Michael Straßburger's Photo

Verified Profile

  • Payment verified
  • Phone verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Maybe Accepting Guests

  • 60% response rate
  • Last login 19 days ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Michael’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 202 References 82 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Sign Language - International, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • radiating sunshine
  • learning by doing, with open eyes and an open heart
  • From the planet earth
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


☀ Sun, enjoying the spontaneous herds of the moments, love! ☀


I'm kind of cocktail of energy and good mood by nature, best served chilled, but mixable at every temperature at any place.. :)Knowing the way and going the way is different like apples and pears - so I keep going, walking, jumping, strolling, hiking, running, sailing, swimming, exploring, discovering, diving, flying, bouncing to just whatever plopps up in my mind as an idea!I love the social way, connecting with people which are around, avoiding to live planed or being serious all the time - more freestyle spontaneous and freely enjoying libertine the moment and upcoming unknown tomorrow, with music, rhythm, flow. Like to think and express with an objective and subjective view at the same time, give a sh░€™t on prejustices and create my own picture of situations, people and the world, enjoying the small things life offers everywhere and every when.


live and let live!

as well as

singing in the rain
just singing in the rain
what a glorious feeling

and a lot more!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As I'm very bad in settling somewhere for long, CS is my beloved way to explore the world, its places, its people - so I'm participating as an active CouchSurfer and host!


Many many individual, crazy, great people and good friends, a huge sum of amazing experiences from the range of A to Z and back again, absolutely funky times! - can't imagine traveling without CS anymore. So.. in short:

... a lot :) loving it!

Hosted surfers in Regensburg/Ratisbona and Melbourne, surfed in and through the Iran, Columbia, Serbia, Georgia, Montenegro, Taiwan, Nepal, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iceland, Armenia, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Czech, Hungary, Austria, Greece, a tent in the rain forest and a balcony at rain, a squatted supermarket and a supermarket's owner's couch, love to join and organize meetings in the places I travel through to connect the amazing rich amount of most different people of CS in the spot - to enrich their and my own travel experiences by mixing up this brilliant characters behind the profiles here!


- throwing paper planes from high buildings
- rain puddle dancing
- to answer "why?" with "why not?!"
- balancing on every curb
- climbing up the rocks
- celebrating the being and freedom
- hitchhiking from A to C to B to D to C to A to Z!
- freezing the moment in pictures
- the local way:

the local way with people, cultures and individuals is my strong focus - without a Lonely Planet and checklisting photos of sights or must-sees, more by connecting and exchanging with the people who live in the micro cosmos I just took a first step in.

  • culture
  • singing
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • cocktails
  • running
  • walking
  • partying
  • flying
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cars
  • music
  • piano
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • boxing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • emergency services
  • languages
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Spreaded like nutella:
Music is the oil in my life's engine, keeps it running smoothly and energetic.

Ska, Alternative&Indie, Ragga/Dancehall, songs with jazzy fuzzy unusable un-boring elements, a bit electro and fat freddy's drop's sound

some examples to listen:
the clerks, berlin boom orchestra, the cat empire, dubdoubt, badtown, dendemann, Ohrbooten, kings of convenience, chikinki, dispatch, ska-p, the managers, artic monkeys, saian supa crew, cake, sublime, mando diao, athena, muse, doves

Creating music together is like a master key for communication if there is no common language to speak - Sooo, some space in my backpack will ever be reserved for a Melodica, a ukulele, a nose trompet, a harmonica, couple of kazoos, a triangle, some percussion gadgets and a Loop Machine to combine and loop it all on the fly - so, hey! let's meet! let's jam!

movies I would recommend:
L'Animateur (short movie), The Visitor, Everything Gets Illuminated, The Coporation, Memento, V like Vendetta, Lammbok ... and generally movies that are not predictable: moved picture's art, ones that screw around with your what-will-happen-next story throughlook :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

traveled through 52 states (23%), so much more to go!

My personal hall of fame of the time on the road:
Conquered Singapore on its untouristy CS paths and the to be hitchhiked roads in Australia with the little big sunshine Natalia, hitchhiked with Josh from Germany to the Iran and back from Turkey to Germany with a crew of 3 randomly met amazing Danish ones, became an Aussie as flatmate in Craig's flat, traveled for 55 months and ongoing alone and with some amazing persons I met on the way through world's culture jungles jumping from country to country, culture to culture, couch to couch - and will surely keep bouncing forever :)

Some of the lucky times while hitchhiking:

A German civil police unit checked me standing at the exit of a petrol station. After un-and-repacking my complete backpack and pocket contents, they excused for the dreads+hitchhiking=drugs stereo type they had and drove away. 1 hour later, me still trying to get away from there, they returned and offered me a 60km lift to the next bigger petrol station with the deal to communicate that "The Bavarian police is not as evil as we all think!" :)

Raining. Dark night. 2am. Standing at a Turkish petrol station in the nowhere with the 1900km away destination Georgia. After dancing one hour in the rain to try the luck with one of the few cars passing by, a guy in a brand new Mercedes stopped. His destination: Azerbeijan, distance: 2500km. 24 hours and 1900km later I left the car again - next to Georgia's border!

Coincidences everywhere, love 'em! :)

- Lost my camera in Malaysia and got it back in Hong Kong
- Randomly met again.. a girl I jammed with before in Iceland in the streets of Beijing, my Great Wall companion in suburban Thailand, an old mate from home on the road while hitchhiking in Australia, my old neighbor on the road while hitchhiking in Switzerland,
party mate from a small city in New Zealand in Bangkok, the girl I carried the bags for in Bangkok again in Vienna, the girlfriend of a good friend in Hong Kong 2 years before I met him in Istanbul.

Almost all of the things I experienced with all the fabulous people I met through CouchSurfing on the most various spots on this planet were just amazing, so stop reading, stand up and try it on your own!

Teach, Learn, Share

Could teach you how to create sounds with a Melodica or piano - and all about the fancy dread lock creating and caring stuff! Taught my North Korean military guides how to beat box and to play the harmonica and kazoo, maybe you gonna enjoy it like them ;)Food + Wine - sounds fine! Always open to learn more, so let's cook together! Also I'm trying to pick up some phrases in all kind of languages, so feel free to speak your own.And with words, ideas, music, beer, time,there's a lot to share

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Colombia, Germany, Turkey, United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    80 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge
  • Base camp dcfcfc7182982092ecdb436eaa2e5a3c9df7506b4a0109015c9920f84368fb48
    BaseCamp Collective
  • Istanbul 641d7e6a644f7ac47411d11f9a8960b229e3faa03de0745c95f8c365dc4eba3d
    Istanbul Collective

Join Couchsurfing to see Michael’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups