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We are a couple (Andreas and Maria) with a daughter (Lea) who loves to travel together and we love to see the world. Sadly though you need money to travel. And to get money you have to work, but that also cuts your sparetime to travel. But we try to save both time and money to go every other year or so and see something new. So far we've been to: Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, England, Germany, Austria, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, Gibraltar, Egypt, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Jordan and Mexico. But we'd love to see more!
To see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. /W. Blake
Seize the day!
Be the change you want to see in this world.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
And one that's used in the house:
I'm not stupid! I just have bad luck when I'm thinking.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We hope people can find a safe, good stay at our place. We try to organize meetings and events in or around Skövde, and we also greet new members on CS.
We've been on CS trips in Germany, France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Spain and here in Sweden and we always try to meet up with other couchers. We have had a great time both hosting and surfing.
Like we said above we love to travel, especially to historical sites, listen to music, go to Backstreet boys concerts (Maria), read (esp. Dean Koontz), fish, be involved in charity, watch movies (fav. genre Drama, but Maria can watch almost anything, Andreas is more into Sci-fi and action), be out in nature and so on. Maria also loves religious figures (mostly Christian) and she collect angels of all sorts and sizes. It's just something she does. She doesn't have alot, but she sees it as a lifelong task of hers to collect them. She just think they're pretty.
Andreas is more into sports and music. He also likes to dive when there is an opportunity. He also rides his motorcycle alot. Maria think he is a good chef that makes good food. He also loves to read Clive Cussler books. Maria is involved in (and loves to discuss) politics and has been the chairman of the Leftparty in Skövde. Lea loves to get read to, play, sing, play with water, dance or go swimming. She also loves to sometimes put ALL her toys (including the Lego!) out on the floor within seconds and then let her parents clean it up after her. She loves to eat oranges, raisins, wild strawberries and ice-cream. She also loves her toy rabbit (that may or may not be named Mimmi after her cousins real rabbit)and toy dog. She will put a smile on your face and is the cutest and nicest child you will ever meet.
- scuba diving
- historic sites
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Phantom of the opera by Gaston Leroux
Many books by Dean Koontz
Beauty and the beast TV series with Vincent and Catherine
What dreams may come
Robin Hood - Prince of thieves
V for Vendetta
Reign over me
Anything that you have to dance to.
Books: Anything by Clive Cussler
TV: Family guy and The Simpsons
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Matrix
Music: Any kind of music, even bluegrass.
Lea: Loves to be read to, sing, dance and look at cartoons. She is smart for her age and said at age 4 things like "I have a lot of friends in Kindergarden, almost half a kilo." =)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Maria once went to this small place outside of Shaulai in Latvia that's called the Hill of crosses. It's probably the closest thing she's ever been to heaven on earth. She can't describe the feeling she had when she went there, but just knowing all the prayers that had been said in such a place gave her the chills. She also loves the fact that she's seen some of the wonders of the world, and she would love to be able to see them all before she dies.
Andreas thinks that Mexico is a very beautiful place to go to. Lovely food and weather with a lot of cultural stuff to see.
Gliding with an airplane is also something that Andreas loves to do (if he doesn't get sick while doing it).
Diving is one thing that Andreas has discovered. So nowadays he tries to get some diving time on his free time between his motorcycle rides. He also like to ride really fast rollercoasters. Just as long as they don't spin too much. To Andreas speed is everything.
Teach, Learn, Share
Everybody! Everybody has another view to share.
We also love to do cooking exchange when we can and learn recipies from all over the world.
What I Can Share with Hosts
We love to do cooking exchange. We can do Swedish meatballs or reindeer stew, what will you put on our plate?