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  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Studied at University of Applied Sciences TH Bingen
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About Me

It's always difficult to describe oneself, but I try...
I love to discover the world and get in contact with new people. Meet different cultures, learn about other ways of living and traditions, try local food and see the country behind the typical tourist places.
Leave the boundaries of my small place behind and climb the top of a mountain, swim in the ocean, stand in the storm, see the world from different points of view.

I want to visit 50 countries.

One dream is to see Tierra del Fuego (Fireland) and South America's southernmost point. See at least one country of each continent.

Even my boss already called me a globetrotter :-D

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Make new experiences and meet up with people from all over the world. Everyone has fascinating stories to tell!


  • culture
  • languages
  • mountain biking
  • traditions
  • see the world
  • cooking and eating
  • ways of living

Music, Movies, and Books

I like music apart from mainstream.
e.g. Ladyhawke, Chvrches, The Naked and Famous, Kasabian, The Last Shadow Puppets, concerts in small clubs

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spontaneously went on a weekend trip to Amsterdam and met Japanese people at a Couchsurfing event. We stayed in contact after leaving Amsterdam and 4 months later, I was invited to spend New Year's Eve in Tokyo. I got the unique chance to discover this metropole in a very special way and experience various Japanese traditions around New Year's Eve. Absolutely fascinating!
I always wanted to travel Japan and this was my first of two trips within one year.

Another special thing was driving a car in Bangkok - during evening rush-hour... It's rather standing than driving.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to improve my English and there are also more languages I'm interested in.

I can help you improving your German.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

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