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penguintourist

Wien, Wien, Austria

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Overview

  • 105 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in German; learning English, Swiss German
  • 105, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
  • Locksmith,Hotel Tourismus
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoying life & see the most

ABOUT ME

Myspace hello Comments

Easy going,quiet,very friendly and helpful regarding to my friends,..."

PHILOSOPHY

No worries !
Life the day full of joy and make the most of it !

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Due your stay here in my home just be yourself & feel yourself like at home.
Its your Life experience to have a great time due your journey around Europe.
I am offering people not only a place to crush but also an inside on how I experience my life in Vienna as a young(!)/activist/guy who loves small talks/cooking/var.of sports/as far as they are intressted in any of those topics :-)
I do Cs from time to time when the time allows it.

I am interested in meeting people in the places I visit to experience their perspective of their home city. I am also interested in hosting travellers by showing them around Vienna when I am home.

If u have intrests to see a gig in the StateOpera or Classic Concert in the Musicverein (GoldenBallroom),just let me know as there is always a chance to get some cheap tickets for just €3.-/5.-

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I had a couple of guests from all over the world in the past few years but started with Cs official in March 2012 & I'm starting to feel pretty addicted to meeting people from foreign countries. I appreciate the time that I get to spend with them.
I also surfed a couple of couches when i travelled years ago & had a great experience,I was always very lucky with my hosts special in Oceania & Asia.They made my vacations extra interessting by giving me info or by just lending me their bicycle ^^ I love discovering new cities and places by bike ;-)

CS is really fascinating but wish i could have used the availability 10years to ago, could have needed when i was on Tour.

Interests

I love live Comedy special "Jeff Dunham" and "Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy", Live Music Concerts,nature,hiking for few days in the Alps,biking in nature,skiing,sports, music, languages, history, traveling, reading, cooking,playing Backgammon, kneeboarding,volleyball, basketball, badminton,table tennis & not to forget after all this just to chill out on my couch... etc.

Not far away (5mins walk)there is the Bruno Kreisky Park which provides huge Hangmattes for Public a gr8 place to enjoy the sunny athmosphaere.

Myspace Stuff

Music, Movies & Books

there far to many Music artists to name them but I love Pop/Rock, abit of Jazz,Classic,Oldies, Austria Pop,...

about books, far to many to tell them that i was reading already.I like Grishman alot and many Biographie's.

Many tipe of music... it's depend on my mood...
but there is some...Stella,Jewel,RS,R.Willimas,Massive Attack,Morcheeba,Amy Mc., R.E.M,Janis Joplin, Jazz, Lana Del Rey, Tracy Chapman, Tanita Tikaram,Melissa Etheridge, Reggae, Prince, Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Prince, Bob Marley, Juli Fabian, Caro Emerald, Aerosmith, Moby, U2,...just to many to mention all

movies also varied....
Sev.Tv series,Drama, Action, Comedy,Thriller, DiscoveryChannel... Inglourious Bastards,...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

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*** there are many things i have seen in my life which i'm very thankful, teh list would be to long to name it and i will perhaps exceed the Cs storage here but i'm mostly thankful for living healthy,have a family which is standing always with me in every situation and a save place to live. :)
***Woodstock Festival 1994 in Saugerties,NY/Usa
***3x my European Interrail Tour.

***As a teenager i traveled often to Vienna & met famous people by Concerts or Events as an autograph hunter! =:~)

***Went by train within 8 days by TransSibirian from Vienna-Minsk-Moscow-Beijing & we had only 4mins delay! =:~D

***Lived in New Zealand for 3yrs & learned who I am actually also done in Bay of Island/Northland a Skydive jump from 12.000ft & saw the real SeaLife for my 1st time in my life,best country on this planet :)

***Several Bicycle Tours within Austria for few days with friends :)

Not to forget my lovely country Austria with its great hiking tracks.... and all the lovely people i met on the way.

Teach, Learn, Share

-- I may can teach you some cooking skills. from basic Pancakes or Viennese Schnitzel in different varietys.
-- Recently started to learn how to make my own produced cheese with herbs&pepper. If u stay longer than just few days than im most happy to teach u how to make ~600gramm cheese --> YummYumm :)
--I like to listening the peoples life stories, experiences, about theirs culturals, where they are living.
-- Cooking ideas.Telling stories.Games!
-- I can tell u in advance or when u are here by a Coffee some tipps what to do in Vienna incl.some tipps for the Train/Bus.
-I can explain you some good info abt traveling within Europe.
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If u agree we also could join the Friday Night Skating .That's happening every Friday @8:30pm depending also on the weather. April- October !!!

