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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Turkish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
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About Me


laugh in the face of evolution


Every day, I try to let myself be inspired to think about human relationships in a novel, original way. I have a strong sense of justice, I would not participate in anything that would let me achieve a goal unethically. I can often be hesitant at first, but I will acclimatize to anything and warm to anyone given time, even if it means having to stick around at a party until 5am to get to enjoy it fully. My biggest flaw is probably instinctively trying to second-guess people. If you find me trying to second-guess you, give me a judicious clip round the ears. I may not be easily surprised, but when I am, I am truly exhilarated.

I am a city person, but every once in a while I raise my head above the urban parapet, and venture into nature, and usually I adore it.

I have been working at a nationwide Austrian youth & alternative music radio station as a music journalist and gag writer since 2001, however I'm taking 2012 off.

Neither beer nor wine really agree with me (what's that I'm hearing? Is it the sound of 3/4 of all prospective surfers closing this profile tab?) I do drink spirits though, but they have a habit of burning a hole into my pocket, so social drinking might be a bit of a problem.
Other dietary specifications/food fetishes (just to pre-empt any well-meant, but ultimately inedible offerings and perceived discourtesies): I'm a veggie, and I don't eat eggs plus anything that contains eggs in processed form (cakes, cookies) etc., plus I'm trying to stay away from anything that contains (added) sugar as a rule, anyway, except in fruit, love fruit (think Michael Palin in Time Bandits) & fruit juices. (But none of these details have been conceived as any sort of wish list).

I don't do peer pressure.


I am governed by an unshakeable belief that things will sort themselves out in the end.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Among other things, I've been hosting a monthly CS movie night in Vienna.


One person's sofa is another person's couch. The chaiselongue is the joker in the pack.


film, public transport, psychoanalysis, lake-swimming, snorkeling, foraging, frisbees, mortality and beyond

  • writing
  • books
  • architecture
  • dining
  • wine
  • beer
  • partying
  • drinking
  • music
  • alternative music
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • business
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, Becket, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, The manchurian Candidate, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, The Lion In Winter, Twelve Angry Men, Network, The Verdict, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Dostoyevsky, Jonathan Franzen, John Updike, Martin Amis, Echo & The Bunnymen, the Fall, the Jam, Dexy's Midnight Runners, the Triffids, Animals That Swim

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I had a tray of strawberries forcefully confiscated by a Macaque in Gibraltar. Iguazú was _great_. The full moon over the slopes of La Paz. Perito Moreno glacier puking chunks of ice like nobody's business. the strange light & fairy-tale forest - atmosphere of Tierra del Fuego. turning trick photographer in the Salar de Uyuni. the views over Valparaíso. the sublime coral reefs off Pulau Hatta. the idiosyncratic architecture of Singapore. picnics in Paris.

visited 41 states (18.2%)Create your own visited map of The World

Teach, Learn, Share

there are 9 pins in each new shirt.
remove them all and you won't get hurt!

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Canada

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