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Trying my best not to grow up.
I have just moved back to Australia after 2 years living in Hamburg and Amsterdam with my boyfriend Moritz.
Currently back in Europe visiting my Moritz and testing my future duel citizenship. Living the life!! Chasing the summer, which is strange because I am the pastiest Aussie you will even meet.
You can make friends with salad.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
At the moment I am unable to host because i live too far from where any surfer would want to stay ... thought it is on the beach :-P.
I was a Moderator of the Melbourne group.
I organised a German Language meeting every second Wednesday in Melbourne, Recently revitalised by some new loving hosts.
I was a Co host of the Melbourne Tuesday Cs Zone meetings with Anthony, Julien and Jay and a fill in host when Jay and Anthony want some time off.
I helped Joe with the Quiz Night at The Joint bar in Melbourne with. We won once and came second twice so about $180 bucks of Free Beer was drank by surfers who attended!
Organised a EPIC clothes swap at my house.
Gave my almost my entire life's possessions to Surfers when I moved out of my house before leaving for Germany.
In November 2011 I was asked to be an Ambassador, it was a wonderful surprise and I loved being able to actively promote and encourage participation in our community.
While traveling in Munich in 2010 met two Canadians who spoke highly of couchsurfing. Initially I was horrified with the idea of sleeping in strangers houses like most people, however upon my return to Australia and the breakdown of two important friendships, I decided to give hosting a try in a bid to improve my German and make new contacts and friends around the world and in Melbourne.
Since then I have not looked back.
Through Couchsurfing I have met so many wonderful people some of who I count as good friends. Couchsurfing has helped me through a really hard time in life and still is. I love this crazy bunch of Nomads and all the pitfalls and amazing encounters it consists of. I am forever great full to the community and the wonderful people I have met most of who have added a little joy to my life and some of whom have taken a little piece of my heart back home with them.
I have hosted:
Elina from Sweden/USA
Lara, Louise and Rosa from Germany
Katrin and her BF from Germany
Celestin from Germany
Yasemin and Janay from Germany
Daniella and Friend from Finland (recommended by Lara,Rosa and Louise)
Kristin from Germany
Iris and Kai Germany
Rabea from Germany
Madda and Pali from Iceland
Regina from Austria (ambassador Vienna)
Cedric from Switzerland
Veronika and Karolina from Germany
Anna from Germany
Elli from Germany (moved in)
Stephanie from Germany
Jan from Germany
Michael from Austria
Hripsime from Italy
Kristie from USA
Stefan from Germany (Elli's Friend)
Sarah from Canada (Elli's Friend)
Nadja from Germany
Julien from France (Met through CS meetings now exboyfriend/Moved in)
Charlotte from France (Julien's friend)
Celine from France (Julien's friend)
Moritz from Germany (moved in)
Desiree from Germany (moved in)
Lucas from Germany (friend of Desiree)
Tobias from Germany
Lucas from Germany (friend of Desiree)
Eric from USA (ambassador San Diego)
Hayden from Canada/New Zealand (desiree's first surfer)
Laurent from France
Eitan from Mexico
Lana from Netherlands/ New Zealand
Not all surfers I have hosted have been through couchsurfing.
I have surfed:
Ling from Singapore
Martin and Magnus in Copenhagen Denmark
Theo in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Marieke in Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Languages (but i am useless at them)
Vintage scarves and Brooches
War and Genocide (learning about it not committing it)
Coffee (soy latte 1 sugar)
Assembling Flat Pack Furniture
Leafy Green Vegetables (spinach is my crack)
Jumping in Puddles
Not waiting for people to pose for pictures rather capturing the moments in between
KFC Moist Toweletts
Tea cups but not Tea
Observing the mechanics of everyday objects
Anything made miniature
Sleeping in on cold mornings
Economics and Product Marketing
Stationary and Office supplies
little single-celled organisms of glam
People telling me stuff I have done it the past that I have no recollection of
Deliberately putting myself in situations that I would otherwise never find myself in.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music wise almost everything pre 2000.
The Tea Party
To name a minute few.
Post 2000 Trance and Progressive
Armin Van Buuren
Sander van Doorn
Menno de Jong
Above and Beyond
and so on and so on...
Anything Historical or Educational particularly WWII.
I have a hard time fiction I can stick to ... I am open to suggestions though.
I love movies from my childhood so my list is pretty lame.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Been educated in the art of Beer Drinking by a Bavarian.
Beat cancer like a ninja.
I have karaoke'd
99 Luftbalons with a German
Alanis Morrisette You Oughta Know with a Canadian
I also have a wish list;
500 miles The proclaimers with a scott
Zombie The Cranberries with someone from Ireland
She bangs - Ricky Martin with a Puerto Rican.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can cook you a Vegan meal you wont believe is actually vegan!
I can help you with your English and minimally with your German ... mostly insults and swearwords.
If you have been to IKEA recently I will take great joy in assembling your purchases.
If you would like some art reproduced (comic or cartoon) I can do that easily.
Or a wall you would like a mural painted on I can help or design one for you.
If you like the idea of a human sized piñata I can paper mache you into one!
I will kick ass for you in a Quiz night. My record is winning all 3 free jugs and a $25 bar tab in one night (I Shared them with the other participants)
And I will of course do your dishes for you!
Countries I’ve Visited
Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Germany, Netherlands