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Overview

  • 28 references 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Turkish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Freelance Photo/Video/PR/Media
  • Media & Film Student
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About Me

currently traveling the outer borders of germany for my master thesis to talk about border-experiences/-identities and the current political situation and explore the borders in our mind through analog photography in small border towns. write me if you know someone i can meet or if you live close to the border yourself! :-)

(analogue) photographer.
journal writer.
occasional runner.
fast reader.
volunteering at film festivals.
interested in learning new things.
love my bike, lakes, fruits, art, coffee, hiking, movies, sunsets, books and exploring new places with camera.

analog: https://mariekonrad.tumblr.com/
website: https://www.mariekonrad.com/ (don't check it on your phone, it still needs to be formatted haha)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It surprises me every time how easily travelers can connect and how nice and inspiring it can be to talk to new and open-minded people, share experiences and ideas.
Couchsurfing is the place that brings all of us together and opens up opportunities and chances to have a great time with interesting people.

Interests

I love taking photographs on the street and being in the mountains or next to the sea. I'm also interested in art and tips about cafés, hitchhiking spots, hidden beaches, hikes and streetart/urbex corners. I love outgoing adventures/hiking/biking as much as I enjoy cozy days with playing cards/going to the cinema or cooking together. I also volunteer at film festivals to see many good movies in a short time for free.

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • running
  • movies
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • swimming
  • hitchhiking
  • beaches
  • art
  • films
  • travelling
  • streetart
  • film
  • roadtrips
  • videomaking
  • modernart
  • urbanexploring
  • analoguephotography

Music, Movies, and Books

independent movies. documentaries. old b/w japanese movies. french movies.

some fav. are: close up, mid90s, what we do in the shadows, ghost story, foxtrott, kill bill, amelie, captain fantastic, high and low, garden state, the piano, into the wild.

favorite books are 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and the dystopian novel Love Star by Andri Snaer Magnason.
currently, I am reading Kafka on the Shore by Murakami.

music is not genre-specific, more a mix of electronic, house, indie and random one-hit-wonders.
khruangbin! loyle carner! the blaze! mild orange! dope lemon! tom misch! meute! and alt j!

podcasts I like to listen to are Invisibilia, Crazy/Genius, Chips with Everything and 99% Invisible.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

sitting in a mini hot pool at the lighthouse in reykjavík with a friend and watching breathtaking northern lights.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am open for all sorts of new ways to do and see things and I get excited about interesting and funny facts, objects that look like faces and aesthetically pleasing compositions.

I can offer my ear for all sorts of life-problems, my hands for cooking and my eyes (and index finger) for taking good shots with the camera.

What I Can Share with Hosts

photos! stories!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Turkey

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