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Riding bikes in Berlin
I am originally from New Zealand and have lived in Berlin for the last 4 years. I love riding bicycles, make delicious cakes, enjoy games of back-yard cricket and am fascinated by art and architecture. I am currently learning Deutsch, working as a freelance and illustrator and have started a new illustration website called Illustrators Illustrated. I'm getting pretty excited about the onset of spring and getting some plants sprouting in our patch of dirt in our community garden.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf, meet, drink, talk, explore and laugh with all kinds of people through CS. Now I have a fixed home I am really excited about hosting and meeting new people.
Couchsurfing in Uruguay and Brazil, meeting new people at group events, eating, talking, biking, and watching football.
Illustration. Riding bicycles. Drawing. Contemporary art. Reading. Cooking and eating good food. Music. Films. Architecture. People. Travelling. Green politics. Social initiatives. History. Sustainability. The environment.
Music, Movies, and Books
Films: I just watched 'Winter Light' by Ingmar Bergman and it was amazing.
Music: Smog, David Bowie, Bachelorette, Iron and Wine, Cat Power, Billie Holiday, Feist, Johnny Cash, M.Ward, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Clean, Fugazi, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Pavement, Joy Division, Sigur Ros, The National, Talking Heads.
Books: I am currently reading my way through a list longer than my arm, but the last few books I have read include 'Tender is the Night', 'The Kite Runner', 'The Lovely Bones', 'Slaughterhouse 5', 'Of Mice and Men', 'Uncommon Arrangements', and the crime half of 'Crime and Punishment'.
Update: I have now also read the punishment half. Turns out its quite grim.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
So far travelling in South America and Mexico has been absolutely amazing. A highlight has been spending 4 days in an ecolodge in the depths of the Amazonian basin in Bolivia.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, New Zealand