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Marie Bantje

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Dutch, French
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Account Manager at Google
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • From Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

settle.eat.love. experience. London

ABOUT ME

Hi I am Mary, originally from Germany but have been living in different countries for the past 5 years. I am always up for an adventure and easily get bored when things are not moving around in a fast pace. May be that's why I loved living in London so much. I have a background in Communications and I love to talk to people about random things but also listen to other travelers stories.
I love summers and the sea...and unfortunately I have a penchant for chocolate! I love to go cycling in the city when it is not raining and always looking for the best coffee place in town as I am quite picky with good coffee and food! I like to cook together with friends or have a picnic at the beach. Include the word "watermelon" in your request so I know you actually read my profile!

PHILOSOPHY

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did.Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

surf-host- Experience & Share!
After I have surfed other people's couches for about 2 months last summer, I feel the urge to give back to the system as I can provide my couch and host other travels from all over the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed:
2010 September,Paris
2012 April, Victoria
2012 April, Vancouver
2012 May, Seattle
2012 May, San Francisco
2012 May, Las Vegas
2012 May, Los Angeles
2012 June, New York

Hosted:

The Hague April 2011
Munich February, April 2013
Dublin June 2015

Interests

Traveling, riding my beloved bike everywhere, chasing summer all year long, Surfing & Yoga.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
I love watching documentaries ..and I can get pretty obsessed with TED talks! Some I definitely found worth watching: Dark Days, Food Matters, Sicko(any by M.Moore), Bombay Beach etc. , manufactured landscapes and waste land.
Other than that: Pursuit of Happiness, Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du coran, Cold Mountain and German film productions with Till Schweiger ( Barfuß, Keinohrhasen, Wo ist Fred etc. )

Music:
The XX, HAIM, Disclosure, Lykke li, Florence + the Machine, Austra, Jamie Cullum, The Hundred in The Hands, Pretty Lights, Bonobo

Books: anything related to political economy explained by real life experiences or french novels! Malcom Gladwell, Anna Gavalda.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Zip-lining in Mexico's Jungle and surfing in Tofino!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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