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despues de un ano viajando en latinoamerica, amo el espanol, la cultura, los paises alla.
me encanta practicar espanol. entonces: me encanta tbn hospedar la gente de alla. si sos de latinoamerica, escribame!! ;)
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- atheist: but i like talking about religions
- a bit extroverted :-)
- not a giant: so i'm one of the smaller people ;-)
- can sleep like a log: everywhere even if it's loud
- sunny boy: always smiling :-)))
- want to see every country in the world ;-)
- i like nearly every kind of music (depends on mood)
- really easygoing (just ask my surfers/hosts)
About my life:
my hometown is in styria
after school i finished a software-developing training and tried to get a job anywhere in austria.
so i got a chance to work in salzburg (nice city for sightseeing, but quite expensive).
after 2 years i decided to go back to styria. new job in leoben, but after 1,5 years many things in my life changed (maybe i'll tell you later) and i applied to be transfered to the headquarter in vienna.
so - here i am! :-)
living in vienna since june 2008
weekdays i'm at work (software-developer with raiffeisen bank), but always try to spend as much time with my friends as possible. (sometimes too less time) :-(
the wonderful - but too short - weekends:
relaxing, having fun, discover vienna until the sun is rising,...
every couple of WE i drive to my hometown to meet my friends there. if anyone wants to see nature, mountains, cows ;-) ... the oposite of a large city - just text me.
i'm always looking for interesting people from all over the world. started my first couchsurfing trip in april 2010. (read more at "couchsurfing experiences")
couchsurfing is a great idea! i like it so much and i'm sure i'll meet more wonderful people!
people from different cities, countries and religions
i hope i can start my next CS-trips soon.
my favorite destinations where i want to go: eastern europe, near and middle east
if you want to know more --> just drop me a line
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
CS Team - New Member Welcome Group
actually sent more than 19200 welcome messages
- Viennese Stammtisch - monthly Vienna meeting (several)
- Vienna Calling 2010 (june 2010)
- Helsinki weekly meeting (august 2010)
- Berlin language meeting (august 2010)
- Czechsurfing 2010 (september 2010)
- Amsterdam weekly meeting (september 2010)
- Hongkong weekly meeting (oktober 2010)
- Bulgarian-Greek meeting in Thermes (april 2011)
- Vienna Calling 2011 (june 2011)
- Cuzco weekly meeting (september 2011)
- CS BBQ Santiago de Chile (october 2011)
- CS Vienna Stammtisch February 2011
- some spontaneous cs parties at my home with my lovely cs friends
Days hosted so far: 98 (40 Surfers / 20 Countries)
Days surfed so far: 39 (15 Hosts / 11 Countries)
Average hosting time: 2,45 Days
Average surfing time: 2,28 Days
3 of my hosts also surfed my couch!
1 surfer i greeted through the new member welcome group surfed my couch!
once i surfed a couch again!
07/2011 - Karen from Sydney/Australia - 3 days
06/2011 - Cristina from Barcelona/Spain - 3 days
06/2011 - Bert from Prague/Czech Republic - 2 days
06/2011 - Sven from Berlin/Germany - 4 days
06/2011 - Xavier from Mannheim/Germany - 4 days
06/2011 - Jacky from Magdeburg/Germany - 4 days
06/2011 - Karine from Montreal/Canada - 2 days
05/2011 - Melis from Istanbul/Turkey - 2 days
03/2011 - Gabriela from Guayaquil/Ecuador - 1 day
02/2011 - Fernando from Rosario/Argentinia - 1 day
02/2011 - Kasia & Kasia & Kinga & Asia from Warsaw/Poland - 1 day
02/2011 - Paulina from Warsaw/Poland - 1 day
01/2011 - Jacqueline from Sao Paulo / Brazil - 4 days
12/2010 - Fabian&Nina from St.Peter.a.Kbg./Austria - 2 days
12/2010 - Greg from Basel/Switzerland - 2 days
12/2010 - Isabelle from Basel/Switzerland - 2 days
12/2010 - Shendjan from Sofia/Bulgaria - 4 days
12/2010 - Elisaveta from Sofia/Bulgaria - 4 days
11/2010 - Alexandre from Oxford/England - 1 day
11/2010 - Monica from Oslo/Norway - 3 days
11/2010 - Caro from Luis Beltran/Argentinia - 2 days
