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  • 33 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning French, Japanese, Persian (Farsi)
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • psychology-student, human of this world :)
  • Abitur (German Highschool degree)
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About Me

Not able to Host at the Moment!
I am currently moving to Granada and still looking for a flat. So if anyone has a room to offer, I am happy to know about it! ☺️

About me:
Hi folks, I’m Teresa, a tiny, smiley and openhearted human being from this world with one or another major or minor story to tell. I’m a free spirit that loves the outdoors and nature probably more than anything else in the world.
I've been moving around quite a bit in the last years and have found my little place in Innsbruck for the last 4 years, right in the heart of the Austrian Alps where I studied psychology.

Especially after the mind-opening time of travels, I try not to take anything as granted but appreciate everything we have. I like to be curious and want to learn every day a bit more about life and its little components and functions.
But especially, to see everything positively, walking with a positive mind and a smile through life is something that brings sunshine to my soul :) Trying to help where I can by also to improving the version of myself by letting other opinions come to my mind, being able to see things from different perspectives while interacting with other people and therefore to trying to contribute to make this world a better place for everyone and conserve the beauty of it for every single day we live in it :)

PHILOSOPHY:
- it's always easier with a smile on your face :)
- everything has a positive side :) It depends only on you from which angle you choose to look at
- learning is a never ending life-long process
- better late than never
-There will always be a new and different perspective which you might not yet have been able to see ;)
- The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read the first page

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've always been interested in learning new things, exploring unknown places and earning new impressions to get a better and especially variable view of the world we live in.
Thats why I some day just packed my backpack and started my own little trip around the world as well as my dive into the couchsurfing-community :) Probably the best decision I could have taken!

I've met sooooo many beautiful souls couch surfing around the world that I cant find the words to express my gratitude! The travel times would just not have been the same without'em, so now I am here with my own couch to offer, looking forward to give some of that back and keeping on a travelers life track while getting to know fellow traveler :)

- Staying with local people and sharing different points of view and impressions while learning about new cultures allows you to view the world from different perspectives and therefore enlarge your own thoughts and beliefs about it.

After all those precious experiences I've been lucky to make by encounters with Couchsurfers during my journey, now I feel not that I HAVE to but that I really WANT to give something Back to this incredible society :)
For me Couchsurfing presents the perfect example of sharing a life between travelers and hosts, its "a giving and taking"-situation, and even though the exchange might not be as direct as a student-exchange for example from person to person, it still exists and is great: When I was traveling I was cheerfully happy and grateful for every single soul who accepted to host me, meeting up with me and/or simply making my time easier, nicer and memorable! Now I'm in the position of sharing advice, time, stories and a place for travelers in need and will be happy to do this every time the circumstances will allow it :)

Interests

I think to list every single thing I like or am interested in it would be possible to fill thousands of pages. I don't even know all of them yet as there are always appearing new and interesting things every single day I still have to experience before being able to say wether I like them or not.
Therefore it can definitely be said that I am always willing to explore and try out new things, no matter in which aspect. I am very open to everything :)
One of my biggest passions a part of traveling is exercise and having a healthy and therefore absolutely happy and confident way of life, trying to give my body the best I can. I guess I'm jut the kind of person that just can't stay still :D; it doesn't matter what kind of sport or different workouts you offer me, I will always love to try and push my body to new limits and records in order to feel a little bit stronger every day :) I'm definitely one of the biggest supporters saying that holding everything natural will always be the best medicine you could get. Sport is my religion, you will always feel better afterwards, no matter what. And food is the gasoline that keeps the motor running; you just have to know what it is what the machine needs ;) live healthy, put the right things into your body, and you will never need any of those pills and medicines ;) --> Listen to your body and know what it needs, --> do what makes you happy :)
Of course the other advantage of working out first, is the ability to eat tons of food afterwards :D And I really LOVE eating and also cooking :) Its something that simply makes ones soul happy :D And especially while traveling, trying out new food and tastes is one of the most important parts to get along with new cultures in my opinion ;) Simply said: Give me food, and I'm all yours :D
Don't be confused by my size, I might be tiny but probably have the stomach of a horse ^^

  • cooking
  • yoga
  • running
  • traveling
  • piano
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • paragliding
  • psychology
  • science
  • hitchhiking
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • climbing
  • trailrunning
  • good conversations
  • human interaction
  • skitouring

