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I guess I am easygoing and hopefully as open minded as I think. I can be spontaneous if I'm given a prior notice. Dog person. Cats are ok, but they make me sneeze.
I enjoy meeting new people at events like the Couchsurfing-meets where you get to know different & international people, their experiences, their views, etc.
Growing up, I moved around quite a bit and lived in different countries but there are still a lot of places left unexplored that I would love to visit.
I love good food and wine, unfortunately I'm not a very talented cook, but I very much enjoy eating which makes me a perfect match for anyone who can actually cook ;)
For about three years now I have owned a dog called Filo. He's a friendly terrier-mix who loves humans and is quiet and calm. Travelling with him is a whole new experience but luckily he is very adaptable so it's also a lot of fun.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I joined CS to meet locals when I spent a few months in Canada and I am immensely thankful because it truly enriched my experience to meet some very kind/cool/interesting people. So it's still my preferred method of meeting new people when at a travel destination or place to live.
Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to host during my first few years on this site since it wasn't possible at the place where I lived before. But since I moved to Tübingen (in October '16) surfers are welcome to stay with me!
I've been horseback riding since I was about 8 and enjoy using and learning methods of natural horsemanship.
Photography is another long-time hobby of mine so if you're a photo-enthusiast as well, it would be fun to go on photo-walks together :)
I recently got a new touring bike and I can't wait to go on bike trips with it!
Music, Movies, and Books
I enjoy singer-songwriter or ballad-type music such as Passenger, James Bay, Zaz, Simon & Garfunkel, Mark Knopfler...
However to keep myself awake while driving there are plenty of guilty-pleasure-pop songs to which I like to sing along... I can't keep in tune but at least I'm loud ;-)
Some expamples for favorite movies are Lost in Translation, As good as it gets, Julie & Julia, Fried green Tomatoes and Pride and Prejudice (don't judge me :-P) However, the list goes on and on. As long as it's NOT a horror movie or a certain kind of "comedy", I'd watch pretty much everything.
Books... Wow. Many.
First of all I'm a big, HUGE, Harry Potter fan. (Just the books though, don't get me started on the movies...)
I enjoyed most of the John Irving novels I've read so far, especially A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Lord of the Rings (big fan of both the books and the movies) & Tolkien in general, Martin Suter novels, Dick Francis novels and others I can't think of right now... I'm always grateful for tips on good reads!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Ok, it's not THAT amazing but during my student-days in Göttingen I worked as a bike-messenger which, for me, was definitely a very fun and cool job as well as being a good (and paid!) work-out :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I like to practice languages, so if anyone would like to help me freshen up my Spanish, French, Italian, English, (or teach me a new language!) that would be great. In exchange I can offer native-language-knowledge in German.
And I've been trying to learn to play the mouth organ so if by any chance you can play and teach me, that would be great!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I make great Gin and Tonics and my dog could show off a few fun tricks :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Namibia, Poland, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Honduras, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain, Venezuela