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  • 5 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Chinese (Simplified)
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • PhD Student
  • Structural Engineering
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About Me

I love travelling, wakeboarding, hiking, cycling, reading (Brownie points if you like Camus), and like to to laugh. I am curious about almost everything (except football). I'm looking forward to have a chat with you. Can teach you to play unicycle hockey - but let's start with riding a unicycle ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The world is full of lovely people and it's great fun to meet them.
Sharing stories brings people closer together, it inspires them, and it makes them understand each other as well as the world a bit better - there's nothing to lose and so much to learn.

PS: After three years in college accomodation, I eventually got a flat with a couch again - woop woop!


  • politics
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • wakeboarding
  • philosophy
  • albert camus

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: It's simply too hard to choose:
Christian Löffler (+ Mohna), Gramatik, Griz, HVOB, The XX, Worakls, Metronomy, The Klaxons, Bonobo, Glass Animals, CloZee, Beastie Boys, Flume, Fat Freddys Drop, Talking to Turtles, Bosse, Marcus Wiebusch in Rantanplan/But Alive/Kettcar, Peter Licht, Beatsteaks, TV Noir in general, Woodkid, Ska P, Boogie Belgique, Faith No More, The Wombats, Kilians, The Hives, The Strokes, Pete Doherty, BOY, Sylvan Esso

Der Name der Leute (Le Nom des gens), Big Fish, Fight Club, The lives of others, Manchester by the sea, I Daniel Blake, The wind that shakes the barley, Pan's Labyrinth

The Myth of Sisyphus / The Stranger, Tuesdays with Morrie, Tote ohne Begräbnis (Morts sans sépulture),
All quiet on the western front, Seven brief lessons on Physics, Time for Outrage!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelling to Tibet - probably the most random thing ever. Despite ending up in a place 1500km from where I planned to go, it was the best journey so far.

Teach, Learn, Share

How to make a cheese cake and theoretical engineering - but don't expect that I'm able to fix anything that's more complicated than a bike.

Does anyone know how to do crocheting?

Impressions of the world

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Czech Republic, Ghana, India, Israel, Japan, Madagascar, Morocco, Nepal, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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