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Travel and experience the world and find out, what's important in life...
"Hello, world!"...some famous words in history, but also a good start for a couchsurfing profile! My name is Andreas and I´m participating in CS for sharing views on the world, experiences, traveling moments with others. You are welcome to stay in Berlin!
Since I have begun my studies ( and this is quite long ago ;-) ...) I tried to combine uni accomplishments with the fun part of life...and belief me there were some opportunities like traveling, working and studying in Australia, internships in Norway, projects in India and Indonesia, hitchhiking through some parts of Europe, and endless more adventures! Most of my relevant occupation was related to renewable energy (bioenergy, hydro power) and development cooperation, which will soon give me an itinerary and frame for the part of life that is called work ;-)
Here you can follow up some of my adventures:
People describe me as an open-minded person. I'm up for a lot of adventure and get along pretty fast and easy with everybody and everything.
I love to hang around with my friends, want to explore the world and want to know why everything is like it is. Sometimes I feel like making things better and other times I only want to have party...
"You can get it if you really want, but you must try..." (Jimmy Cliff)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I hosted herds of couchsurfers and friends of friends of friends...and besides that, when I'm traveling I hopefully Breembody the CS spirit!
Oh guys! Over the years there has been so many incredible CS experiences. Here are the top 3!
1. Couchsurfing close to Budapest turned out to change my entire view of the project. How amazing it was that the host hasn't been at home for weeks, but constantly people could stay at his place and using everything as it would be their own home! Mostly there were between 10 and 30 people around while the host was traveling. (2008)
2. Do you guys know what shrimping is? First I thought, we'll go catching shrimp, but my Malaysian friends at Borneo proofed me wrong, when they took me out for catching prawns with little shrimps on the hooks. (2011)
3. In the summer of 2006 we had a really great time to make friends. The world was "at our place" since the World Cup was running in Germany and here is a little episode from back in that days: That night Nicole and Miguel (Australia), Gerard and Mathieu (France), Mario, Renan and Roberto (Brasil) and Marc (Luxemburg) and two Germans (Felix and me) decided to go for swimming. We walked a few minutes and observed the swimming pool to ensure that nobody is in there, climbed over the fence...None of us hesitated... but when it came down to swimming only the Europeans put off their clothes and went into the water...the Australians and Brasilians didn´t follow us, because it was "too cold" ...was a very funny night...(2006)
Traveling, nature, climbing, sailing, kayaking, cycling, snowboarding, concerts, ....
- rock climbing
- world cup
Music, Movies, and Books
Shantaram, Siddharta, Der kleine Prinz, Into the wild...Gun, Germs and Steel, Brave new world...and many more books I especially enjoy to read after the summer having hit the road and feeling home in a cosy place.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When in early 2011 the volcano Bromo (Java, Indonesia) erupted I only thought that I once will have to see a volcano. I didn't know how close I would go... A few month later I was traveling with two Dutch friends and we passed Bromo on out itinerary. Although it was not throwing lava out of the gigantic chimney, ash clowds were rising hundreds of meters in a few seconds! Well, and we decided to watch that imense power of Mother Nature from as close as possible, so we went up on the volcano rim and looked inside! It was so amazing, because I've never seen such a power before and it made me feel very small...
Teach, Learn, Share
Breaking out of the conventional thinking and develop approaches that match one's desires instead of adjusting one's life to the various circumstances and restrictions.... I believe a satisfied way of life first of all needs the freedom of thinking and then the power to go on one's own path.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Croatia, Fiji, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Norway, Spain, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Norway