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procrastinating...while final exams are coming closer with a terrifying speed!
I study German, English and Italian at the University of Freiburg in order to become a high school teacher. When i'm not studying, i travel the world or at least my hometown as an Au Pair (best way ever to get to know the culture, language and people of a country!!), an intern or simply as a tourist.
I have lived in a couple of different places where I worked as an assistant teacher. It's mainly about teaching German and - even more important - getting to know the people!
What else is there to say...I can laugh about a lot of things including myself, I don't like smoking and I'm good with kids and animals. I guess I can be a terrible smart-ass, but don't worry, I won't be offended if you just ignore me for a couple of minutes in this case; my family does it all the time.
I like languages, but really suck at science. Probably I'm the person with the worst sense of orientation in the whole wide world. I love all kinds of food and get cranky after a day without chocolates and good coffee. And once the potato chips have been opened, I am most likely to finish them.
“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”
"They say that your whole life flashes before your eyes before you die. Live life to the fullest so it'll be worth watching!"
(probably not Mark Twain)
"Zum Abschied schenkte er mir eine Kiste seiner Lieblingszigarren. 'Ich werde sie mein Leben lang aufheben!' sagte ich. 'Tun Sie das nicht,' meinte er. 'Sie müssen sie rauchen, lieber Freund. Die Zigarren sind köstlich wie das Leben. Das Leben bewahrt man sich nicht auf. Man genießt es in vollen Zügen.' "
(Renato Giuntini interviewt den Pianisten Artur Rubinstein)
"Tre cose ci sono rimaste del paradiso: le stelle, i fiori e i bambini."
(probably not Dante Alighieri)
"You need to keep a distance to the mountain to catch sight of their true shape. The same goes with friends."
(Hans Christian Andersen)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
When I found out about CS, I immediately tried it and came to love it, it's a fantastic idea!
Initially, it was not "official" couchsurfing, just calling a friend who has a friend who knows somebody whose gardener's sister-in-law might have an empty bed or at least two trees in the garden where i could hang my hammock...you get it :)
And, dear people: CouchSurfing is fantastic and wonderful and a whole lot of other things. Everything can happen, but this is NOT a dating website and if you're just looking for a fling, please look somewhere else.
Lots of stuff...usually i'm happy with one of my dogs (living at my parents'), an interesting book, great company, nice drinks or good food. And obviously any random combination of the above while i'm travelling makes me love my life :)
Music, Movies, and Books
I enjoy all kinds of books and (especially classic rock and jazz) music, but although i like movies, i'm not too much into tv.
Teach, Learn, Share
Whatever you can teach me or share with me, I'll be grateful!
Myself, I can...
- teach you some German, English or Italian
- make lots of funny faces
- share my remarkable collection of stories about my family
- show you how to produce good-luck-food (=throw everything you find in a pan, cook it and count on your good luck for the outcome)
- lots of other things, yet to be discovered!
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Italy, Namibia, Singapore, South Africa