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Overview

  • 32 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Japanese; learning Chinese (Simplified), Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Adventurer & Entrepreneur
  • Well-Educated
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Adventurer & Entrepreneur
- Passionate about Hitchhiking and Couchsurfing
Meeting local people everywhere in the world creates the ultimate adventure for me!
日本語はOK
Personally, I am big on crafts and any sport, especially Yoga and the outdoors.
I like meeting new people who are open and friendly. Many people think the world is a dangerous place full of unfriendly people. But, I think the opposite. Couchsurfing truly makes the world a better place, promoting peace and harmony between all the different people in the world.
I lived in a campervan for 4 years while working at the University of Cambridge.
Giving defines who we are. Hosting has been a great experience for me.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Travel should be accessible to everyone, not just those with a big wallet!
More importantly, Couchsurfing has been the best way for me personally to meet local people and learn about different cultures!
As for me:
My travel usually involves little/no planning. That's why I love meeting locals who can tell me the best places to visit!
I like sharing stories with like-minded people!
Important: ¡Couchsurfing is not a dating website!
I am also not interested in smoking, alcohol or any other kind of drugs.

Interests

I like photography and traveling, learning instruments and languages. Trying new things in general, as I am not afraid of failing.
Also: Cycling, Surfing, Snowboarding, Climbing, Reading, Sand Boarding, Wood Carving, Laser Cutting, Night Climbing, Bamboo Flute, Kayaking, Xtreme mattressing

  • culture
  • photography
  • cooking
  • video games
  • board games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • languages
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • bamboo flute
  • kitebiking
  • nightclimbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Films
Pirates of the Caribbean, Last Samurai, Dune, Ice Age, Ghibli Films, One Piece
Music
DnB
Books
Malik's travel books, The Lean Startup, The Art of Peace, Book of the Five Rings, Stories about Native Americans and other native people

Board Games, especially my beloved Four Elements (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1912843391/1229948667?token=00358542) Card Games, especially Hearthstone

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

6600km on a scooter through all of Japan. From Miyazaki to Hokkaido and back!
Animal Communication
Admiring the northern lights sitting a hot spring river in Iceland.
6 weeks hitchiking through Europe! Friendly people everywhere!
Living in a van :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Come along and try my board game :)
I always like to share my photography (feedback on the book I am writing is welcome) and cooking.
Learning languages is a mission for life. Sharing tips and tricks between like minded language enthusiasts is awesome!
I also like the one thing people are more scared of than death: Public Speaking
Lastly, its always great to share entrereneurial business ambitions with couchsurfers.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, photographs & jokes.
Vegetarian cooking, particularly stir-frying and baking. I love to create new interesting dishes on the spot!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Viet Nam

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