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Nelson

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 46 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish; learning Czech, Italian, Portuguese
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Linguist
  • MA, Conference Interpretation
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

RESPONSE RATE IS INACCURATE. IT'S A BUG IN THE CS SYSTEM.

Interpreter. Amateur French horn player. Born and raised in the Golden State.

I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner.

I sometimes sleep with my eyes half-open.

http://yearandahalf.blogspot.com/

PHILOSOPHY

To whom much is given, of him shall be much required

"Voici mon secret. Il est tres simple : on ne voit bien qu'avec le coe€œur. L'essentiel et invisible pour les yeux."

Say what you mean, mean what you say.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

A little of this, a little of that.

Interests

Language, people, French horn.

live music, etymology, travel (duh), good food, education (not necessarily academia), coffee, Russian literature, good bread, the Solar System, minimalism, most things foreign to me, dinosaurs, linguistics, electronica, maps...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:

L'Auberge espagnole, De battre mon coe€œur s'est arrete, The Professional, Amores perros, Donnie Darko, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain, The Edukators (Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei), The Fifth Element, Edward Scissorhands, Pan's Labyrinth, Clerks, Baraka, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Cashback, Drei, Run Lola Run, Je vais bien ne t'en fais pas, Y tu mamá también, (+ anything Almodovar, Inarritu, Alfonso Cuaron, Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, Luc Besson)

Music:

http://www.lastfm.de/user/amerlok

Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky, Sigur Ros, Ratatat, Manu Chao, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Crystal Castles, Devendra Banhart, O€œlafur Arnalds, The National Ludovico Einaudi, Broken Social Scene, Chopin, Beirut, Tarkan, Buena Vista Social Club, Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Juanes, Bonobo, The Shins, Yann Tiersen, Explosions in the Sky

Books:

L'Etranger, Siddhartha, Ou es-tu ?, Les Aventures de Tintin, Candide, The Chronicles of Narnia, Notes from the Underground, 1984, L'immoraliste, Crime and Punishment, Dead Souls,

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Bungee jumping into a pool in Las Vegas. Even though I'm not really a fan of LV, the bright lights and the abnormality of bungee jumping in a such a place made the experience surreal.

-Standing alone on Karl Marx Street (usually the busiest street) in Irkutsk at 5:00a.m. in -40 degree weather. I was sure I was in a snow-globe in another person's dream, as it was definitely too surreal to be real life.

-Exchange year in Clermont-Ferrand, France. One of the best years of my life.

-Semester in Irkutsk, "The Paris of Siberia" (according to people from Irkutsk).

-Every single one of my travels (international and domestic alike) has been amazing in its own way.

Teach, Learn, Share

Always happy to exchange languages! Also I play French horn but I don't know how interested people would be to pick up playing that... Teach me your ways!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Germany, Russian Federation, United States

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