Music, Movies, and Books

- very varied taste when it comes to music, almost everything from oldies over chilled out travel playlists, some good rock or even electronic and house to freak out at festivals and also really into classic music when it comes to relax, inspiration or just enjoying a beautiful melody..
- playing piano is one of my favourite ways, beneath running, to let the thoughts free, get sentimental and let the soul fly away for a little while forgetting about everything around..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I think I just came back from it :) This complete trip as a whole thing from where I started as a little girl with her big Backpack in the middle of china, to where I'm standing now, filled with all those precious memories and experiences fixed in my mind, is definitely something I would never ever exchange or give back for anything in the world!

Some of those stories could for example be:

*feeling absolutely on top of the world while hiking up the mountains around the most beautiful (Yamdrok) lake I've ever seen in Tibet at an altitude of almost 5000m;
* sleeping in the little house of an incredibly old and creepy tibetan woman between mice and (I prefer not even thinking about what other kind of stuff might have been around me that night^^) old dirty rice-sacks just to ensure to be the only and first person to enter the Yading-National-Park at 4AM to start my hike around the holy Mt. Rensig early and do this incredible trip in only one day instead of 2 :) --> I managed to hike 13h that day and was completely exhausted but it was soo worth it!
*missing the only and last ferry back to Okinawa from the little uninhabited Aka-Island (Japan), and therefore having to stay the night on this beautiful tiny island just filled with wild rainforest, incredible beaches and inhabited by little monkey and deers. I woke up to the probably most beautiful sunrise I've ever seen in my life, together with a good friend who just came from Shanghai to visit me there in Japan absolutely spontaneously and then shared this amazing adventure with me :) A day I'll never forget...
*Being lost in the Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia), hiding in a little hut from an incredible storm with some amazing fellow travelers I got to know in the midst of the rainforest there and finally getting out of our jungle-adventure (when we had almost no drinkable water left (a russian ex-military-guy trying to build a natural filter to purify the river-water^^)) by trying hitch-hiking at a big river and getting a ride on a long tail-boat :)
*Living for over 2 weeks in a little village in indonesia, volunteering for a ecofarming, permaculture, and english-improvement project in Sulawesi. We lived just from what we harvested on the fields around us, had no electricity or running water in the treehouse we lived in (there was a big river for everything) and had a simple life. I hadn't much, but I didn't miss even a single thing and it was probably one of the happiest times of my life!
*Getting on board of a diving ship stationed out on the sea over the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Australia and living in absolute luxury there practically for free for being a hostie and helping with some work on the ship. I also managed to get my open water divers license there and enjoyed of 2-3 dives every day exploring the stunning underwater world between thousands of colorful fish, corals, tortoises, sharks and so on... It was beautiful!
*several 3-4-day-hikes lost in nothing but nature in New Zealand, carrying everything I needed to survive just on my back and feeling nothing but 100% free... :)
*2 weeks volunteering in the amazonian rainforest of northern Peru in an animal rescue and liberation centre and being a witness of the heart touching and beautiful process of how originally illegaly held and bad treated animals were step by step getting reintegrated into their natural habitat and finally even reaccepted into the herds of their wild one peer's.

And there are still so many more and more but I'm already blowing up CS Text-fields more than might be good haha, so if you really made it to read until this point and are still interested in knowing more I think we might have to have a chat in person :) Always happy to share travel stories, but of course, you'll also have to tell me yours :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I am always interested in learning new things, listening to and discussing different points of views about things and perceptions of our world!
If you are from a different country I will always want you to teach me either some of your language or traditional food or any other kind of thing about your culture! :D
In return I am also very happy to share my knowledge with others, maybe teaching them some spanish or german, cook some delicious meals together or just and simply have long and philosophical conversations about everything and the world ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

- travelstories and experiences
- city- and mountain guiding around Innsbruck :)
- all kind of outdoor-activities
- cooking, baking, eating
- knowledge in different aspects
- sports, outdoor-activities
- happiness
- and of course always a helping hand for everything no matter if washing the dishes, cleaning up the house, translating something or just an open ear to listen if something is going wrong :)
I'm always happy trying to help wherever I can to make everyone feel comfortable ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain

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