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To travel away from places is to know / Your doorstep better / And the pride of possession / And the pride of dispossession.
I'm 29, grew up in a small village in the countryside and have been living in Vienna since my studies. I am a full-time teacher at a high school in Vienna. I don't want to give up student life completely yet, so I've decided to do a PhD in English. I love travelling, foreign languages, meeting new people, being outdoors, and cats (although sadly, I don't have one in my flat in Vienna!).
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. (Anäis Nin)
* Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good. (Mr. George Feeny)
...* Don't you mean "do well"? (Topanga)
* No, I mean "do good". (Mr. George Feeny)
Be the change you want to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)
Die Welt besteht aus Optimisten und Pessimisten.
Letztlich liegen beide falsch.
Aber der Optimist lebt glücklicher.
Humour is an affirmation of man's dignity / A declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
visited 23 states (10.2%)Create your own
All extremely positive! I feel really lucky to have met so many incredibly nice people who went out of their way to make me feel welcome/as if we'd been friends forever when I was travelling with friends or alone (of course, I felt even luckier when I was travelling on my own!). This is why I want to 'give something back', by helping fellow couchsurfers to have a great time during their stay in my home city of Vienna, too. Unfortunately, I'm very busy during the week and don't have much time to show you around, but can give you tips on places to go and things to do.
Couchsurfing proves that the following saying can be true even nowadays: "There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet."
Travelling, photography, enjoying kodak moments with my friends :-)
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
- study abroad
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Coldplay, The Fray, One Republic, David Garrett, Grégoire, ...
TV Shows: Big Bang Theory (the best TV show EVER, I love it!), New Girl, The Mindy Project, Scrubs, Little Britain
Favourite Movies: Woody Allen, Death at a Funeral, Waking Ned Devine, The Impossible, Take Shelter, Paris, je t'aime, In Bruges, Entre les Murs, Les Choristes, Dead Poets Society, Garden State, Hugo Cabret, Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis, Bridesmaids, In a Better World, L'Arnacoeur, The Hangover, The Tourist, Love Actually, The Sound of Music, Auberge Espagnole, ...
Favourite Books: Letters for Emily, Before I Go To Sleep, Never Let Me Go, Time's Arrow, Hunger Games, Teacher Man, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Foe, The Bells of Bruges, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Yellow Wallpaper, One Day, The Importance of Being Earnest
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbing Hengistbury Head near Christchurch, Southern England with a group of fellow teachers I met on a teacher training course - such fantastic views!
Meeting other exchange students from various countries during my Erasmus exchange year in Scotland and realising how much they are like me and that they've become some of my best friends
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, United Kingdom