It's a ~15/20 km parade around the Vienna City Center with Police Escort & 100's of skater & cyclists. It is organized by a political party, to show that there is another option than cars.
Pls let me know in advance if you like to join the Roadtrip - so that I can organize a bike for us.http://www.nightskating.at/new/
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Here a short view of some popular destinations and its diffrent prices? I'm informed about special offers. :)
example:
--> Vienna-Hallstatt ~€51,- pp,full fare 1pax. ow
cheap fare from €19,-/€24,- pp,full fare ow
--> Hallstatt - Salzburg by Bus €14,60 pp,full fare
--> Vienna - Salzburg ~€52,- full fare pp. ow
cheap fare from €19,-/22.- pp ow
--> Vienna - Graz ~€37,50 pp ow
cheap fare from € 9,- pp ow
Bus to Graz €9.- pp ow
--> LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Vienna-Venice dept/arr 8:10am/6:35pm €44,-pp,ow (BUS incl.WIFI), No discountCard needed!
--> Vienna - Krems/Donau(Wachau) €35,-when 2-5pax travelling/day card ...and many more offers!
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Railway Links:
http://www.interrailnet.com Interrail,good info
http://www.raileurope.ca/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/map.html
Rail map in Swiss & Europe
http://www.myswissalps.com/eurailpass.asp?lang=EN
http://www.oebb.at
Austrian Railway,good to plan yr trip for EUROPE,schedule,timings, Dep./arr.info Monitor in EU, etc..
http://westbahn.at private Railway Vienna-Salzburg
http://www.bahn.de German Railway
http://www.sbb.ch Swiss Railway
http://www.eurostar.com Railway London - Paris/Bruxelles
http://www.sncf.fr French Railway
http://www.trenitalia.it Italien Railway
http://www.slo-zeleznice.si Slovenia Railway
http://www.ose.gr Greece Railway
http://www.mav.hu Hungary Railway

Bus Links:
http://www.westbus.at Low budget Bus within Austria & Prague
http://www.meinfernbus.de Bus within Germany- Austria - Czech - Holland ...
http://www.flixbus.de
http://www.ktel.org Greece KTEL Busses
http://www.uk.megabus.com cheap fares UK to Europe
http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk Bus Uk & Ireland
http://www.eurolines.com Bus in whole of Europe
http://www.orangeways.com Bus from Hungary to EU
http://www.studentagencybus.com Bus from Czech to EU
http://www.berlinlinienbus.de
http://www.alsa.es Bus within Spain
http://www.costasur.com Bus Spain to Central Europe
http://www.polskibus.com Bus in East Europe
http://www.uni-bus.com.pl/ Bus for East Europe
http://www.expressbus.de Bus from Munich–Praha,Czech
http://www.deinbus.de Bus within Germany& Netherland
http://www.simpleexpress.eu/en Bus North East Europe
http://www.ecolines.net/index.php?l=2 Bus in EU incl.Russia, Estland, Lettland
http://jizdenky.studentagency.cz

Ferries:
http://www.valenciavalencia.com/travel/boat-ferry.htm Ferry in Spain
http://www.venezialines..com Italy to south European Countries
http://www.greekferries.gr/international_de.htm Greece Ferries

Flight offers:
http://www.exbir.de/das-ist-aktuell-extrem-billig/8436-error-fares-bei-qatar-airways-.html
http://www.expedia.de
http://www.onetwotrip.com
http://www.orbitz.com
http://skyscanner.com
http://lowcostairlines.info/index.php?c=Europe&d=1
http://www.ryanair.com
http://www.germanwings.com incl. Blind booking offer within Europe !!!
http://www.easyjet.com
http://www.wizzair.com
http://www.transavia.com
http://www.airberlin.com
http://www.drungli.com
http://www.fireflyz.com/my
http://www.fireflyz.com
http://www.tigerair.com
http://www.malindoair.com
http://www.airasia.com

Cheap Hostels within Europe:
http://www.hotel24.eu

Vienna Info:
http://www.wien.gv.at/english/ Vienna Tourist Info
http://www.wien.info/en Vienna Tourist Info
http://www.austria.info/uk Austria Tourist Info
http://www.viennaairport.com Airport Vienna
http://www.citybikewien.at City Bike rental
http://www.fahrradverleih.at/plan.html Bicycle rental
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_Kaffeehaus
http://www.wienmuseum.at/de/besucherinformationen/oeffnungszeiten-eintrittspreise.html Museum Info

http://www.falter.at/gratis-in-wien
http://www.stadtbekannt.at/de/wien/gut-zu-wissen/kost-nix_-taugt-ma_.html
http://www.wien-konkret.at/veranstaltungen/gratisevents/
http://www.umsonstladen.at/
http://www.flohmarkt.at/verschenke/
https://www.facebook.com/vienna4free

http://www.musikverein.at Classical Concert
standing tickets for €5,-/ask me for details!
http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at Opera/Ballett Shows
standing tickets for €4,-/can't book online,ask me for more useful details before attending the Show!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belarus, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Austria, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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