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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Croatian, French
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Grad Student
  • Some, here and there
  • From Münster, Dingden, Pirmasens
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About Me


After living in Cologne, Germany (which I still consider as home) for a long time, I lived in Basel, Switzerland for two years. Since this year I am at Princeton University to write a Dissertation in German Literature - yes I know that it is kind of strange for someone from Germany to do this in the US... Don't like to think about me as an eternal student, but I fear that I am one - or as the Pet Shop Boys have it: I've been guilty of hanging around.


I've been guilty of hanging around

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting - maybe traveling with CS one day soon.


I only hosted once but hope to have more guests in the near future.


  • pets
  • literature
  • perfumes
  • flying
  • shopping
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

Any old western I can get at the moment: Most recently
The Naked Spur, The Man from Laramie, Seven Men from Now - Red River remains my Nr. 1... and I really like that first movie Chabrol did, Le Beau Serge. Could watch The Godfather (1&2, not 3, although that's a cliché I know) once a month to be honest. And yes: I was addicted to The Wire for some time, as well as to Twin Peaks earlier...
Depending on my mood: German stuff like Tocotronic, and even Kettcar & Tomte will do when I am homesick, Yugoslav Novi Val (Azra, Idoli, Haustor, EKV ...)- that's obviously when I am homesick for Croatia. At the moment it's two songs from the new Portishead album (Track 4 & 10,) anything by Devotchka, Dylan's Joey (from Desire). All time favorites: The Pet Shop Boys' King's Cross, Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat, Morrissey's Suedehead (to be honest: everything by Morrissey), The Stone Roses, everything by Pulp. And Springsteen's The River (Live, where he tells his whole live before starting to play the song).
Well- I have to read all of the time. But: There was a time when I actually read Karl May a lot , followed by a short but intense crush on Dostojewski - and a kind of obsessive relationship with the Beats, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso etc. Since then? Rainald Goetz (always), DeLillo - and I recently discovered how great Georg Büchner is.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Flying to Istanbul without luggage one very special morning in December with someone very special. Needless to say without a return ticket. Needless to say that I started crying when I saw the ocean.

Teach, Learn, Share

People tell me that my lasagna is quite OK. And I can show you how to procrastinate big time.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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