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René König

Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • PhD student
  • university
  • From East Westphalia, Germany
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Preparing for NYC, enjoying the spring, sailing as often as possible

ABOUT ME

Patient, uncomplicated, tolerant but politically incorrect, hopefully humorous and open-minded. I like to enjoy the many different facets of life. Sometimes I want to go running for two hours, sometimes I am just lazy all day, eating tasty food. I can enjoy profound conversations and writing scholarly texts but sometimes I also just want to have some beers and listen to some good old punk rock.

PHILOSOPHY

"You gotta live before you die" (Mike Ness)
"The horizon is my home." (Frank Turner)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted a number of surfers in Vienna but the interest in surfing in Karlsruhe is rather low ;)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted a number of surfers when I lived in Vienna and I got to know the local CS community a bit. I was couchsurfing myself in Amsterdam, Russia, Germany and Hungary. 99,9% awesome experiences! Unfortunately, my enthusiasm for the project has decreased a bit since it got commercialized.

Interests

Music (listening/concerts > see below)
Sailing
Traveling
Outdoor sports (Running/Hiking, Biking...)
Good food
Movies (see below)
My job (to put it very briefly: social research about internet)
I am also interested in cooking and photography, but I have to admit I am not an expert in either of them.

Music, Movies & Books

Music
A lot of stuff from folk to hardcore to post-rock. If you want to know more, check my LastFM-profile at
http://www.lastfm.de/user/machinegunjoe
I also love to get to know other styles and having profound conversations with everybody who truely cares about music is always a pleasure.

Movies
Good dramas (e.g. American Beauty, Into the Wild, The Lives of Others), mafia classics (e.g. The Godfather, Heat, Goodfellas, Scarface, Sopranos), weird stuff (e.g. Fight Club, Being John Malkovich), of course Tarantino and good variations of his style (Snatch, In China They Eat Dogs, Bang Boom Bang) aaaaand last but not least: zombie movies (Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Braindead...).

Books
I read a lot for my work (non-fictional books with a focus on Internet & society) so my interest in reading non-fiction has unfortunately declined a bit.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitch-hiking through whole Norway, seeing the midnight sun from a remote fjord.

Walking around in a penguin colony and watching whales in Argentina.

Experiencing perfect open-air performances by Sigur Ros and The National in Vienna´s Arena.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to share my travel experience and learn about yours. I´d like to learn more about photography and cooking.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden

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