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Overview

  • 46 References 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish, Swedish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Student and bike messenger
  • in progress
  • From Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finishing my Bachelor in engineering management, working on my DJing, getting ready for an internship in Australia, seeing as much of the world as i can on the way, producing some nice music eventually and financially keep my head above the water with fun, purposeful jobs at the same time. Ah and I'm an active member of the burning man community.

And of course a lot of living, learning and growing.

And my goal for life. Travelling every country. Currently i’m at 36.

ABOUT ME

I like travelling. I enjoy unusual travelexperiences. I already went though a couple of interesting missions like travelling without money that has led me hitchhiking to Spain, recycling food (dumpster diving), getting to know squat life, life in caves and hippie communes. Fun life without a carbon footprint. I thought about living like that permanently but then decided to study Energy- and Process Technology at the Technical University in Berlin (renewables). I wanted to study something purposeful to make the world a better place. After two years I switched to engineering management, also did a year overseas at the University of Newcastle in Australia but I’m a rather slow student. Maybe a bit lazy getting caught up with work, travels, parties and side projects, questioning purpose and life.

Instagram: mariusmelange
Facebook: Marius Melange OR Marius Höckel

I’m not a nudist and I’m not gay (just thought I’d mention)

PHILOSOPHY

in progress. I guess enjoy life while you can.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Offering a couch in Berlin and surfing all over the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfed at places of people i randomly met and had a really nice host in Iceland together with a latvian friend I also met through the couchsurfing website after some exhausting travels in Central America. He took us in very kindly and showed us around the golden circle with his girls. I couchsurfed in New York and hosted many lovely travellers in Berlin. I love making friends like this.

Interests

Photography, diving, riding my bike (fixie), reading, all kinds of sports sort of (surfing, swimming, rockclimbing, tennis, yoga, scuba diving..). travelling experiences like skydiving, bungee jumping and rafting if i get the chance. Just having a good time basically, also learning and growing. And partying of course, techno parties like Sunday at Berghain. And I would like to try more kinky parties 😇 I’m a pretty good DJ and already had gigs at the renowned STAUB techno party at about blank and some international gigs. Like the concept of sustainable hedonism, trying to be good, I like vegan food. But I’m not strict.

  • photography
  • dining
  • pilates
  • marathon
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • bungee jumping
  • skydiving
  • sports
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • hitchhiking
  • techno music
  • techno
  • diving
  • australia
  • berghain

Music, Movies, and Books

A lot, enjoyed Hermann Hesse very much. Kant is cool, Nietzsche is a bit intense. I love all different kind of Movies. I love documentaries, movies about travelling and movies with heart. And lately also dramas. I love techno! But also jazz and quiet singer songwriter music from time to time.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Doing a trip to Spain with nearly no money. After staying in Granada to explore alternative life in squats and caves and recycling food from supermarkets (Albaicin is so beautiful), i ended up hitchhiking to a hippiecommune. Stayed next to a waterfall, doing community stuff like recycling and growing food, building a forest kitchen and a natural pool. Living without money away from “babylon” , how the rainbow family hippies called it, was fun. I even got offered a house to live in but then i applied for univerity from a solar powered satellite "Internet cafe" in that commune and made my way back to Germany, well Berlin.

Running the Berlin marathon spontaneously under the name Gero without training for it. Managed to do it under 4 hrs with much pain and many blisters, being a bike messenger helps.

Travelling 10 countries in one month (mostly Central America). Crazy trip!

Teach, Learn, Share

I live and love to learn, teach and share. Of course!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good food and stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Spain, Sweden

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