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I am curious to learn about places, cultures and people´s stories. I´d rather spend my day wandering around and getting lost in a new place than visit too touristy sites. I am especially interested in visiting local social enterprises and enjoying good coffee.
I enjoy cooking and learning about local dishes next to spending time in the outdoors.
Photography is a hobby that I´d like to take to the next level^^ well I am just happy if I can learn some tricks from someone. In general if you are in for a photo tour in your region/city I am all in.
Be prepared for quite some subtle irony and black humour ;-)
You also find me on various social media sites if you are curious here are some:
Trip Advisor: tripadvisor.com/members/11maxp
I grew up in Düsseldorf (GER). I played Field Hockey (no ice ;-) ), Tennis and Handball and practiced Wing Tsun. After graduating from high school I volunteered in Bolivia for 8 months.
Later I studied in Maastricht (The Netherlands), spent my semester abroad in Seoul (South Korea) and interned in microfinance organisations in the Philippines for one year.
Next I am going to London to study Social Policy and Development.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am on Couchsurfing because I like to get to know new people and hear their stories. Asides from that I believe that travelling should be possible for everyone irresponsive of monetary wealth.
- martial arts
- sustainable development
- specialty coffee
- impact investing
- third wave coffee
- ethical finance
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies and series:
Ratatouille, Sherlock (series), House of Cards (series). I love TED Talks
The Hobbit, The Art of Thinking Clearly, Poor Economics, Eating Animals
Buena Vista Social Club, Carlos Vives, Hans Zimmer, in general latin music, folk, sound tracks and some electro
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I climbed Huayana Potosi a mountain near La Paz, Bolivia
Teach, Learn, Share
I am happy to share my knowledge and learn about:
- ethical finance/banking/investment
- backpacking and hiking
- social and ecological sustainability
- basics of IT security
- social enterprises
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am happy to help out in the household e.g. cleaning, cooking, basic repairs, moving etc.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Bolivia, Chile, China, France, India, Italy, Namibia, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bolivia, Netherlands, Philippines, South Korea