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Hello fellow couchsurfers! I'm finally back in my home country Austria after my adventures abroad. I got a job in Vienna and moved here recently. Hope to see you around :)
I am looking forward to be part of Vienna's couchsurfing community, attending events and meeting great locals as well as adventurous backpackers.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you're looking for a couch here in Vienna or if you want to hang out, no matter if in town for short or long time!
Originally I'm from Krems an der Donau in Austria, a beautiful town not very far from Vienna, where you can actually find one of the best white wines worldwide (chances are high that I have a bottle cooled in the fridge for us)!
I'm very cosmopolitan and open-minded, so are also all my friends. I love travelling and adventures of course. I love being outdoors, enjoying beaches, the sea, forests, parks, hills and mountains. Not really that much into being trapped at home. Once in a while, it can be pretty nice though to have a relaxing evening at home and watch a movie or TV show with some good company.
I do also love sports, especially the ones you can do together. I love climbing, throwing the frisbee in the park or play speedminton. I also like football and handball, basketball and athletics.
I've been also living 8 months in Boston, U.S.A, 6 months in Baden, Switzerland, 18 months in Copenhagen and 18 months in Kyiv.
All in all, dear couchsurfers, I love socializing with friends and new people, having a good time together, enjoying the bright side of life and traveling!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Being on Couchsurfing has definitely many advantages over hotels who are in my opinion more of a waste of money. The chance to meet and stay with young, local people is unique for couchsurfing. They definitely know the cities they live in better and can suggest the authentic, off the beaten track places. Also the chance for meeting new friends and making new connections is awesome. I'd be really happy to waste some time together.
- music festivals
- board games
- eating out
- live music
- outdoor activities
- trail running
- solo travel
- adventure travel
- mountain biking
- tv shows
- local food
- beach volleyball
- climate change
- local culture
Music, Movies, and Books
Tough question. I actually don't have concrete favorites here. As I'm a person with pretty broad interests, I listen to a lot of different music, without many restrictions. Often I listen to Indie/Alternative music whilst other times I listen to lowbeat, mellow electronic music. Rock playlists are also clicked on sometimes on Spotify. And I also enjoy classics from the past.
I also don't have a favorite movie or movie genre. I'm not the biggest fan of 101 action movies without any story though. I prefer more realistic movies with some historical background maybe as e.g. Imitation Game. Also alternative movies by young, creative directors that you often find at movie festivals I prefer to watch.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hiking in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. One of the most beautiful places I have seen so far.
Cycling in a snowstorm in Boston, U.S.A
Celebrating carnival in Barranquilla. It is the second biggest carnival worldwide after Rio de Janeiro.
Hitchhiking in Romania and Thailand.
Swimming in a cave.
Hiking in Switzerland.
Partying in Miami Beach.
Breaking into a public swimming pool at night with my couchsurfing guests.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share with you extensive knowledge of the Austrian culture and also talk to you about many other cultures since I'm travelling a lot. I can teach you also about beer and wine since I'm a lover of both of this good drinks (in case you search for a small gift that's good to know...)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'll definitely bring you some local specialties from the place I am currently living. I'll look for information in your profile before getting it. Thinking about something like chocolate or other local sweets, local wine or a souvenir if you have a collection.
Good and fun company!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States