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I'm a global citizen and nomad working in development cooperation, with a focus on climate change, currently with a focus on making urban transport more sustainable. After several years abroad I just moved back to Bonn, where I have lived and studied in the past.
Whereever I live I´m also a local citizen, trying to engage with and contribute to local initiatives, especially on sustainability and the Sharing Economy.
You can always get me into a conversation with me about activisim, politics, environment & climate change, also movies, books, concerts nearby.
But please don´t ask about German cars, German Bundesliga or anything related to sports on TV in general, because I really don´t have a clue (actually, I don´t even have a TV...)
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 ;)
Traveling, cycling, good books, live music, going to the movies.
And changing the world, of course ;)
- live music
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, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, 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