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  • 40 References 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, German; learning French, Portuguese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • fixing things…
  • by my parents, my teachers, the world and myself
  • From Stallhofen, Austria
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Reading all that paper here on my table!

ABOUT ME

I'm 27, born in Austria, now living in Hamburg for a while. I'm a student here at the Hafencity University and I'm dealing with a fucking long list of things to do, see and learn, before I become a crumpy old man. ;)

I like to make "Strangers/People-i-don't-know-yet" smiling by telling them some funny stories or filling them up with good and nasty food. And if they are openminded, I try to share my thoughts and dreams with them. Because I think, that's what life is all about.

Sharing = Caring.

So I really enjoy the simple things in life. Having fun while cooking and meeting nice and smart people. Having a good, cold beer with them sometimes too.
Or just by walking down the street without money or maps, without any plan or targets at all.

PHILOSOPHY

Be interested in the world and the world will be interested in you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

As a host and a surfer, and hell yeah ... I love it.
It's the only way of travelling for me at the moment. But I don't do it just because it's cheap, the real value is the experience of sharing your life with a "stranger". And sometimes this strangers become your friends.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

2008-09: First steps as a surfer in Stuttgart in Nürnberg and as a host for a Korean girl.
2010: 6 weeks trip from Warsaw to London. It was awesome.
2011: Surfing/Hosting in Barcelona, then surfed back home through the Basque Country & the French Atlantic Coast.
2012: Six weeks stay in Lisbon, with breaks in Algarve & Alentejo. Then on way back to Austria through Montpellier, Grenoble, St. Tropez, Torino and Ljubjana.
2013: In Toulouse and Delft and also hosting more in my flat in Hamburg

And I also love to attend to meetings and other activities, because people, who believe in the spirit of Couchsurfing, are always great company.

Interests

ART [wherever it is, as long as it is able to touch my sins]

MUSIC [There is so many good stuff out there. Taste depends on the mood. Between classic and good folk songs from all around the world on the one hand and freaky jazz or danceable/hypnotizing electronic beats on the other. I love to combine my holidays with a visit of fine music festivals like Gilles Petersons Worldwide Festival, Sonar, Melt, Benicassim and so on ...

WORDS [My own language, Austrian-German. Yes, it's not that harsh as all the not German speakers think. But more than that, I'm interested in other ways to articulate the reality surrounding us. I'm a big fan of the Basque language, even though I hardly understand anything. And I adore French and Portuguese!]
CITIES [I love to explore the relationship between people and urban structures, space and culture. They are complex systems, where humans have to act together as a society. And because I still have a lot of questions, I started a so called "Urban Design" master program in Hamburg. Not to define the "right way", no, more to understand, how the people actually wanna live together and help them to establish that in their environment.]

FOOD [and all related actions like cooking, eating, drinking, chatting and even washing the dishes! Yeah I'm fucking strange, I know =]

  • arts
  • culture
  • design
  • photography
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • beer
  • walking
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • surfing
  • cartography

Music, Movies, and Books

Phew... Too much to list here. So I just wanna quote a graffiti on a wall in my home town:
»YOU can try as hard as you want, you'll be never cooler than David Bowie!«

I absolutely sign that.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sunsets, too many to list.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can try to teach you German, or, if you think you are already a german speaker, the master-discipline: Austrian ;)

Je suis une grosse merde en français but I try to improve!

I love to cook, so I'm always interested in learning new recipes from other cuisines. Of course I can show you some highlights of the Austrian culture too!

And of course photography. Even if I'm without my camera in the moment. I would say, I'm a so called: Ambitioned-but-not-pro-yet level.

Countries I’ve Visited

Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Portugal

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