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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Russian, Spanish
  • 62, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • P: Economist, Market researcher, J: Planner - teaching an...
  • Schools and universities in Germany, still learning a lot...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
LLL: Lifelong Learning

ABOUT US
We live, work, sing, laugh, bike ... in Bremen. We are married, we have 3 adult children who also are couchsurfers. We like to show you around, sharing our city and the nice places here.

PHILOSOPHY
There is no way to peace - peace is the way (Gandhi)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We found out about CS in January 2008 (when Peter lived in the USA, spending a semester teaching at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington), so I signed in. I met so many great people had exciting surfing experience.
In our home in Bremen / Germany we love to welcome guests.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE - starting 2008 ...
Within the first weeks of CS, I already had my first - and great - surfing experience meeting two wonderful hosts, learned and enjoyed a lot. Traveled in the US, surfing = meeting great hosts had several other kind contacts and invitations, it's just great!
In the USA I've been hosted in Greensboro NC, in Plymouth NH, New York and in Ashville (2 nights), met friends in Wilmington. We hosted many great people in Bremen - and are looking forward to new guests.
Wow - so many friends over the years, what a wonderful community!
Since then we met many many great people from all around the world.

Interests

Lots of things: first of all being with our family, riding bicycle, singing (in choirs), cooking, playing music (Jutta plays the piano, organ and more; Peter tries Saxophone :-) and Bridge, geo-caching, dancing, a nice glass of wine, our jobs = teaching, researching and supporting cultural institutions.

  • arts
  • culture
  • singing
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • wine
  • music
  • piano
  • cycling
  • economics
  • statistics
  • travelling
  • motorbike
  • bicycle riding

Music, Movies, and Books

- German movies like Das Wunder von Bern, Comedian Harmonists, Raumpatrouille, but also Spider Man and other Marvels, Star Wars, When Harry met Sally, Forest Gump, Casablanca, ...
- Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Beatles, BAP, Choir and A Capella music and more ...
- Harry Potter, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Noah Gordon, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- the births of our children (at home)
- performing the Carmina Burana in a big choir in front of more than 1000 people listening
- gods creation

Teach, Learn, Share

I (Peter) am Economist - because I wanted (and still want) to know how societies work, how people work together and how to improve the welfare of all.
I try to make people find the same questions as I have - and perhaps also some answers, but questions are at least as important.
What I'd never thought about myself before: Today I teach Statistics. What I try to show is that (besides it doesn't bite:) this subject is nothing to fear but provides useful tools to understand what goes on in the real world ...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom, United States

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