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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Latin, Turkish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Shouting at people
  • I quit studying philosophy.
  • From Berlin ist keine Stadt, Berlin ist ein Heimatland.
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About Me


Do What You Want


I'm on my way to becoming a twenty-something with no idea what life is supposed to be good for.
I used to study social work, history, English literature and philosophy, and now I'm a professional busker. Thanks dad.
I'm generally introverted, but not shy or antisocial.
I don't eat animals. I want to go vegan, but I don't think I'll manage alone.
I'd be an Anarchosyndicalist if I actually had a job.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I tried to explain Couchsurfing to an English lady the other day, and when I was done, her first question was "But why would I WANT someone on my couch?"
That question had never before entered my mind.

So far, my experiences have been pretty cool, filled with kind people.


Pop culture, history, Jugger, languages, human beings, poetry, philosophy, music. Mostly this. Random order.

There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more.

  • animals
  • culture
  • books
  • literature
  • poetry
  • vegan
  • music
  • guitar
  • history
  • languages
  • social work

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Being John Malkovich, Paris,Texas, Zabriskie Point, Lost Highway, Top Secret.

Books: Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment. Hesse: Der Steppenwolf. Gibran: The Prophet. Kafka: Das Schloss. Murakami: Norwegian Wood

Music: Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins.
(Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Real Estate, Balmorhea, The Cure, The Streets, Sigur Rós, Death Cab for Cutie, Public Enemy, Red Sparowes, Blind Guardian, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, Slowdive, Can, Gustav Mahler, Grandmaster Flash, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, The Antlers. This list could be endless.)

(Restricting yourself to the five most important is not easy.)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The most amazing place I've ever been was probably Casa Robino in Amsterdam. May it live on in our hearts and minds.

The most amazing thing I've seen that comes to mind is being on the rooftops of Berlin and watching the sun rise, although I've now got a sunrise on the banks of the Rhine to hold up against that.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach beginners to play the guitar. Thom was right: Anyone can play guitar.

I want to learn how to build a good treehouse. If you know how to, get in touch. I'd also like to learn to play the banjo.

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