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Maria Wipplinger

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Italian
  • 54, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • 20 Years in an airline office in Vie...
  • High school, photography collegue wi...
  • From Vienna, 1 year in Rome
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Continuous change......trying to understand my beeing here on this planet

ABOUT ME

I think I am an open minded person.I am living alone for some years now, but i often meet friends and I often traveled to other countries, as also my past job gave me the possibility of low fare tickets.
I believe I can understand other peoples hearts and also worries.I am honest, and I expect the same from others.
It´s great to talk and discuss different issues with people, and I love to talk in Italian and English...Talking in another language is wonderful, as it gives you the key to understand more deeply another culture.
In June 2012 i became self-employed and now i work as a massage therapist in Vienna. I like my new profession, and i am curious to see how it will proceeed!

PHILOSOPHY

HON IN MYO - from NOW on.
Although I am interested a lot in Buddhism, I am open to all Philosophies.I believe that whatever we do should make ourselves and people around us - happy.(I am still working on this;-)
Everything happens for a certain reason, and as long as we are here we are able to learn.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

beeing friendly and nice to people who contact me;)
participating in making the world a better place...---

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been "unofficial" couchsurfing for years, before discovering this website and now I am new in here and hope to meet nice people when traveling again.It would be nice to show travelers around in my hometown Vienna and let them experience the city in a different way.

Interests

Other cultures and people. Photography. I put some photos on http://picasaweb.google.com/mariawip
Martial Arts - Aikido, I trained for 10 years. Lately more Yoga and Gi-Gong.
Buddhist Philosophy
Interesting films, reading, hiking, biking and rollerblading
Healthy food and cooking, especially Italian.
I took "Cranio-Sacral Impulsregulation" seminars and I am studying now to become a licensed massage therapist (Heilmasseurin).
Talking , listening...

Music, Movies & Books

Lately read "Caos calmo" of Sandro Veronesi and "Gomorrah" of Roberto Saviano.Both very good and intense books.
Then "Lieben was ist" of Byron Katie.Empfehlenswert!
Khalil Gibran
Bruce Chatwin
Satprem - Sri Aurobindo, das Abendteuer des Bewußtseins (the adventure of consciousness)
...and a lot more

Different music styles from Classic to Jazz Rock to Italian Cantautori (as Guccini, de Andre´).
But also Adam Green,Cesaria Evora,Coldplay,Eminem,Jack Johnson,Peter Fox, Konstantin Wecker, Jan Garbarek, Jill Scott,Krishna Das, Beethoven, Chopin.....and more

One film to mention would be : "the life of others" one of the best i ever saw.
and much more

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking on "Gran Sasso" in Abruzzo, Italy some years ago during a heavy thunderstorm and hail.First time in my life a really felt my own power to overcome my fear.

My first travel to USA/L.A in the 90s and driving with a rental car after 10hours flight on a highway.

Arriving in Mexico City in the house of my friends and listening to a Mariachi Band playing for my welcome.

Hiking on the Stromboli volcano when it was still possible to climb up there.

Having visited the Matrimandir meditation chamber in Auroville.

a lot of other things I am not able to mention all.

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking, Aikido, Cranio Sacral work, Classical Massage
Photography, drums

Countries I've Visited

China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Italy

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