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Für Besucher, die von mitfahrgelegenheit.de kommen: Meine Telefonnummer ist die 0176 470 471 53
Of course - also in CS emergency cases you can call me by +49 176 470 471 53
Well... it's hard for me to create a picture of my own. It's also a bit depending on by mood in this moment. But usually I'm down-to-earth - but also ran in a monkey costume for two hours through Vienna for the Free Hugs event on the Vienna Calling 2010. Usually not a party animal an a bit shy - but danced on a subway party in Munich in the middle of a subway station. But always I try to be gentle, polite and kind. But here's what others say about me:
Caspar: Good person, very down to earth
Thomas: a rater quiet guy, but he has the heart of a giant
Mimimimi: a nice person and really worth it to be friend with
Toufik: He is the perfect guest... on time and precise, 100% made in Germany
Konrad: Thomas was a wonderful guest: very polite, respectful, and friendly
Mathias: seemed to be shy at first impact ...indipendent and perfectly organized
Kiwia: Thomas was great to have around, very easy going and low maintenance.
Ver: His dedication and sincere attitude to provide positive and encouraging CSing experience is highly commendable.
Manja: the most reliable person I met in my life
Sergei: Thomas and Holm are very friendly and polite guys. It was easy and comfortable to host them.
Argita: Thomas was a very nice guest and I appreciate his independency.
Lidiya: Thomas and his friend arrived at our place and we liked them at the same time. They were so polite and shy :-)) that everybody would like them! :)
Yes - I am completely travel-addicted - can't stay for more than one weekend at home, always have to be on the move :)
Feel also free to take a look at my pictures of several travels at topas Picasaweb account
Always try to give a bit more than you expect in return. If you expect someone to hold the door open - do it to several people. If you expect to be given drive - do so to other car drivers. If you expect the people passing by to be in a good mood - smile to them. It's that easy to improve the world we are living in :)
And for the sake of travel:
Don't travel for the sake of arriving but of traveling.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Live is not counted by the number of breaths we took but by the people and moments that took our breath.
Only fools travel to other countries to enter museums - wise ones enter pubs.
Erich Kastner (1899 - 1974)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As a driver who does a lot of car sharing I tell all co-drivers about it - so it's some kind of promotion
Also started working as a city ambassador - would need more time to do better, but it's already improving. Also worked as a member of the New Member Welcome group and sent out hundreds of welcomes to new members.
Not all, but more than half of them by couchsurfing there:
visited 30 states (13.3%)
Several hosts in Ireland during a bicycle trip (1000km within 11 days)
Also had hosts in Moscow, Wroclaw, Prague, Strasbourgh, Bremen, Milano, Riga, Leiden, Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Vilnius, Tallin, Olsztyn, Stockholm, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Utrecht, Stavanger, Skudeneshavn, Haugesund, Tampere, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Lappeenranta, Barcelona, Marrakech, Cassablanca, Agadir, Maspalomas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Bucharest, Ruse, Sofia and Istanbul (and those I might have forgotten).
Always either went out for a beer or had a very nice evening in the flat, sometimes I also made a pasta dinner :)
Hosted people from Indonesia, France, Germany, United States, Poland and Russia.
Joined a few CS evens as "Edinburgh Rocks" (2009), "Midsummer festival Utrecht" (2009), "Vienna Calling" (2010), co-managed a (pretty small) invasion of Bremen CS to Paderborn.
They are always changing :(
Tried Aikido and Ninjutsu - had to stop both for lack of time (but still love japanese traditional soft martial arts).
Tried studying business law in a electronic distance learning - canceled as it was too hard to do next to a usual 10to7 job (in a complete different topic). Right now I try to learn accoustic guitar. But most of my spare time I will be the stepfather for my girlfriends son.
Right now trying learning accustic guitar (but in the very beginnning) and consider starting e-learning again.
But one thing remains - traveling:) But on the one hand it might shift from flying to travel by motorbike, and due to personal circumstances it might turn to family couchsurfing :)
But up to now these were my flights and travels:
Music, Movies, and Books
Music everything in (classic) rock and pop, sometimes even wider range
Movies: More the funny stuff... Favorite actors are Jackie Chan and Eddie Murphy. As I'm alway lacking of time I'm used to watch series instead. On series for example M.A.S.H., Simpsons, Two and a half men, Nothern Exposure, sometimes even Gilmore Girls:) But also classic detective-like stuff as Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple.
Books I don't read that much... the Harry Potter stuff has been the latest things. If I have time I prefer non-fiction books, so for example "final witness", "Simpsons an philosophy", "an inconvenient truth"... During my studies I also had to read law books (luckily canceled that)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Th most amazing thing is being a father. Even though he's not my biological one son it's still amazing to be a father-like person for him.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In