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"alles mitnehmen", as we Germans say
I am a world citizen with a German touch. This means I love fizzy drinks, I'm still a student at 29 (I swear, it IS normal in Germany!!) and I can open beer bottles with pretty much any object.
It's my humble dream to see every country in the world.
Since I'm a linguist, I am pretty much obsessed with language and languages and intend to learn some languages along the way.
"There were never any good old days, they are today, they are tomorrow. It's a stupid thing we say, cursing tomorrow with sorrow."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting, surfing, going to meetups and events, hosting vegan CS-events in Berlin
Some very nice people offered me:
An air bed in Amsterdam. A floor in Amsterdam. A bed in Paris. A mattress in Barcelona. A bed in Barcelona. A floor in Barcelona. A couch in Berlin. A comfy carpet in Almaty, Kazakhstan. A whole flat in Almaty! A mattress in Dublin. An air bed in Los Angeles. An air bed in Harbin, China. A mattress and a bed in Lisbon. An airbed in Wroclaw. A mattress in Vilnius. A camp bed in Riga. A sleeping mat and a tent in Helsinki and Nuuksio national park! A whole room and bed in Kiel, Germany.
And I hosted some very nice people from Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, the USA, Argentina, Sweden, Poland and Thailand! :)
I also met tons and tons of nice people without hosting/being hosted!
travelling, hitchhiking, living in foreign countries, learning foreign languages, alternative places rather than tourist sites,
my free time..
cycling, reading, writing, watching good films, outdoor cinemas, roller coasters, water slides, flea markets, concerts, moshpits, festivals, karaoke, eating watermelon, cooking vegan food,
linguistics, linguistic relativity (does our language influence our perception?), language and gender, endangered languages,... i better stop now..
what preoccupies my thoughts..
feminism, anthropology, human universals, animal rights, white privilege, the racism, sexism and speciecism i see everywhere i go..
turns out life can become pretty confusing when you go places and meet people from all kinds of different cultures, questioning everything you thought you knew. i ended up constantly trying to figure it all out.
Music, Movies, and Books
Slipknot, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Deftones, Crosses, Teamsleep, Mudvayne, King Crimson, Peaches, Silverchair, 36 Crazyfists, Enter Shikari, Bob Marley, The Cure, David Bowie, The Doors, Seeed, Sean Paul, Depeche Mode, M.I.A., Gogol Bordello, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Muse, Daft Punk, Justice, Burial, Portishead, Protest the Hero, Faith No More, Atari Teenage Riot, Glassjaw, Oceansize, Panama Picture, Björk, Sigur Ros, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Buena Vista Social Club, Fiona Apple, Sum 41, trashy 80s and 90s stuff,...and so on and so forth
donnie darko, oldboy, nowhere, detroit rock city, leon, kill bill, revolutionary road, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, ken park, into the wild, lucky#slevin, the chumsrubber, planet terror, district 9, inception, martyrs, new kids turbo, borat, ...
some of my favourite books:
Tobias O. Meißner - Hiobs Spiel
Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
Douglas Rushkoff - Exstasy Club
Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted
KÅshun Takami - Battle Royale
Richard Bachmann - The Long Walk
non-fiction: everything about life in other countries and language
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sleeping under the Milkyway in a Kazakh village with no disturbing street lights
Sleeping on the Great Wall during the Chinese Moon Festival
Lived in 7 different countries in 2 years
Teach, Learn, Share
If you speak Polish or Russian I would be VERY happy, if we could talk in your language. :)
In case you want to learn/practice German, I can of course help you with that, too!
Other than that:
If you like I can teach you how to open a beer bottle with any random object (except for body parts. I'm sorry, but I won't open a bottle with my teeth or eye for you ;D).
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, United States