Bettina Hermanek

Brunn am Gebirge, Lower Austria, Austria

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  • Teacher
  • University
  • From Vienna
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


I am a teacher and I like teaching - there is only one better thing: beeing taught new things by new people in new countries. I am very curious and adventurous and I like change.


In life it's all about doing things at the right time in the right place.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Making friends all over the world.


I have been travelling since I was a child. With ten years I visited my aunt in Spain for the first time. In former days - before a genius invented couchsurfing - travelling without internet was much more complicated and less rewarding.


Travelling: deserts, vulcanoes, rain forests, cities -
sports: mountainbiking, hiking, cross country skiing -
cooking, plants, learning languages, psychology, getting to know new people and countries, art and foreign cultures.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies from Pedro Almodovar to Gene Roddenbery - I am interested in all categories of movies except in horror.
I love music from all over the world, such as Indonesian Gamelan, Australian Dideridoo or Bolivian flute, percussion and drums I like most.
I am enjoying Austrian and German literature, books about psychology and philosophy, such as "Robin Skynner, John Cleese: Life and how to survive it" or "Allan and Barbara Pease: Why men lie and women cry".

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Attending the Cooking school in Luang Prabang (Laos), seeing Rafflesia arnoldii on Sumatra, talking with Bolivian women at lake Titicaca (Bolivia)...

Teach, Learn, Share

Teaching: economics, literature, psychology, philosophy, languages.
I am interested in learning about: plants, biology, geography, languages, cooking, culture and more.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A lot of travel experience, cooking Austrian and Asian dishes, conversations about psychology and philosophy and more.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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