08/2010 - Natasha from Moscow/Russia - 1 day
08/2010 - Seol from Seoul/South Corea - 3 days
07/2010 - Kristen & friend from Elmshorn/Germany - 3 days
07/2010 - Delphine from Lyon/France - 2 days
07/2010 - Sarah from Lille/France - 2 day
07/2010 - Jacquelynn from Fayettville/Arkansas/USA - 3 days
07/2010 - Amy from Melbourne/Australia - 4 days
07/2010 - Sonja + 2 friends from Osnabrück/Germany - 3 days
07/2010 - Doug from Whangarei/New Zealand - 3 days
06/2010 - Verena from Stuttgart/Germany - 1 day
06/2010 - Michael from St.Peter a.K./Austria - 8 days
06/2010 - Felizitas from Brno/Czech Republic - 1 day
Coffe or a drink:
05/2010 - Alisah from Warsaw/Poland
december 2011 - Almir in Porto Alegre - 3 days
november 2011 - Caro in Mendoza - 7 days
august/september 2011 - Matheus & Arturo in their VW Van - 15 days
07/2011 - Maria Fernanda in Guayaquil/Ecuador- 3 days
07/2011 - Lena in Quito/Ecuador- 1 day
07/2011 - Belen in Quito/Ecuador- 3 days
04/2011 - Shenolm in Sofia/Bulgaria - 1 day
03/2011 - Monica in Oslo/Norway - 3 days
09/2010 - Frank in Amsterdam/Netherlands - 1 day
09/2010 - Dimitri in Brussels/Belgium - 1 day
09/2010 - Sarah in Prague/Czech - 1 day
08/2010 - Pekka in Berlin/Germany - 2 days
08/2010 - Monica in Oslo/Norway - 3 days
08/2010 - Sammy in Helsinki/Finland - 2 days
08/2010 - Xavier in Leverkusen/Germany - 1 day
08/2010 - Cristina in Barcelona/Spain - 3 days
07/2010 - Quentin in Antwerp/Belgium - 2 days
04/2010 - Mona in Bucarest/Romania - 5 days
Map of my Couchsurfers:
visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World
i started my fist couchsurfing trip in april 2010.
3 days in bukarest. i get in touch with mona (thank you for everything!!!) a few weeks before and booked my flight. was a really unfamiliar feeling for me to fly alone to a foreign country.
but everything went perfect! i met mona and her mother at their home. we understood each other from the first minute. on friday afternoon mona showed me nice places in bukarest, we met lucian - a friend of mona - (also a very nice guy). saturday we drove out of bukarest to have a barbecue with friends. was very funny with people from many countries (romania, france, iceland, bulgaria,.)
sunday the airports were closed because of the vulkano eyjafjallajökull. it was no problem for mona and her mother that i had to stay longer! they helped me so much to get a new flight back to vienna and on tuesday i went back to vienna. these 5 days belong to the most wonderful days i had in my life. it was such a nice experience.
THANKS to all people i met in bukarest.
- hang out with friends (i think everyone likes that) ;-)
- visit my homevillage and friends in styria
- discover the world
- lie streched out in the sun
and sometimes also just enjoying the silence at home ;-)
Music, Movies, and Books
to less time for movies :-(
but i like comedy movies, also documentary films about history, nature and technology
of course i like sport events!
all kinds of music. depends on my mood.
while working (programming new software) i sometimes like classic music, in the morning i often hear shantel and when i go out i hear everything ;-)
hmmm.... i don't read often.
many books i read were very technical books, because of my work.
i rarely read novels. i like books with a historical background...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
visited 49 states (21.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or jurisdische vertaling duits?
Places i'll never forget:- a unforgetable first couchsurfing trip to bucarest with a BBQ in snagov with nice people from different nations. vulcano ejafjallajökul in iceland errupted and i had to stay longer! thank you lovely vulcano! :-)- a one day journey to the hatta mountains in oman by car. wonderful nature! - the fountains in front of burj khalifa in dubai! so fascinating- formula 1 grand prix in abu dhabi with team-member-passes :-) thanks steffen & the toyota team!- driving through the everglades in the sunset
Teach, Learn, Share
Trailer about Austria:
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In