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learning and getting to know as much as possible while travelling through australia and new zealand :)
I think the main reason why I am on this platform is because I am really interested in people. I really enjoy getting to know them and hear about their stories, ideas and how the see the world. In my opinion we can learn a lot from each other because everyone has a different perception of the world we live in and it is really important to get to know other views, respect them and in the best case let them influence you and enlarge your limited view of the world. So I think Couchsurfing is the best way to break down prejudices and enlarge one’s personal horizon by getting to know people from around the world. What I also love about CS is the corporate feeling and that everyone tries to help each other. In my opinion humans are far too self-centered and the world would be a better place if we could all think in a more collective way :)
So as this brief introduction might show, I am an open-minded person who tries to see the best in others. People would describe me as a good listener, but I also like to share my stories and ideas. Mostly I love to be around people but sometimes I also need time for myself. I try to be as active as possible to get to know all sporting, natural and cultural possibilities but I have to add that I am not a morning person^^ I can be really spontaneous but I also like to make plans (to change them afterwards :D).
So enough words said, in general I think it is always a nicer way to let other people describe you, so feel free to read my references or meet me so you can make your personal picture of me :)
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... that's why they call it present”
Can`t we all hold hands, when we make new plans? - Interpol
Who change the course of history? Everyday people like you and me! -Rage Against The Machine
We have built our lives without nature in mind... -Serj Tankian
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting as well as surfing. Try to keep it in an even-handed balance...
Olya (Ukraine), Becia & Wiola (Poland), Elena & Laura (Germany), Sung (Southkorea), Jana & Eva (Czech Republic), Anna & Inna (Ukraine), Ilona & Vesta & Jolanta (Poland), Lina & Veera & Miina (Finland), Nichk & Anneliese (Australia), David (Mexico), Tom (France), Vlad (Russia), Francisco & Emilio (Spain)
Elena & Laura (Frankfurt Region - GER), Suhail (Toronto - CAN), Ferenz (New York - US), Timothy (New York - US), Camille & Laurent (Montreal - CAN), Lysanne & Nicolas (Quebec - CAN), Rene (Matane - CAN), Anne (Notre-Dame-du-Portage - CAN), Michel (Quebec - CAN), Heath & Sarah (Warnambool -AUS), Stew (Whangarei - NZ), Alvin (Coromandel - NZ), Marcus (Witiamo Caves - NZ), Dean (Wakefield - NZ), Roy (Christchurch - NZ), Barry (Brisbane - AUS)
Lei Zhang (China), Mirka (Slovakia), Imola (at Budapest)
I am crazy about:
sports (tennis, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, running, skiing),
music (concerts, festivals),
going out and meeting friends,
social volunteering (worked with handicapped people; migrant children; at an organisation, which saves food from its disposal and taught german to refugees)
Music, Movies, and Books
Rock, Indie, Alternative, Crossover
(Interpol, Alt-J, Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Editors, Maccabees, Refused, OK KID, Foals, Everything Everything, SOAD, We were promised Jetpacks, Bilderbuch, Frightened Rabbit, Olympique, Arcade Fire...)
Best Movies ever:
The Shawshank Redemption, The Prestige, City of God, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Shutter Island, The Cider House Rules, Babel, Requiem for a Dream, A beautiful Mind, Mystic River, Forrest Gump, Green Mile, Her, Into the Wild, Star Wars, Before Sunrise, Life Of Brian, Take Shelter, Schindlers List, Dead Poets Society, Boyhood, Nightcrawler, Whiplash, ...
Breaking Bad, Games Of Thrones, True Detective, How I Met your Mother, Fargo, Sherlock...
Das größere Wunder - Thomas Glavinic
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- ran a marathon in April 2012 without dying
- west-coast-roadtrip in 2013 (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Seattle, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas)
- exchange semester in Nottingham (England)
- east-coast canada trip with my gf in summer 2015 (Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Gaspesie) completly with Couchsurfing!
- worked at Danny`s Farm (check it ot on FB - it is amazing) near Melbourne for a month
- tandem-bungee-jump with my gf fom 96 metres of height
- helped other people in the course of social volunteering :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, England, New Zealand