Tanja Schachinger

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Luxembourgish, Letzeburgesch, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • French + Spanish Philology - University of Vienna; Touris...
  • studying right now at the University of Vienna
  • From Wels, Upper Austria, Austria
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About Me


to sum it up in a few words:
extremely francophile, funny, adventurous, open-minded, sensitive, crazy, profound, unorganized, spontaneous, chaotic, ... a little bit of everything, depending on the situation, I´d say.

try to get to know me ... just so I can proof you every day that you don't know me at all :D


Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better!

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

If you want to be happy, be!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far I hosted 2 couchsurfers and I have to say it was a really nice experience everytime. I stayed with couchsurfers in London and Amsterdam.
I like being a host for other people as well as surfing other people's couches. Everytime it's totally different, everytime it's really nice and everytime you meet really awesome new people.


Music, Travelling, Literature, etc.
and above all: LANGUAGES

Music, Movies, and Books

Coeur de Pirate, Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Jarabe de Palo, Louise Attaque, Manau, Mando Diao, etc. etc.

Into The Wild,
Jeux d'enfants,
L'auberge espagnole,
Das Wilde Leben - Die 68er Ikone Uschi Obermair,
Moulin Rouge,

my absolute favorite: "Die rote Zora und ihre Bande",
all of Stephen Clarke's hilarious books about French people that I've read so far.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There´s just too many of them!!!
I´m absolutely unorganized and chaotic. And I love this quality, cuz it allows all these little unexpected things to happen. Some of these experiences I had while doing my year of European Voluntary Service in Luxembourg.
Falling asleep on the train and waking up in the middle of nowhere, suddenly in a different country; hitchhiking to a different country in the middle of the night cuz I feel like having a Kebap (well ... it actually sounds more adveturous than it is. Luxembourg is not that big ^^); travelling without any money and just letting things happen. In the end it always works out.

Right now I'm travelling with a Group of American Kids from the Organisation "People to People" on their tour from Paris to Rome! Most of them are here for the first time and it's just AMAZING to help them experience all the beauties of These countries.

I´m curious what´s gonna be next!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal

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