René Salim

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Fluent in German; learning Arabic (Gulf), English, French, Italian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • i work in a sociology project
  • a-levels (i think thats it in english)
  • From born in Lower Austria, grown up in vienna
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


TO FIND MYSELF (well that is creative, for once)


this is so difficult. i think the main point here is not what i say about myself, but what i say about saying something about myself. HA. but i am very nice, though i think i am rather on the quiet and stern side.


personal philosophy? er.. if people were nice to each other, we wouldnt need rules. yes. thats a good philosophy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf and I host. Very little altogether, but up to now the quota is rather balanced i'd say


I've surfed a few couches in the US, and I hosted some people in my former flat in Vienna. Now that after my semester abroad, I have a new place to stay in Vienna and I hope that I'll be able to host again.


making music on the guitar and on the computer, photographing (not the technic-freak-kind, but also not the artist. something inbetween, i think. yes, definitely something inbetween.), bouldering, parkouring, snowboarding, skateboarding, bmx-ing, motorbiking, other-musicians-envying, amateur-acting, bass-in-a-30s-swing-band-playing, bad-literature-reading (if ever i read), theoreticising (this i am really good at), theoreticising-upgiving-trying (because it complicates life).
oh, and i have recently discovered that i love watching movies, only i never do because (which i've also just found out) i hate watching movies alone.

Music, Movies, and Books

i have a love-hate-relationship with music. maybe with media in general. oh well

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i have thought about this. very, very carefully. and after months of (not continuous, though profound nonetheless) contemplation i have come to agree upon the fact that the most amazing thing i've seen is life itself.

lol jk, grand canyon.

(the one with life would've been more special, i know)
(but i will gladly tell you about grand canyon)

Teach, Learn, Share

erm. i play the classical guitar (that's what i was taught, anyway), i try to make electronic music on my computer, i studied linguistics (conversational analysis), i am interested in photography.
knowledge of all of which i would be happy to share with you to the extent that i can. and I can maybe tell you a little something about yemeni and saudi arabian, and maybe also Lower Austrian culture, because thats where my parents are from.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Hungary, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Italy

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