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Read. Meet. Eat.
I consider myself calm, positive, creative and spontaneous. I am a die-hard optimist who loves meeting new people and spending hours and hours talking and philosphising...I live together with my girlfriend Ricarda - so you might well get two CouchSurfers for the price of one...
I am a a humanist
and an atheist.
That's the most important stuff. But I respect religious conviction and belief - let's spend some hours discussing it all over!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I joined back in 2007 and have had many great experiences both Surfing and Hosting since. Apart from that I have done some translation work for the german version of the website.
Roxy and Julian, England, June 2012
Sebastián, Argentina, April 2012
Ivan, Norway, October 2011
Wenting and Laurel, USA / New Zealand, June 2010
Agata and Gosia, Poland, June 2010
Anete and Klavs, Latvia, May 2010
Patrick, USA, May 2010
Jacklyn and Mike, USA, June 2009
Flo, Austria, January 2008
Wyatt in Sydney, Australia, March 2013
Laurel in Wellington, New Zeland, November 2012
Jeremy in Auckland, New Zeland, October 2012
Jon in Auckland, New Zeland, October 2012
Jacklyn and Mike in Poughkeepsie, USA, July 2010
Laurence and Philippe in Montreal, Canada, July 2010
Andrea in Boston, USA, July 2010
Jennifer in Eastham, USA, July 2010
Philip in Teaneck, USA, July 2010
Marcus in Vienna, Austria, March 2008
Jacklyn and Mike in Barcelona, Spain, February 2008
Ian in St. Hilaire, France, August 2007
Yannick in Strasbourg, France, August 2007
Guerande, France, August 2007
Stand-Up Comedy (I'm a stand-up comedian myself)
Music, Movies, and Books
Literature: Everything by Ian McEwan, Terry Pratchett, Bill Bryson, John Irving and J. R. R. Tolkien. Also some of Murakami's, Fitzgerald's and Huxley's works. In German: Martin Suter, Wolf Haas, Michael Köhlmeier and many others.
Musical Genres: World Music, Funk, Singer/Songwriter French Chanson and Rock'n'Roll. Musical Heroes: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Charles Aznavour, Billy Joel, Tom Waits, Chuck Berry
Movies: As it is in Heaven, everything by French filmmaker Francois Ozon, The Life of Brian, The Best Exotic Mariold Hotel, The Lord of the Rings
TV: Monty Python's Flying Circus, the British version of The Office, Black Books, Sherlock, House of Cards, Game of Thrones
Humor: Eddie Izzard and Ricky Gervais are my favs. Also featured: Jimmy Carr, Fry and Laurrie and NZ export Flight of the Conchords
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I fell in love with the people and spirit of New Zealand, and I try to keep as much she'll be right, mate mentality in my life as possible.
Apart from that I was amazed by the vastness and intensity of the landscape in northern Argentina. I loved New York City, its bustle and commotion.
Another very special experience was a 30 hour non-stop session of improvisational theater. From 9am to 3pm the next day. Talk about brainfuck...
Teach, Learn, Share
I love photography and there is always so much room to improve there - so maybe we can head out on a photo tour together?
Apart from that, I'm more than happy to learn anything YOU can teach or show me:
Life's a journey, and learning's the ticket!
I can introduce you into the world of acting, comedy and presentation. I can also teach you some skills that come from Impro-theater.
I can show you how to bake sourdough bread, or how to make vinegar.
I would also like to share my skills in the four languages I speak - and would love to learn any language that I don't know!
And of course I offer much sought-after courses in "Austrian Swearwords" for beginners and advanced :-)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland