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  • 88 references 70 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish; learning French, Italian, Mongolian, Russian
  • 45, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • freelance translator
  • University of Vienna
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Looking for someone who can teach me about philosophy! :)


I was born Upper Austria, but now living, working and studying in Vienna. I spend a lot of my spare time in the opera, or in nature, or with my friends in a pub!
I love meeting new people although I'm not outgoing and rather shy, so this is sometimes a problem, since I don't talk much, especially when there are more people together...;)


A room without books is like a body without a soul (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Things you own, end up owning you (Fight Club)
A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving (Lao Tzu)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm always glad when I can help (and when people help me:)


I have hosted several people by now (also from Hospitality Club) - from Peru, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, Hungary, Sweden, France, U.S.A., Korea, Serbia, England, Indonesia, Colombia, Spain and it has always been a great experience! The same when other people hosted me in Germany, Spain, Hungary and Bulgaria!
And I have made great experiences also travelling!


I love being in the nature - or on standing place in the opera! And I love learning languages, especially because it's the best way to get to know other cultures! And of course travelling!
I love working as a translator, since I can do it anywhere and at anytime!
My favourite sports are hiking, cycling, badminton, and cross-country skiing.

  • dogs
  • books
  • beer
  • opera
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • astronomy
  • languages
  • philosophy
  • physics
  • science
  • nature
  • learning languages
  • science fiction
  • beer brewing
  • open mind
  • nomads
  • digital nomads
  • mongolia

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Galsan Tschinag
The best writer ever, because of him I fell in love with Mongolia. I've been there with the nomads five times by now, and I'll go there many more times! His German is incredibly beautiful and creative, you notice that he loves the language! And I have been so lucky to meet him in person, also together with his tribe, the best experience ever for me! You should read "Der blaue Himmel" - The Blue Sky

I have also been reading non fiction lately, mostly political, my favourites are Fabian Scheidler - 'The End of the Megamachine' and Noam Chomsky.

Music: opera, Roxette

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

living with nomads in Mongolia!
conocí a todos los actores de Betty la fea <3 <3 <3

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to learn languages (especially Greek! but also Swedish, Spanish, Hungarian, French, Italian, Mongolian - and I can offer to teach German or Spanish in exchange!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can offer you only a place on the floor, please bring a sleeping bag!
I could take you to the opera, if you are interested!! Standing tickets 10 euros! :))
and you can borrow my guest bicycle :)
...and I'd love to have some company and help when brewing beer!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Slovakia, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Spain, Sweden

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