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Despite being born and raised in Switzerland, I have Polish origins.
I'm open-minded and am trying to explore the world and meet new people while I am still a student and have the time to do so. (heard Jobs can be pretty time consuming :) )
I am currently studying medicine at the University of Zurich and am in my third year, studied one year of biology before though. I also did quite some Research on C.elegans and - in humans - diseases concerning the Cornea (If you want details, you can just ask me about it!) I guess I am falling a bit out of the frame when it comes to my character, I incorporate a big mixture of backgrounds and cultures and thus peope see me as "not normal" - though I think they mean it in a positive sense :) It happens very rarely that I don't get along with somebody, and I can make even the shiest people talk.
I think a lot of my travel ideas developed due to the romanticized idea of adventurers exploring the world which were present in many books I was reading when I was younger - what sometimes (or maybe not only sometimes) puts me into dangerous or very unique situations.
Things I wanna do before thirty:
- Climb Mount everest
- Go "in to the wild" to alaska for 5-6 months
- Travel to the north / south pole by sailing boat
- Drive with a chopper through south america
"The only people for me are the mad ones, mad to live, the ones who are mad to live, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common place thing but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine glass in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!!!”
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
If somebody is in need of a place to crash, he is welcome to come to our place anytime. We know how it is to be stranded in a foreign city without a place to sleep. And we´re glad about any help we get when traveling - so this is our way of saying "thank you".
Everybody who justs wants to go out or have some fun - Just text me :)
The wonderful thing about Couchsurfing is that it connects people that think alike. People who travel, who are curious and want to discover the world,who want to know more - regardless of the age - whether Couchsurfers that were 18 years old or ones that were over 50 , we had always an amazing time, one that we will never forget.
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I have many interests..Actually it is a pity the day only has 24 hours. I like sitting down and reading something study related, but I also love playing piano which I started 14 years ago. I used to play Tennis in highschool, but I had to quit when I started College. As for sports I couldn´t live without sailing. It´s amazing how free you feel when you are on the sea and the wind is blowing in your face and you can just go wherever you want... If I have the possibility I go windsurfing whenever I can, it used to be a big passion of mine.
And one of my other big interests is probably travelling, what goes along with learning new languages..now that I have a few months off every year I try to grasp every opportunity to see somewhat of the world, in a way I can do only now , before becoming too responsible ;p!
Music, Movies, and Books
LOTR, HP; SW etc! Same goes for the book , I think I read HP at least 30-40 times.. (And yah, I´m still waiting for the letter!;) and I´m kinda hooked for mangas (i.e. Deathnote..)
Anna Karenina, Kafka on the shore (Haruki Murakami), On the road (Jack Kerouac), Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse), Barney´s version, Whatever works etc.
As for music its simple... Rock / Indierock, Punk, a little bit of metal (i.e. Death cab for cutie, Offspring, NOFX, Mindless self indulgence, Muse Coldplay and so on)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Guess a couple of months ago I would have said Eolian Islands - sunset over a Volcano..but ever since I was in Lapland I must admit that the Aurora borealis ist just m i n d b l o w i n g. A bizzare greenish something that moves through the sky.. Definitely a must see. It took us four days of patience till the sky cleared up, we even spent a night in a winter cottage surrounded by meters of snow , everything , everywhere you looked was white, and it was so frickin´cold.. but damn.. it was worth it :)
Teach, Learn, Share
If you want to wake up Hangover style, not remembering anything but having epic photos on your phone and wondering why you are 100 miles north of your city - put a bottle of Vodka on the table - I will get in the mood and it will just "happen" :)
Also I can help you out with your German / French /English / Polish , give you an IV when you´re hungover or just listen to you if you feel like talking to a complete stranger about all the intricacies of life.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In