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Using up my working holiday visa for NZ before I'm too old...
Impression of my flatshare:
My shoe rack: indoor trainers, hiking boots, trekking shoes, running shoes, ballet flats, wetsuit boots, doc martens, pumps, sneakers, workboots, bike shoes
My bedroom: loads of books (e.g. historic novels, specialist books on linguistics, chick lit), paints and canvasses, students' assignments that should have been marked a week ago, plenty of half empty coffee mugs, choir sheet music; jeans, t-shirts and trampoline pants scattered on the sofa (when unoccupied)
Impression of the content of my 4WD at the moment:
Dirty work jeans, 50 books + magazines (e.g. "political ideas of the last 500 years", "women's weekly" ;), timtams, nice clothes for going out, wetsuits, travel sickness tablets, surfboards, hiking boots, netbook, diary for taking notes for a potential PhD, Uno (card game), wwoof book, skateboard, gym clothes, muffin wrappers, ...
Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm travelling at the moment but me and my flatmates will be happy to host people from around the world once I'm back in Germany.
Have surfed 4 couches so far, and all of themhave been an awesome experience! Looking forward to giving back once I´m in Germany...
Meeting new people, volunteer work with kids, all sorts of sports (trampoline, acrobatics, cycling, surfing/windsurfing (just starting), reading, singing in a choir, painting, craft, ...
As a Society and Environment teacher, I care about the environment. At the moment, I´m volunteering at a small school in NZ, helping the "enviro group" to create a "green" school. Great fun!
Teach, Learn, Share
"Mulled Wine ("Gluehwein") Day" is celebrated on the first Thursday of November, where you drink mulled wine in a bath robe on the balcony.
This "holiday" was created by my old flatmates: When I was away in England, they told the Swiss guy who was staying in my room at the time that the reason they were drinking mulled wine in their bathrobes on the kitchen balcony was "Mulled Wine Day", a German holiday celebrated on the first Thursday of November.
Gregoire believed it, and ever since a growing crowd in Karlruhe celebrate "Mulled Wine Day".
If you come couchsurfing at my place at the beginning of November, make sure to bring a bath robe.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Germany, United Kingdom