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Overview

  • 8 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning Aymara, French, Hindi, K'iche', Quiché
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student B.Sc. Cognitive Science
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I have been travelling for a couple of years now, mostly staying in places for several months, meeting people, making friends. I enjoyed volunteering in India and Thailand and studying languages wherever I go.
I am curious and enjoy good conversations. Together with a friend I started a project to document stories of people whose voices are usually not heard. I am dedicated to the idea of giving people a voice at the moment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I did a one-year-students exchange to Honduras during high school and was hosted by a family for the entire time, the idea of sharing cultures and customs caught me. This experience got me involved in couch surfing later to meet people while traveling, to open my house to people from around the world and to share experiences.
I enjoyed couchsurfing in several countries, met amazing people and had really good experiences hosting, too.

Interests

I am interested in learning languages and meeting people. I like reading. I enjoy good conversations and am interested in learning about people's perspectives. I enjoy discussing ideas on politics, history, philosophy, religion and whatever you might come up with.

  • books
  • cooking
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • history
  • languages
  • religion
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

There are so many good books in this world...

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind - Ramachandran

"Mr. God, this is Anna" - Fynn

"Ishmael" - David Quinn

"Sophie's World" - Jostein Gaarder

"Die Känguru Chroniken" - Mark Uwe Kling (i am convinced there will be an English translation of this some day... There just must be!)

...and many more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life itself seems amazing....

Teach, Learn, Share

Let's share, and learn from each other... cooking recepies, languages, ideas, books and life stories...

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Germany, Honduras, India

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