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Overview

  • 46 References 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Ph.D.
  • Apprenticeship as a maintenance electrician, evening scho...
  • From Graz, Styria, Austria
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION:

WORLD TRIP

ABOUT ME:

I'm a 35-years-old student of life from Austria. I live near Graz, the capital of the green heart of Austria Styria...

Currently I am on my trip around the world, which is one of my life goals.

I think I'm a very easy going person, who like to meet other people from all over the world. To me it's very important to see many different countries and meet interesting people...

Since a few years I became really addicted to all the Chinese Martial Arts, health and philosophical staff. I am practicing Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine - which is really GREAT. I can tell you a lot of these things and how they can help you in your daily life...

PHILOSOPHY

To have no plan what I'll do in future - that's my plan!!!
It used to work pretty good so far - just it's freaking out a little bit my family ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I couchsurfed a lot in France and in the USA. Especially in the US I made, thanks to couchsurfing, life long friends. I also hosted in Graz a lot of lovely guests.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE:

I'm really enjoying this project. It has given me back the faith in humanity...

Interests

Travelling
Climbing (lead belay and bouldering)
Taiqui
History
Politics
Books
Philosophy
Literature
etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

My favourite films:

There are a lot of good films:

Gladiator, Indien (Austrian film),Memento, Silence of the Lamps, Hannibal,

Books:

Siddartha - Hermann Hesse (One of the books I read every year - it's so deep and full of wisdom)
Historical novels:

Ken Follet -The Pilars of the Earth, ...
Bernard Cornwell-The Uthred Saga
Robert Harrison-Pompeii, The Titan, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well, I assume I've done numerous amazing things, so far... will be continued ;)

*)Listening to the silence in the Judah desert in Israel - the quietness was really tremendous. Since then I know why all mystics went to the desert
*)Canyoning in Slovenia
*)Hiking to a glacier in Norway
*)Roadtrip from Austria to Alesund,Norway and back
*)Couchsurfing at a chinese family in Queens, NYC
*)Stopping randomly on a beach in Corsica and having lunch at a beach restaurant - later finding out that it was one of the best to go places in whole France
*)Having dinner with a Prince in Swaziland
*)Parachuting
*)Doing the Edge Walk at the Toronto CN-Tower. I walked outside at 360 meters - pretty cool
*)Climbed Devil's Tower in Wyoming (with a guide, though)
*)Saved someone from drowning (at least I think so...)
*)Dinner in a Jurte with one of my Chinese friends and her family in the province of Inner Mongolia, China.
*)Trip to Yosemite, Yellow Stone, San Francisco
*)Driving along Highway 1, California (Big Sur)
*)Bouldering in the Boulder-Mekka Fontainbleau, France
*)Attended BURNING MAN in 2014 (AMAZING, no words can describe that)
*)Cuddling with a Koala bear in Australia
*)finished my ph.D.
*)Trip from San pedro to uyuni (4 days in a 4WD car)
*)...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you a lot of Chinese wisdom

Taiji, Qigong, Taoism, basics of Acupuncture and Chinese nutrition...

You can learn from everybody, sometimes also how you don't wanna do things...

What I Can Share with Hosts

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Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, France, United Kingdom, United States

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