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  • 76 References 64 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • PhD student
  • Physics (geeky, I know)
  • From Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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About Me

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I try to never loose my curiosity, open-minded, live my life in the way I want... nature, mankind, all that stuff impresses me. I like to go out, grab some beer and party with friends but I'm happy with relaxed evenings with nice people or a good book as well. I always like good conversations with new ideas, new opinions. Never stop developing.

Note: At home I live almost vegetarian!

'In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.'

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been quite active on Couchsurfing for many, many years now. I have tons of great experiences, for both surfing and hosting. Strangers from all over the world became friends, I have seen a few people a second (or third, fourth....) time and there are many people left, who I would love to see again. The website changed quite a lot in the last years, attracting too many people who cannot appreciate the whole idea, who see only the opportunity to save money, but fortunately there are still a lot of great people active with the true CS spirit in their souls.

Also I created recently a map with my suggestions of places where to go in Dortmund:


try new and good food
party all night long
relaxed dinner
deep thoughts
not at all deep thoughts
beer, wine and stuff
good conversations...

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I don't limit myself to some specific kind of music, I just listen everything what is good and fits to the mood, lately a lot of electronic/techno/deep house but I still like HipHop/Rap/Rock stuff... Some random namedropping would include Too Strong, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wu-Tang Clan, Moderat, GusGus, Nas, Nicolas Jaar, The Doors, KIZ, Mogwai and so on, you can also check my lastfm:

Movies: Requiem For A Dream and other Aronofsky movies, Tarantino movies, Bang Boom Bang, Art Inconsequence, Wildstyle, Fight Club, Scarface, The Wire, Breaking Bad, South Park and of course The Simpsons

Hesse, Kerouac, HST, Auster, Camus, Kafka, Mesrine, Bukowski, Houellebecq...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hard to hold me back to not post a list with dozens of great experiences. But the maybe most amazing and unbeatable thing I did was painting some graffiti in an old warehous in New York with a bunch of really oldschool train writers of the city. The paintings have later been part of an exhibition.

I have other stories to share with you in personal with experiences from football traveling, accused of drug smuggling while border crossing, being on the other side of the planet suddenly without any money, all-nighter at Thailands beaches, hitch-hiking trips and so on.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you come to Dortmund, I can show you around, tell you something of the city, bring you to the good places, help you with satisfying your hunger, help you with getting drunk and help you with finding the way back home afterwards.

What I Can Share with Hosts

All my knowledge and love :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Russian Federation, Spain

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