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5th of February 2018 - Dear couchsurfers
it was a blast to host all of you and I enjoyed it a lot but now the time has come that I am prepare myself for the start of my project. Therefore I am not able to host anyone any more. So there is nothing left than to hope that being on the other side and asking for a couch might be the same fun as I had with offering my place. Thanks to the people who joined me here and who became good friends :-)
who I am?
Besides that I am 51, half German and half Italien, I work as a freelance journalist and as a lecturer for journalistic and marketing topics.
But my life changed in a dramatic way, after the suicide of my partner in 2016 .... so, as a consequence I will do the project:
www.treesofmemory.com - Planting trees of memory for suicide victims (not only) on a path around the world.
At the 31st of March 2018, I will start to walk around the world. 75 000 km, through minimum 60 countries.
31 trees in 12 countries are ordered by now. If you have a friend or a family member you miss and you want to remember - let me know and order a free tree for him. (But please have a look at the website, how it works). To succeed with this incredible big project I need help. Moral help, sometimes physical help and financial help. See all the information at the website. You are welcome to be with us, when we plant the first tree in Frankfurt at the 31st and than starting from there, right after the ceremonie, to walking around the world. Join us for some hours, a day , two days a week....
You can follow this project on all major social networks and I would be very happy, if there would be from time to time a couch on my way, I can rest for a night or two :-)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am afraid, there will be parts nobody will plant a tree for a loved one, maybe there is no camping site around, maybe the weather is a nightmare, maybe I will feel terrible lonley from time to time .... so couchsurfing would be a possibility to meet people, to tell my story, to talk about what and why I am doing this, to socialize a bit, to work on the chance that more people are become aware of Trees of Memory and what a great thing all of us could create together. And next to all: I love cooking .... so this could be my "thank you" :-)
Please be aware, that my Couch for you is just 1,80 .. so if you a real tall guy, you better search for someone else. ....
I don´t care if you are smoking.
On the couch is just space for 1 Person (If you ask for two, I know that you have not read my profile - bad thing - and I might cancle you request, because you don´t care where you will spent the night) .
I am not allergic to your dog, cat, parrot or any other animals you are travel with - except Fleas, bugs, lices .....
- nature walks
- well the world
Music, Movies, and Books
.... so many.... :-) but game of thrones got me for the rest of my life :-) as books and as the HBO Movies .. can´t wait to see the next episodes.
Books: Game of Thrones of course and all from Carlos Ruiz Zafón - I love him, he is amazing.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
... a lot...
-when I was 18 I traveled from Senegal to Madagaskar - it took me one year
- I am a team member of the Antarctic Expedition Breaking the ice - so we sailed with a 22 meter sailing boat to Antarctica to climb a unclimbed mountain
-I wrote cooking books
- and hanging on the other side of the rov, i was diving down to titanic ...
- I am a paraglider
- since March 2017 I am in a Boxing club and I am learning Trampoline jump
- I did the 1000 km Camino to Santiago de Compostella
- dogs are my friends
... and so much more
Teach, Learn, Share
Life is teaching me every day and the hardest class will come, if I am on the road but also, it already hit me in a terrible way.
fuck you - there was no need for this lesson - not at all. You ripped my heart in thousand pieces and you took away what I was willing to die for: my love. You destroyed everything I was working so hard for - there is nothing left. Why? You could give me my task in a nicer way :-(
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am a real good cook and I am sure I can make something out of almost everything. So yes, I would love to cook for you. Did I mentioned I am Author of cooking books?
What else, I have some stories from my trips, but ones Trees of Memory started, I am sure I can tell a lot about the world and the people from ...
But most important:I know how it feels afterlosing the most important person in life. I know how it feels, if you can´t sleep, eat, work any more because he or she left for good, I know every corner of the hell and I can listen to you and hug you again anad again and again if you need it. I lost everything and at a certain point I was ready to go too, what I did - but up there was no need for me. I know every single stage which is linked to depression, suicide, surviving and way more.
I will stay and help for a while, until you are good again - if you need it. Sometimes we do and nobody wants to see it - I know that.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antarctica, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Monaco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States