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Katrin NZ

Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in German; learning English
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Primary teacher
  • University of Education Heidelberg &...
  • From Hessen, Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Trying to settle back home as well as making new travel plans :)

ABOUT ME

I would describe myself as a calm, positive person who loves travelling and the nature! Although I am now 29 years old, I still don't feel like setteling down. I would rather like to discover all the different parts of our big big world. Travelling means for me not only discovering new places, but also getting to know different people and their stories. I know, that those experiences and memories will last a lifetime and will make me smile when I think back.

After finishing university and 1,5 years of teacher training in a German school, I am happy to call myself a primary teacher. I love to work with kids, to teach & inspire them. However, before I start to work in Germany, I decided to gain some new experiences. After a fantastic & memorable time in New Zealand in 2009/2010, I came to Australia in 2013. Not only in order to learn how to teach German as a foreign language, but also to travel and experience the Australian landscape & culture. (And, admittedly, to skip winter in Germany... I am always cold ;) Of course I also had to stop in one of my favourite countries (New Zealand) again ;-) Just recently I came back to Germany, now I am trying to settle down a bit, finding a new place with hopefully enough space to host. I woud love to continue meeting so many different people and cultures as well as giving back all the hospitality I experienced during my trip, hosting is the perfect way to do that!

PHILOSOPHY

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

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I enjoy meeting other couchsurfers both in Germany and abroad! Right now, I am not able to host, but I'm always in for a cup of hot choclate or a sight seeing tour :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing is for me a great way to get to know other people and their culture. I haven't surfed much, but I met a lot of people for a cup of coffee or at a couchsurfing meeting. My experiences were all wonderful and I don't want to miss them. I spent great times exploring new places with other couchsurfers or listening to their stories. The hosts that I met so far where overwhelming and I appreciate all what they did for me! As soon as I get a chance, I would love to give back the hospitality that I was experiencing.

Interests

I love travelling, 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 & 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 and with a view on snowy mountains - it was amazing!

I did the Milford Track in New Zealand, 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 am happy to teach you some German or show you, how to make some German bread or delicious cakes :)

Can you teach me a new vegetarian recipe? :)

Countries I've Visited

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

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Germany, New Zealand

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