Sophie Zimmel

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Marketing and sales student
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  • From Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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About Me

I am tall (first thing you will notice about me), optimistic and relaxed but also adventurous and fun-loving. I love travelling, it's actually quite hard for me to stay at one place for too long without planning the next trip..
I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked as an Au Pair for a year. I fell in love with the city and people there! I got to travel through the US for 2 months and had a great time. Then I spent 2 months volunteering in Buenos Aires, another city I learned to love.
I've had many ridiculous and fun jobs like party-sailing-boat cook, sleeping bag tester, several promotion jobs (chocolate, cheese, cat food), fundraising in Germany, instructor for Kodak printers... Until I started studying Marketing a while ago.
I spent the last semester in Auckland as an exchange student and after that I travelled through NZ, Australia and South East Asia with my boyfriend Stephen.
So, now I live in Vienna and quite like the architecture, food, that there are lots of events and things to do, such as theaters, open-air events, markets, lakes...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I enjoy couchsurfing a lot, in the beginning I found it a bit awkward to enter into some strangers home (and life) but it is very interesting and the best way to travel.

If you write me a request please answer this question, so I know you've taken some time to read about me instead of sending a copy+paste request: "What is the funniest place you've ever had beer/wine (if you don't drink then Idk had a glass of milk?) at?"

So far I couchsurfed in London, Paris, San Francisco, Honolulu, Maui, Seattle, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New York, Mar del Plata, Lisbon, Munich, Christchurch, Auckland, and Breda. I have hosted people from Germany, Switzerland, France and Australia. I am still good friends with almost everyone I've met through cs.


Travelling (how original), surfing, arts, music, festivals, food, riding, dancing, markets, ballet, movies, theatres, exploring cities, swimming, cooking, alpine skiing, hiking, reading, tennis, yoga, adventure sports...
I love to challenge myself and always want to try out something new.

Music, Movies, and Books

I like different genres depending on my mood and the situation from dnb to classical music. I love listening to new songs too.
Some of my favourite bands are: The Killers, Milky Chance, Kodaline, Coldplay, Portugal.The Man, Future Islands, Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, Noah and the Whale, Kings of Leon, Mando Diao, Of Monsters and Men, Two Door Cinema Club, Imagine Dragons, Franz Ferdinand, The Melodic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Angus & Julia Stone, Agnes Obel, Clueso...

I love movies (independent and mainstream) and books (any book that when you start reading, you don't want to put down again).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydived in hawaii, petted a tiger cub and a grown lion, snorkelled with turtles and at the great barrier reef, watched the sunrise from the top of a volcano, cliff diving, Safari in Kenya, hitchhiked all over New Zealand, hot water beach, Folsom street fair/Bay to Breakers and other weird festivals in San Francisco, rooftop party in New York on NYE , at the edge of Crand Canyon/Niagara Falls, met the band members of Two Door Cinema Club in a bar, swam with dolphins, Oktoberfest in Munich, hitchhiked on the back of a pickup truck in Maui, backpacked through South East Asia, won a vespa at some lottery game :)
I enjoy the "small" really amazing moments in life like standing on the beach at night and looking into the ocean (and then maybe go skinny dipping).

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to learn about other cultures: food (especially the food :) ), languages, architecture, and music.. And I can learn you some (useful or not so useful) german words if you want...

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am respectful, honest, interested in learning new things, love meeting people, would enjoy cooking together, have some drinks, watch a movie together...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, United States

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