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Overview

  • 5 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • something about climate change, sustainability and ijtern...
  • Geographer
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About Me

Temporary profile update due to COP 23:
Yes, I know that it´s COP23 Nov 6-17, and CO13 the wek before, and the big demo on the 4th...
There´s about 25.000 coming and Bonn Region has about 12.000 beds so... no, sorry,you´re not the first to ask.
Yes, I care about climate change, I actually work on climate change, and am involved in the organisation of 2-3 events.. and that´s also the reason why I can´t promise to host anyone, ecept maybe an emergency request fpr a nght atwo if Ihappen to have a bit more time that day.
If youwork on urban mobility and climate, feel free to get in touch and I can at least send you an overview of transport events during COP. I also wrote the "Discover Bonn - by sustainable transport" guide, will post a link to that one once it´s online
If you should be coming from Georgia (country, not state) to COP 23 - why don´t I know you? Iworked on climatechnage in Tbilisi for 3years? Anyway, in that case I might swap some German Beers over a churchkhela and your view about local election results in Tbilisi.
If you´re coming from Iran to COP 23, I´ll see what I can do about hosting, or finding a host, as you guys really went our of your way to help travellers when I was there. Best country for couchsurfing ever.
Everyone else: as said, don´expect me do host, but I´l see hat I can do about local advice, if you have specific questions (... not in the "what´s the best bar/ palce to watch champions,league?"" category)
If you speak German, https://bonnimwandel.de/cop23/ has a decent overview of COP23 links and events ba local initiatives
For everyone else, http://climate-protest-bonn.org/ is definitely the best overview for infos, inclduing accomodation
The Bonn Private Host program might be worth a try, but you won´t be the first one to register there either http://www.bonn-region.de/reiseinfos-service/private-host-cop23.html
so good luck, and maybe we´ll meet at one event or the other during COP 23

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I heard about CS from a friend.
I found many new friends on CS.
I often tried to help strangers on CS, especially world travellers crossing georgia, where I lived for the last 3 years
I surfed only once, while travelling Iran, and most of all to meet locals.
To be honest, I feel like I´m getting to old to sleep on a mat on someones floor ;)

Interests

  • books
  • concerts
  • environment
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling

Music, Movies, and Books

For each journey, something that relates to the places.
For the current trip, I´ve packed "Nürnberger Reise" by Hesse for the 1st stop (guess where), books taking place or written in Vienna, Slovenia, Trieste still tbd :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: By now, I actually understand a lot of climate negotiation lingo about SBSTA, NAMA, NDC, MRV, LEDS etc. Yes, I should be worried about that. I am ;)
Learn: I´m a curious person and always interested to learn new things. I´m especially interested in local initiatives elsewhere.
Share: I´m a big fan of the Sharing Economy, and very actively Sharing books (on bookcrossing, bookelo, open bookshelfs)

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Afghanistan, Brazil, Ecuador, Georgia, Venezuela

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