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since I do not have an actual flat that I can call my own at the moment, I could hardly host any travellers. Instead I am quite flexible concerning my time management at the moment. So if you need any advice when you are around or would like to hang out, to explore something specific together or what ever, you can contact me and we'll figure it out!
THIS IS ABOUT ME...
I was born and raised in POTSDAM and somehow always lived here. My family is here too and there is an awesome 'alternative' community of people that bring to life magnificent projects. That is why I would always consider this place as 'HOME'.
Apart from that, I do also appreciate the short distance to Berlin a lot since I grew up with /in this city as well.
I use and used to do pretty cool stuff AROUND HERE.
For instance I am part of an autonomic, self-empowered, left-wing-alternative youth club project which offers the opportunity to basically everyone to create an own event like a theater play, a party, a concert in a low-treshold style.
I do also volunteer in the field harm reduction which describes the more modern alternative to the conventional way of drug-"prevention" (or better to say prohibition). We go to places where we meet people that, in fact, do drugs (like festivals or parties) and give them information as well as safer use material, do tripsitting and try to make the users aware of the risks they are taking. If your curious for more, feel free to ask or check this: https://mnb4wheel.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/harm-reduction/
WHAT I DO FOR LIVING is focussing on the projects mentioned above and my family. But next to that I am trained as a special needs care assistant and teacher (I guess there is no proper English translation to the German expression... we can better talk about this in peron I guess) and I have been working in this field already during the past years.
Unfortunately people in Germany do not really get paid well in the social sector. But what I try to achieve when I work with so-called 'disabled' people feels right and natural... so these are certainly the better wages I can get.
SOO... MY CURRENT MISSION My partner and I just returned from our first attempt in travelling by bike by the end of 2016. So Far we are figuring out what to do next. We have got lots of ideas and some 'almost-plans' but no decisions made yet. But for sure I am looking forward to progressing in bike travelling.
I you are interested in our experience so far, have a look here: www.mnb4wheel.wordpress.com.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Using CS has made so many incredible experiences possible for me so far, I would not want to miss any of them! Since I am back in my home town now. I would love to host travellers here to show them around. Unfortunately rents are horribly expensive here... I hope I'll find a nice flat that perhaps provides an extra room for a manageable price, so I could start accomodating people as nicely as I always have been welcomed.
I like dancing a lot (actively and passively ;) ) and have been into ballett since I took my first steps as a child. I could never professionalize it unfortunately...and now that age comes into my bones I feel like getting worse every time..but I don't mind, I just enjoy dancing and am always seeking for a little time gap to do it.
I do also enjoy handcrafts of all kind.I have never really learned knitting but I am into crochet and macramee instead, for example.
- sign language
Music, Movies, and Books
I am quite into electronic music but with huge variety, but basically I like psychedelic music kinds that inspire me... even though I am really open-minded as my own little vinyl collection contains Morcheeba, Kate Bush, Sigur Ros or Joy Division-which is a really wide range I guess :)
I am still loving Hesse and am looking forward to the next gap in space and time that I find the calmness to get into reading again as I kind of lost it during stressful times.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Every time I just hit the road without expecting were to arrive by the end of the day, felt amazing (not matter if by car or bike).
Teach, Learn, Share
My partner and I once started to learn the tango... Would be great if we metpeople that can do so, too, to feel motivated for getting into it again :)
The two of us also have few basic skills in German sign language - so it would be interesting to get in touch with sign language speaking people from anywhere to get into exchange - somehow ;)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am quite a good cooker and like to do this for friends and others! :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In