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trying to write my first book
i'm really into languages, because i love how they work as instruments to understand other people and realities. there exists this linguistic theory which claims that every language you learn, provides a new perspective on the world and even if this theory is a quite polemic one, I agree with it and it might be the part I love most about learning them. beyond that, language is also my favourite form of art: i love literature and the more i learn about it, the more i'm amazed by it.
i grew up in a small village in upper austria where everybody greets everybody, the grass is green and the sun shines bright. i've lived and worked in several countries and even though it sounds like a big cliché: I've learned a lot and it changed my perspective on a lot of things. sometimes I think about staying in one place, but opportunities keep showing up, so I keep moving. one of the things I've learnt living abroad is that nice people are to be found absolutely everywhere, which is proved easily with websites like couchsurfing.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
i'm on couchsurfing, because i like to believe in the kindness of strangers, that's why i hitchhike too.
i like meeting new people and treating them as if i´ve known them forever, i like traveling and getting to know cities and countries the most authentic way possible (what a surprise for a couchsurfer)
i love the sea, all rivers and lakes, i could spend hours just swimming and diving around, but actually i enjoy any activity in nature.
reading, drawing and writing is something i try to do on a regular basis cause it makes me a more level-headed person. so does listening to music.
other art-stuff i'm really into: i have a thing for street art and theatre. also i always have been interested in photography and lately i am experimenting a little bit more with it, so the camera has become my new favourite toy.
Music, Movies, and Books
Rayuela / Ensaio sobre a cegueira / El Túnel / Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit / The Unbearable Lightness of Being / La Sombra del Viento / L'Étranger / The Great Gatsby / El cartero de Neruda / Der Alte Mann und Mr. Smith / Am Hang / Steppenwolf / Once minutos / Die Stimmen des Flusses / Das Parfum / L'écume des jours / Métaphysique des tubes / La fée carabine / oh and I like poetry too
Wrong / In Bruges / Into The Wild / Filth And Wisdom / Synecdoche New York / Amour / Jackie Brown / También la lluvia / Deathproof / Django unchained / Moonrise Kingdom / Budapest Hotel / La piel que habito / Balada triste de trompeta / Volver / Der Baader Meinhof-Komplex / Fight Club /Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / City of God / Away We Go / Contact High / Blow / Lucky Number Slevin / Trainspotting / Sin City / Lords of Dogtown / Exit through the Gift Shop / Holy Motors / Closer / Blue Valentine
even though i listen to a lot of different types of music, i'm still very picky. if you wanna know what my idea of good music is, let's discuss that in person over a beer or two
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hitch-hiking from Austria to Morocco
Living like "una artesana" for a couple of days
Roadtripping through Italy/France/Spain
Falling in love with Colombia
Climbing Cotopaxi and then watching the sun rise from the top of it
Exploring the Ecuadorian jungle
São João in Porto
Teach, Learn, Share
i can teach you how to climb around a BIERBANK (this is a bierbank, in case you've wondered: http://www.mietmeile.de/objects/2/2667/img/full/4c7fc15f59332.jpeg) a very useful talent, I'm glad to share.
Also i love to share music, i really enjoy meeting persons with a similar taste and exchanging titles with them.
languages amaze me, so i'm keen to share my knowledge and be thaught
ALSO: i'd like to learn ANYTHING you can teach me.
Countries I’ve Visited
Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Ecuador, France, Portugal, Spain