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Christian Pipal

Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Estonian, French, Russian
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • student, paramedic, bartender, diplo...
  • university
  • From Vienna, Austria
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Why does a mushroom have so many friends? Because he's a fungi.

ABOUT ME

International student from Austria living in Tartu, Estonia and Vienna

Discovered CS when I was travelling in Scotland after graduating from highschool and got addicted.

Right now trying to master that nordic witchcraft language some people call "Estonian".

Finished my undergrad in development studies, but switched to eu/russian studies for my masters now at the
University of Tartu, European College. Inbetween schools I worked as an politics analyst for my government in Washington DC, focusing on the relationship between academics and politics.

I also did quite some filmmaking in Austria, mainly for local indiebands.

I am highly interested and involved in politics, and still follow that probably very naive approach that everyday life can be positivly influenced by smart, evidence based decision making. Topics I am really into are European neighborhood policies and the construction of a European identity, as well as the idea of capitalism as the superior form of economic organization.. I prefer to discuss these things while having beer and liquor :)

PHILOSOPHY

Also common dictators have a personal attitude.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

CS is just the perfect way of traveling for a certain kind of travel. If you are free to do what you want to do and want something unpredictable.. it's for you !
I met people I would have never met otherwise, i did stuff I would have never did otherwise (mudbiking in Scotland.. ) and experienced CS partys crazy as hell.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

good ones :)

Interests

music, playing guitar, my band, thinking, reading, drunken discussions, politics, sleeping, hiking, TRAVELLING

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Tocotronic, Tomte, Bright Eyes, Two Gallants, Bob Dylan, Oasis, loads more

Books: Shaddow over Innsmouth (HP Lovecraft, God bless him), Possibility of an Island (Michelle Houllebecq), Cocktailparty (TS Eliot), Der Process (Kafka)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-) 2 months hiking trip through the scottish highlands. 2 months just me, my tent and loooooads of landscape :)
-) northern lights in Lappland. Never saw them? You missed something !

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