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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Bengali, Bangla, French
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • I work as a journalist for Germany's National Public Radio.
  • American Studies, British Studies, Journalism
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About Me


raising my daughter Ella

finally traveling again... on my way to Tokyo at the end of April


I used to travel a lot and I used to host a lot of people.

But at the end of 2014 I got the one thing that is much better then that: my daughter Ella. She is the greatest thing I ever had.

But as you can guess: Having a little child means you can't host a lot of couchsurfers anymore and you can't travel a lot either. I miss having guests from all over the world at my place.

At the end of April I will be traveling again for the first time since Ella was born. I am excited to go to Tokyo and I really hope that I will get in touch with some couchsurfers. I miss you guys!!!


if you can talk you can sing. if you can walk you can dance.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


with my black couch... and with the great city of Berlin...


I had my fair share of travelling and CS, I was lucky enough to met great people during my time in New Zealand, Argentina, Peru, Australia, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, England, Scotland, the US, France, and India.

in 2009 I couchsurfed throughout my entire 3 months university research trip to the New York area. Another great experience!

in 2011 I was fortunate enough to travel through West Africa and being hosted by wonderful people in Senegal, Mali, Benin and Sierra Leone.

plus: we had some great guests in Berlin from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, France, Australia, the UK and the United States. hopefully more will come soon...


all kinds of music, theater, literature, soccer, boxing, tennis, partying, cooking, American and German politics, international politcs, TV satire... and BERLIN...

Music, Movies, and Books


Hitchhiker's Guide - The Great Gatsby - Babbit - Vile Bodies - Brave New World - Slaughterhouse V - To Kill A Mockingbird - Catch 22 - The Catcher in the Rye - all kinds of stuff on Hip Hop, music, politics and history...


Kendrick Lamar, Kamp & Whizz Vienna, Kweli, KRTS, Mos, ATCQ, Lupe, Dre, Dilated Peoples, Biggie, Common, Patrick Wolf, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Stai, Rise Against, Flume, Ellington & Coltrane, Jigga, The Roots, Nas, Doom, J5, Emiliana Torrini, Fat Freddy's Drop, Feist, Hercules & Love Affair, Hocus Pocus, Jose Gonzalez, Hot Chip, kings of convenience, Nina Simone, Nine, and the list goes on and on and on and on...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

flew with a cargo plane from cote d'ivoire to senegal... spent three days on a crowded boat traveling down the river niger... went with a motorbike through the jungle of sierra leone to visit an abandoned diamond mine... had to chase a drunk guy with a samurai sword in the middle of a bulgarian forest... had my private kolkata police unit escorting me to the airport... been escorted by the kolkata police force to the airport...

Teach, Learn, Share

hip hop culture, juggling, music, german history, literature, backgammon, politics & Star Trek (the important things in life)

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia, France, Gambia, Ghana, India, Latvia, Mali, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, India, New Zealand, United States

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