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Overview

  • 55 References 42 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Arabic, Esperanto, French
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • MSc cognitive science; + 2 jobs (bar in theater & refugee...
  • Philosphy BA
  • From Melk, Lower Austria, Austria
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About Me

I like to listen and to talk. I'd be glad to hear your stories and to tell you mine.

PHILOSOPHY

The only sin is certainty

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host...
I often host from the last minute Vienna group

I want to say it right away so you don't get disappointed: Sometimes I don't write references. Which not at all means that I didn't enjoy your company. It's just I'm lazy in these matters and you have to write the same kinds of stuff over and over again. Sorry.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

HOSTED in Vienna:

Austia: Virginia / Stephanie
Australia: Richard/ Simon / Izzy & Lachy / Zoe & Tom / Jemma
Brazil: Thomas / Fernanda / Wagner & Breno
Canada: Joel/ Philippe / Jean-Michele
Colombia: David & Luisa / Dani
Egypt: Akthem
Estonia: Pärtel
Germany: Moni / Lisa / ? /Lysann & Basti / Claudi & Julian
Greece: Roza
Hungary: Lili & Tomas / Frida & Veto
India: Vishnu / Raj
Israel: Uriel
Lativia: Olga & Jim
Mexico: Gerardo / Diana
Netherlands: Wouter
New Zealand: Karl
Poland: Ewa & Monika / Karolina & Wojtek / Mers & Magda / Micha & Asia & Marta / Kasia & Emilia / Ewa & Manu / Kuba & Oskar
Portugal: Tatiana & Joao & Filipa
Romania: Ciprian & David & Gabi
Russia: Nastya & Timothey
Serbia: Ivana & Brane
Singapore: Gera /Xingi / Chang
Slovenia: Boza / Djana
Slovakia: Silvia & Matúš
South Korea: Jiyun
Turkey: Zeynep
UK: Jez
US: Amanda + 2 / Ana / Jerome / Erin & Micah / Drew / Aaron & Isaac / Reed & Will / Chrissy

HOSTED in Ljubljana:

Argentina: Tofi
Austria: Saskia / Xenia
Belgium: Matthieu & Thierry
Brazil: Thiago
Canada: Jemma & Scott
China: Maggie & Sally
Croatia: Andrea & Damir
Czech Republik: Jitka & Christina
France: Marie & Romain / Tom & Gwenaël / Maïté & Nina
Netherlands: Bart & Leon
UK: Marcel & Helen
Poland: Ewa & Eliza
Spain: Javier / Francesc

Hosted:
visited 33 states (14.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android

Interests

I'm intereted in science. Among the topics I love discussing the most are such as consciousness, language, self-awareness, history and sociology of science and stuff like that. Although I am an atheist for as long as I can remember I am very interested in religion.
Although these are some favorites, my interests extend to any topic imaginable and I'm always happy to discuss things that don't cross my path so often.

I'm a hitchhiking enthusiast and try to practice it whenever the weather allows it. I like sports, especially yoga (getting some routine finally) and climbing (no routine :( unfortunately). I'm in love with my bike.

Since summer 2015 I am vegetarian. I buy parts of my food from local farms through a food coop. Also I am part of a big community garden on the roof of a parking garage close to my place. Feel free to make yourself some yummy meat in my kitchen tough, I don't mind at all.

And there are of course music and movies.

  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • atheism
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • history
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • science
  • sociology
  • hitchhiking
  • commonuity-gardening
  • food coops

Music, Movies, and Books

I like to dj different styles of music like ambient, idm, dubstep, garage, funk, new and old jazz.

Check out some of my ambient mixes:
https://www.mixcloud.com/steve-olive/

...and here some recordings from a internet radio show i used to do with a friend:
https://www.mixcloud.com/dukesproductions/

To name some:
Amon Tobin, Flying Lotus, Bibio, Badun, Gold Panda, Ochre, Jaga Jazzist, Miles Davis, Gilles Peterson, Tame Impala, Romare, Jamie xx, hiatus kaiyote, dj koze, kaidi tathum, glenn astro & max graef, detroit swindle
I am also a big fan of classical music & opera and try to visit concerts as often as my funds allow it.

Some movies I can recommend:
Garden State, Before Sunrise, The Holy Mountain, A Scanner Darkly, Human Nature, Children of Men, The Sheltering Sky, Whatever Works, Synecdoche New York, A Life Aquatic, Primer, My dinner with André, Enter the Void, Withnail and I, 12 Angry Men, La Dolce Vita, The Skin I Live In, The Manchurian Candidate (the old one), Woman In The Dunes, Naussica of the Valley of the Wind

Books I can recommend:
Nietzsche: "Human, All Too Human" & "Thus spoke Zarathustra", Feuerbach: "The Essence of Religion", Chalmers: "The conscious Mind", Hesse: "The Glass Bead Game", Huxley: "Brave New World" & "Island", Murakami: "Kafka on the Shore", Abbott: "Flatland", Yalom: "When Nietzsche Wept", Gaarder: "Sophies World", Durrenmatt: "The Physicists"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Once I sat in a park and a small girl, maybe 5 years old, rolled by on her scooter when suddently she crashed and smashed into the ground. She ran to her mommy who was sitting on the bench next to me and told her with a suprised look: "I exist" right before she bursted into tears. Witnissing that felt somewhat profound.

Hitchhiking trip from Vienna to Lisboa: over 3500 km

WWOOFing in the french pyrenees

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach how to handle Linux

Sharing music
Sharing stories
Sharing Recipies

I'd like to deepen my programing skills which are VERY rudimentary right now.

Mi volas paroli Esperanton.
Je voudrais parler francais.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Mattresses, sheets, blankets, covers, bikes, kitchen, washing machine, shower, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Slovenia

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