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Overview

  • 28 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Swiss German; learning Indonesian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Researcher
  • ETH Zürich
  • From Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Always on a mission

ABOUT ME

I am openminded, active, curious, and nature-loving person. I love spending time in rather rural regions and in nature. I do a lot of mountain biking and play (beach) volleyball. Always up for adventures outside such as camping, swimming in a mountain lake, loooong hikes etc. On the other hand, I am quite into raves and techno.

I have a background in environmental science and I have always been trying to combine my interests in botany and exotic places with traveling, and it has worked out well so far. Now, I have of settled down in the field of alpine ecology and live in the Swiss mountains. I'm happy to meet up with fun and interesting people! Spontanous request are usually more successful than a month in advance since I mostly fail to plan my life more than two weeks ahead in a very general sense.

Requests with less than two meaningful sentences will be answered with: "No, I am sorry I cannot host you". :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I made some real good memories with CS, and I have also had the pleasure to get to know a bunch of great humans by hosting them. And because it is fun! I have never had any bad experiences here. Only some weird ones -- but yet fun!

Interests

The Mountains are calling! Prep the Hilux!

  • raves
  • juggling
  • music
  • volleyball
  • ecology
  • mountain biking
  • nature
  • plants
  • techno
  • beachvolleyball
  • botany
  • alpine skiing

Music, Movies, and Books

I find joy in lots of genres. I love indie music, or also dreamy ambient sound like Moderat, Bon Iver or Kiasmos. But you might rather find me at Techno, hard dance and (psy)trance events in Zürich. At the same time, I also listen to acoustic guitar music, folk and older stuff from Fleetwood Mac or Crosby Stills and Nash. My favorite book is "Human kind - by Rutger Bregman"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Been there - done that! Edelweiss Airlines

What I Can Share with Hosts

Music and jamming, cooking, fun, travel stories, thoughts, spontanous trips and sport activities in the mountains, night outs, and probably a lot more

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Indonesia, Philippines, Seychelles, Switzerland

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