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Mina Birkel

Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • IT field worker and engineering stud...
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About Me


Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today


restless dreamer and traveler, road tripper, adventurer, photographer, music-addict who wants to grow but never grow up.

I live with my girlfriend Kerstin ( https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/2018427/profile ) and our two cats.


Places/Things I wanna see:

Acropolis Alaska Angkor Wat Antarctica Aurora Borealis Auschwitz concentration camp Burj Khalifa Burning Man [Cape of Good Hope] 10/2014 Cape Breton Cape Reinga Cristo Redentor Dempster Highway Falkland Islands Galapagos Islands Giza Necropolois Grand Canyon [Great Wall of China] 01/2014 Greenland Ground Zero Hawaii Himalayas Iceland Kakadu National Park [Kruger National Park] 10/2014 Lapland Lofoten Machu Picchu Madagascar Mexico (anywhere, with Sammy) Moai, Easter Island Montreal Mont Saint-Michel Moscow Mount Rushmore [Neuschwanstein Castle] 07/2013 New Caledonia Newfoundland [New Zealand] 12/2013 New York City Niagara Falls North Cape North Pole Patagonia Pompeii Red Sea (diving) Stampede Trail Stonehenge Svalbard Tallinn Taj Mahal Tibet Tierra del Fuego Toronto Torres del Paine National Park Trans-Siberian Railway Trolltunga Venice Vietnam Wild Atlantic Way

and SO much more!

Basically I dream of visiting every country in the world.


Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. - James Dean

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Host, surf, meet, talk, cook...


I've been to several CS meetings and have met wonderful people. I've had great times exploring new cities abroad. I love how couchsurfers connect so easily. It's just a great experience. The hosts I've had so far have been genuine, trusting people. My girlfriend and I started hosting after we moved to Düsseldorf. We've had great guests so far.

Surfed in: Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland,

Hosted from: Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, USA


traveling, photography, diving, geocaching, couch surfing, yelp(ing), vegan cooking, hiking, climbing, longboarding

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC: An Horse, Angus and Julia Stone, Boy, Crystal Castles, Eddie Vedder, Florian Ostertag, Honig, Hunter Valentine, I Blame CoCo, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Convenience, La Roux, Metric, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Nada Surf, Nick Drake, Of Monsters and Men, Peaches, Phoenix, Pink, Ra Ra Riot, Said the Whale, Steel Train, Tegan and Sara, Tender Forever, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, Youth Group, Zaz

MOVIES: Millenium Series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, Into The Wild, Little Miss Sunshine, Domino, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, 21 Gramm, Les Choristes, Memento, Collateral, Pulp Fiction, Pirates Of The Caribbean I, Juno, Good Bye Lenin...

BOOKS: A Thousand Spledid Suns & The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles Novels, The Prof. Langdon Series by Dan Brown

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Safari at Kruger National Park, ZA Diving in the Seychelles Doing the Tongariro Crossing, NZ Seeing a Space Shuttle take off at Cape Canaveral Climbing The Rock in Gibraltar Traveling the Great Ocean Road, OZ Living in Vancouver and Sydney Visiting the Sistine Chapel Swinging the Nevis Swing, NZ Skydiving in OZ Walking along the Great Wall of China

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to solve the rubik's cube.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Vegan dinner or a helping hand in the kitchen/household. Travel advice.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, Germany

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