversation that can last all night.
Music, Movies, and Books
Ask my when we are meeting. There is a lot to tell.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I met a Couchsurfer in Beijing once. Half an hour later we were breaking into an abandoned house. Typical CS-Experience. ;-)
Travelling Southamerica. Dancing Samba in the streets of Rio. Standing on the top of Corcovado overlooking Guanabara bay after dreaming of it since age 15.
Fought with a lion over a German sausage and some sauerkraut. Guess who won?
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you German, but trust me, life is too short to learn it. But I can also help you out with Spanish or Portuguese if that's more appealing.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Spain