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Mina Birkel

Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • IT field worker and engineering stud...
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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

ABOUT ME

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

I live with my wife Kerstin ( https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/2018427/profile ) and our two cats.
We're a queer happy family.

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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
Chile
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
Peru
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.

PHILOSOPHY

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

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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 wife and I started hosting after moving to Düsseldorf. We've had great guests so far.

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

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

Interests

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

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC:
Abby, An Horse, Angus and Julia Stone, Bastille, Boy, Crystal Castles, Eddie Vedder, Florian Ostertag, Honig, Hunter Valentine, I Blame CoCo, Imagine Dragons, 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...

SERIES:
Bones, Criminal Minds, Orange is the new Black, Orphan Black

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, Denmark, 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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