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PRETTYHIPTRIPPY

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 74 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in German; learning Czech, English, French, Hawaiian
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • they call it social and cultural ant...
  • through life, especially abroad
  • From Vienna, the city in love with death and dark humour
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learning about permaculture and finishing my degree

ABOUT ME

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I consider my life a net of rhizomes spinning between people, places, ideas, books, conversations, images, movies, food, friends, and family. These rhizomes create what I call "home."

I dig photography and film, and really like editing. Motivating myself to work is hard when I don't have a good social-balance - I need people to bounce my ideas and thoughts off with (is that grammatically correct? I kinda don't care), otherwise I transform into a goat staring at a wall. Itʻs true.

I like the outdoors, snowboarding is WAY up there; climbing, hiking, biking, swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, running, yoga, jumping from waterfalls, and waterfalls, and waterfalls. And indoor Volleyball - played it almost 2/3 of my life. Wow, that's kinda long.

I love food, especially experimentally prepared, and after being forcibly raised with organic food I rediscovered its quality. My bigger passion though is baking. And my specialty: Tiramisu with fruits.

I am always up for old, cozy, small and big, smelly cinemas, low-budget movies and some high-budget ones.

Museums, art galleries, individually designed small shops that make you feel like you always enter a different world. Live music shows, they are the heart beat of life. And then there are places like Kauaʻi, I feel very fortunate to be here at this point in time - things are changing, people are what is often called "waking up" and start to see the qualities of permaculture.

PHILOSOPHY

Never give up, always let go

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Iʻd like to get more active on CS again after I had had kind of a long break. So, I am happy to meet people, go for hikes, a beer, fooding, show people what I know about Vancouver, and learn more through your explorations!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started couchsurfing six years ago and ever since it has enriched my life with wonderful people and their even more wonderful stories. I love, love listening and sharing stories, perspectives, ideas, values. And chocolate.

Interests

Risk, blue-green, walking aimlessly through cities, villages, Hawaii, learning (from kids), coffeee, exploring foreign supermarkets, organic food stores, going for a good dance and good live music and not caring about the amount of sweat I lose, trying to decode foreign menus in restaurants ( tip: www.engrish.com ), apricot dumpling icecream you can only get at my childhood-icecream-salon in Vienna, purple sweet potatoes, mochi icecream, foreign metroplans and bus stop instructions, foreign TV channels (except for US-American news channels, thatʻs pure torture), waiting for sunrises (and sunsets), the smell of rain, spring, fall.. watching the stars at night at a lake in Carinthia, bathing in freshly dried clothes, Bikram yoga, jogging to Jimmy Cliff

Music, Movies & Books

Night on Earth, Waking life, Persepolis, Cinema Paradiso, Gegen die Wand, Auf der anderen Seite, Crossing the Bridge, True Romance, Fargo, Amelie, Idiocracy, Être et savoir, Harold and Maude, Crash, Ken Park, Park Paranoid,..o0O to be continued..

Books: Christine Nöstlinger, a wonderful Viennese author that aroused my passion for reading. She is my hero, her humour and trenchancy are what I call typically Viennese, if there's anything like that.
Shark Dialogues, by Kiana Davenport, Das Parfum, John Irving, Milan Kundera, Connie Palmen - wish I had more time to read...

Music: Soul, Hip Hop, Raggae, Ska, Drum'n Bass, and all that combined with electrifying female voices, like Lauren Hill, Emily Wells... www.szenariomusic.com - my personal musical wiz, Yo la Tengo! Sublime, Feist, Seeed, good old Freundeskreis, Dresden Dolls, Mayer Hawthorne! many, many more, tbc..

One Amazing Thing I've Done

For the longest time, every year having gone on a summercamp and be a kid, with kids, there's truly nothing more you need to have a two-week-long blast.

Hiked the Na Pali coast to Kalalau Valley on Kaua'i

Powder snow and my board, anywhere

Moved to Vancouver, which turned out to be a bigger step than anticipated - a good one.

A cave swim on Kauai, definitely also WAY up there.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to make a good Tiramisu, pumpkin cream soup. A bit about photography, editing, volleyball, how to sew a hole in your shirt. Be creative in the kitchen. About Hawai'i, its history and presence; schooling projects, CHOCOLATE!

I would like to learn to dance with fire poi, and being more creative in public (stencils, graffitis)

Countries I've Visited

Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

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