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Katharina Allinger

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Analyst
  • MSc Economic Development
  • From Wels, Upper Austria
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I just finished my studies in Economics and moved to Vienna to start working. So, I guess, I'm still getting to know the city ;-) What else? Well, I guess I'm a relatively open-minded person. I love sharing my knowledge and passions and I like it when people share their's with me. If you spend too much time with me, you might realize that academia has left its quirky/ nerdy marks on me. But I think I made it out of there without too much permanent scarring :)

PHILOSOPHY

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. (John Lennon)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Signed up (long, long time ago) because I wanted to host, but ended up surfing in a couple of places instead. Unfortunately my living situation was never ideal for hosting people.

Interests

- Definitely dancing - I love it. I've danced ballroom and latin, modern dance, modern african dance (which I enjoy immensely ;-) )and my favorite one is definitely salsa.

- swimming and yoga

- Economics - passion and profession

- Words. Seriously, in almost any form: books, newspapers, poetry, spoken word (poetry slams), foreign languages, rhetorics, reading, writing, talking,...

- Talking to people of different sexes, ages, cultures, professions...

- Traveling, traveling, traveling and living abroad

Music, Movies & Books

I'm not saying anything about that.

a) There are too many.

b) People judge to easily about other people's tastes without bothering to ask the crucial question "WHY do you like that"

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've seen SO many amazing places that I don't know where to begin... I've seen sun beams get lost in the maze between the cloudforest-hills in Ecuador, hundreds of hot air balloons rise into the morning sky in Mexico, I've done rafting and canopying in Colombia, climbed the world's highest active volcanoe, enjoyed the beautiful, gold-glistening beaches in Tayrona, walked through the world's deepest canyon (in Peru's rain season =( ), spent night's dancing in the best Salsa clubs in a LOT of Latin American cities... and so on...

Teach, Learn, Share

Viajar es marcharse de casa,
es dejar los amigos
es intentar volar;
volar conociendo otras ramas
recorriendo caminos
es intentar cambiar.

Viajar es vestirse de loco
es decir "no me importa"
es querer regresar.
Regresar valorando lo poco
saboreando una copa,
es desear empezar.

Viajar en sentirse poeta,
escribir una carta,
es querer abrazar.
Abrazar al llegar a una puerta
añorando la calma
es dejarse besar.

Viajar es volverse mundano
es conocer otra gente
es volver a empezar.
Empezar extendiendo la mano,
aprendiendo del fuerte,
es sentir soledad.

Viajar es marcharse de casa,
es vestirse de loco
diciendo todo y nada en una postal.
Es dormir en otra cama,
sentir que el tiempo es corto,
viajar es regresar.
(Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Countries I've Visited

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

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