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Uli Kindermann

Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I work on climate change in Georgia
  • Geographer
  • From Germany
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I care about the environment and I enjoy living in other countries - and I was fortunate find a job combining both, currently in Georgia, to support activities related to climate change (energy efficiency etc.) I'm also a fan of the Sharing Economy, Collaborative Consumption, or however you want to call it, i.e. things like crowdfunding, skill sharing, etc., or more in general initiatives to change the world at least a bit, and built up new communities. And I consider Couchsurfing part of this global trend. I'm here to find like-minded people, not free accomodation. That's why I don't offer a couch, but always local advice, and if I can also time to hand out, first beer on me. PS: oh, and I'm currently travelling in Ukraine, local number. +38 063 0148962

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Because of the people, not the couches. I met a lot of great, like-minded people via CS. To be honest, when travelling I only use Airbnb to find hosts, not CS, because I like to stay with local hosts, but I'm also ok with paying for a proper bed and help hosts to pay their rent in return. I do use CS a lot to meet up with other travellers, for example celebrated New year"s Eve 2013 in Istanbul and 2014 in Lviv with other Couchsurfers. In Georgia, where I live & work, I'm always happy to hang out with other couchsurfers -if I have time. I would also claim too have some good local knowledge on events, local transport etc. that I can share

Interests

I've always been interested in global issues like climate change, protection of natural resources, sustaianable development - and by now more than 10 years ago I was able to make this my job, which has taken me to several counrteis, Georgia being the last (and best) so far. I'm also very interested in movies & books (more on that in the next part), active member of the Tbilisi English Book Swap and the "Tbilisi Movies" group on fb, . if you're looking for movies or books in Tbilisi I might be able to help :) On a more general level, I'm interested to always continue learning, and I'm on CS because in my personal experience one of the best ways to learn is to meet and have good conversations with like-minded people :)

Music, Movies & Books

It's diversity which makes the world interesting, and from all the diverse songs, books, movies I like it would be unjust to pick some as favorites. When it comes to music, I prefer small, indie concerts and festivals, but I still like to jump around like crazy to breakbeat or electronic music in general like The Prodigy Whereever I go, I like to find movies & books someone related to the place, especially novel/films or biographies taking place in the past of that place, like books by Orhan Parmuk when in Istanbul. But every so often I also enjoy a complete trash blockbuster movie to "switch off the brain" and relax ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My first year abroad (university + internship in Latin America) was a great experience, also the first experiences in getting active and participating in initiatives in university in Germany (from co-organizing a faculty part in freshman year to a fundraiser for Kabul University in the last year). But the most amazing memories are not on what I've done, but on what other people have done for me, like the hospitality I experienced in Central Asia and many other places, or that guy just offering me, without a second thought, to stay with his family for three month in Manaus when I was just asking on where to find places to stay.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teaching is not for me. Learning I always try to continue. Right now I'm trying to learn more about global trends like crowdsourcing. upcycling etc., what some label "the Sharing Economy Therefore sharing is something I'm very interested in, something I'm collecting infos on, but also something I try to practice in everyday live. And I'm interested to meet like-minded people to share experiences and stories.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I'm not looking for hosts via CS, but I'm always interested to meet local and fellow travellers whereever I travel and share a beer or two.

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, 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, Bolivarian Republic of

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