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  • 124 References 86 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, German
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Dharma Bum
  • School of Life
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I left Europe about 14 years ago to reach out and explore the world. My travels brought me to China where the urge to dig deeper into one of the oldest civilization made me stay for nearly a decade. Later my curiosities lead me to the Middle East, where a twelve-month-long fruitless attempt to understand the multi-layered complexity of its regional problems finally let me to dedicate myself completely to the Ocean. Now I'm on the road again with my partner to explore and conquer Africa...

Wanderlust 2016 https://goo.gl/j4pMGF | Wanderlust 2014 http://tinyurl.com/l6xgsdz | Wanderlust 2011 http://tinyurl.com/mcq2sby | Wanderlust 2010 http://tinyurl.com/pm8gd3f

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Surfing couches from Istanbul to Tehran, from Dubai to Cairo and beyond, Couchsurfing is not about saving money, it's about spending it in a more positive way, in a more social and personal way.
To share unforgettable moments, to build lasting friendships, to learn from each others life-experience and to create a network of trust, where people from different cultural background, with different religious views, with their own dreams, hopes, problems and sorrows, meet in mutual respect and help each other to make our lives worth living.

Interests

Motorbiking around the Alps, West China, Tibet, Vietnam, Southern and Western Africa. Sailing around the Baltic Sea with my best friend. Addicted to diving and even better getting paid for it. Rock climbing always in my mind - more please! Jumping out of plans, aka skydiving. Skiing yes and hiking more and more. Horseback riding since I was four. Yoga only under supervision and running moderately.

  • yoga
  • running
  • traveling
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • skydiving
  • skiing
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Alpha Blondy, Bob Seger, Fela Kuti
Pink Floyd The Wall, This Is Spinal Tap, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
The World as Will and Representation (Arthur Schopenhauer), Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche), The Decline of the West (Oswald Spengler), The Recognition of Shakuntala (Kalidasa), Faust (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse), The Dharma Bums (Jack Kerouac), Story of Art (E.H. Gombrich), The Histories (Herodotus), The Masnavi (Mowlana), Il Milione (Marco Polo), Zhuangzi (Zhuangzi), Bhagavad Gita

Teach, Learn, Share

Better than to be loved, is to love someone
Better than experience, is to share it with a loved one

Teaching: Diving, Travelling, German and to eat fast,...
Learning: to eat slowly,...

Countries I’ve Visited

Ethiopia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Egypt, Tanzania

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