Merlin Dettwiler

Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand

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  • Fluent in English, Swiss German; learning French, Italian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Cooking
  • Chef
  • From Basel, CH
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About Me


Discovering the world


I grew up in a little village in Switzerland close to the German-French border. I moved to Zurich when i was 16 for my apprenticeship to become a chef. After a while i went travelling for six months in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vitnam and Hong Kong. I wanted to see also Lao and Cambodia, but unfortunately i had to postpone these plans because i ran out of money, who doesn't anyway? that was in 2011.
At the moment i'm working as a chef in New zealand, which means that i'm travelling again. *YAY* :)
Contact me if you pass through Kaikoura on the south Island!!


never give up!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Giving and taking


My first surfer i hosted was a very nice guy. i know if i ever need a couch in prague i can cantact him. I hope, there are a lot more of these people out there.


Travelling, cooking, gain experience

Music, Movies, and Books

a lot

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

New Zealand is very Impressive.

Teach, Learn, Share

i'd love to cook with my surfers or hosts and exchange knowledge about stranger countries and culture.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland

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