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I am a postgraduate student from Germany (27) doing the MA Global Political Economy in Brighton. For the last 4 years I have been studying Development Studies at the University of Vienna.
Just meet me to know more about me!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I started using couchsurfing in 2009. I used it since then only very sporadic either when I was traveling or when people needed help in my town. Although I am not the most active member of this community, I have never regret using it. I met some great people through couchsurfing and some of them are still my friends. I believe in lived solidarity.
I studied Development Studies and Global Political Economy. Both are very broad fields of study that have a lot of interesting aspects. If I would have to choose a field which is from particular interest to me I would say it's political philosophy and soical movements.
Before I moved to the UK I've been quite active in different political groups trying to raise awareness about issues like racism. The austrian society has some antiquated features in this respect. But as you know that is unfortunately no exeption.
Besides that I am a big fan of sports. Lately I've started playing Capoeira Angola. It is a part of the afro-Brazilian culture and combines dancing, fighting and music to a really nice happening. (This is my group: http://www.capoeiraangola.at/)
I like spending time outside in the nature, I like riding my bike, I like vegetarian food, I listen to music a lot, ...
Sometimes I feel angry about how technological progress has changed our world. But then I remeber that it's thanks to this changes that things like couchsurfing exist.
Music, Movies, and Books
Filme: Steve Zisou and the Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, Into the wild, Fear and Loathing, Seven Pounds, All the president's men and a lot of documentarys
Music: I listen to all kinds of music as long as I like the sound :). I like Minimal-Techno, and I like Sing and Songwriter like: The tallest man on Earth. A band that accompanied a lot of time is Bright Eyes.
Books: Since I'm studying a lot there is almost no time to read other things than the literature of my clas. This is not always fun. And its almost only nonfiction books.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Cuba, The Rainbow Family, Thousands of people shouting against their authoritarians all over the world.
Teach, Learn, Share
I speak german, so I can probably teach it. Besides that I can show you the world and philosophy of capoeira angola.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Some interesting storys about life in Europe
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Cuba, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Germany, United Kingdom