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Overview

  • 5 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Dutch, Norwegian
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Psychology, University Groningen
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I am deeply grateful about the great people I met so far and about the great people I will meet. Life is awesome, let's make it happen!
My friends say that I am a notably happy, positive and open person. I would like to contribute to that people are happy:)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I was on my daily bus right to my job at the office back in Germany and met a girl from Australia in the bus that was traveling Europe. Oh my gosh I thought, how enriching would that be to have hosted someone like her!

It is so unbelievably great to travel to somewhere you haven't been and then you meet someone who is excited about you being there and wants to get to know you. I'm so grateful for the likely minded people I met through couchsurfing in Gdansk, Poland and Groningen, the Netherlands and which became good friends.

Interests

  • dancing
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • nature
  • mindfulness
  • climbing
  • beachvolleyball
  • hiking,

Music, Movies, and Books

Of Monsters and Man, the Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Boy and Bear, Reptile Youth, Beta Radio, Balmorhea, Ludovicio Einaudi, Ben Howard, Jack Johnson, KC & the Sunshine Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, King of Convenience, The Black Keys!!!

The international, Fight Club, Limitless

Artemis Fowl, Drachenreiter, Der Herr der Diebe (Cornelia Funke)
Schuld, Verbrechen (Ferdinand von Schirach)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was with a friend and we randomly saw an event on facebook organized by erasmus students in Gdansk, Poland in which they wanted to give out free hugs to strangers. We found that idea so great that we spontaneously went to Gdansk to join this event. In Gdansk we stayed via couchsurfing with Jess. Jess was an incredibly awesome host and because of her I realized how great couchsurfing is. We had great fun together and because of her we experienced the city from the view of a local! It amazed me how generous she was to us and it inspired me to do the same for others. A couple of years later we met spontaneously when realizing that we are traveling in the same city! And yeah it happened that the guy organizing the free hug event and I live both in Oslo now and we will organize the same event in Oslo together and might do a trip together. Hell yeah life is great! :D

Teach, Learn, Share

One thing I enjoyed most about living abroad in the Netherlands since 3 years is that I met so many internationals. I learned so much from being around people that are not from my home country, this enriched my life a lot and is part of what I am now.
I would like to improve my skills in surfing (wave) and kitesurfing. Further I like to do acroyoga and would be happy to do a acroyoga jam session anywhere on the way :)
I like to cook main dishes as well as deserts and am happy to cook for fellow couchsufers/hosts/new friends along the way :)
I like yoga and mindfulness too and am happy to share my thoughts about it.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook, so be prepared to get some nice dishes :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway

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