Katrin NZ

Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany

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  • University of Education Heidelberg & Waikato University, ...
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About Me


Exploring Frankfurt region (my new home) & making new travel plans :-)


Certainly, asking others (or looking at my references) might give you a clearer picture of who I am.
Since CS asks me to describe myself, I would say I am a calm, positive, adaptable and curious person who just loves travelling :-)
I still don't feel like settling down, although I crossed the magical age of 30 this year (which I certainly don't feel I am! – and fortunately most people don’t think I am :-)
In my flat I have one of those scratch world maps and I am eager to scratch of as many continents, countries and places as possible.
I guess, I got hit by the travel bug while I was travelling & studying abroad in one of my favorite countries, New Zealand. I met wonderful people and liked this beautiful part of the earth so much, that I had to come back after I finished my teacher training in Germany. Last year, I travelled & interned for another 9 month in New Zealand & Australia.
Moreover, I first visited Asia and (after surviving my culture shock) got even more interested in discovering different cultures and places which I am sometimes asked about “What do you want THERE?”.
Travelling means for me not only discovering new places, but also getting to know different people and their stories. Those experiences and memories will last a lifetime and make me smile when I think back.

Recently, I moved back to Germany and started working as a primary teacher at a bilingual school. I love to work with kids, to teach & inspire them. The possibility to pass on my experiences and knowledge about different cultures is only one great part of it. Once, one of my students asked me: “Did you do a round-the-world trip?” – unfortunately not (yet?) :-)

Until that, I woud love to continue meeting so many different people and cultures here in Germany and give back all the hospitality I experienced during my trips by meeting and hosting travellers.


Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
(Abraham Lincoln)

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I enjoy meeting other couchsurfers both in Germany and abroad! Right now, I am new in Frankfurt region and always up for a cup of coffee or some sightseeing with locals as well as travellers!


Couchsurfing is a great way to get to know other people and their culture. I surfed several times by now, met people for a cup of coffee or at a couchsurfing meeting. My experiences were always wonderful and I don't want to miss them. I spent great times exploring new places with other couchsurfers or listening to their stories.
So far, my hosts were overwhelming and I appreciate all what they did for me! Now, that I have my own flat here in Germany, I would love to give back the hospitality I was experiencing.


I love being outside, hiking, camping or just going for a walk at a long, sandy beach.

Furthermore, I just like to spent time with friends and family, drinking coffee or cocktails, having a picnic, going to the cinema...

I like taking photos, painting & crafting.
Moreover, I like yoga, but I haven't practiced in a while. I hope to start again soon.

I'm vegetarian, but don't have a problem with others eating meat :-)

Music, Movies, and Books

I like Lifehouse, Benny Tipene, Birds of Tokyo, Coldplay, Brooke Fraser, Jack Johnson, Avicii, Silbermond... in general live music is great!
One of my favourite movies is "A walk to remember"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once had the possibility to bath in natural hot water springs, under a beautiful starry sky with a view on snowy mountains - it was amazing!

I walked the Milford Track in New Zealand (2009), a great 5 day walking track :-)

Although I am a bit scared of hights, I went paragliding and I really enjoyed it :-)

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to share my culture, to teach you some German, to show you, how to make some real German bread or maybe delicious cakes? :)
I am always eager to learn new vegetarian recipes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, New Zealand

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