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  • Fluent in English
  • 77, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Biking,walking,reading,going to the movies and operas, me...
  • university diplomas in French,History,Political and Socia...
  • From Hamburg/Germany
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy life in a responsible way by participating in oecological and public activities, which try to save nature and stop social discrimination.

ABOUT ME

Both my wife and I are recently retired.

We have 3 adult children and one grandson(1 1/2) and live in a very nice residential district of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany after Berlin with a large harbor , many green spaces and cultural attractions.
We are very interested as well in cultural life as in outdoor activities.
We observe political life ,always vote.
We are left liberal and oecologically minded and would like to meet and discuss with Americans who share at least part of our interests.
Once or twice a year we take 10-12 day long bicycle trips through Germany and neighboring countries.
This allows us to discover a region more intensively than going by car and getting more often in contact with people .
40-50 miles per day offer the chance to get quite well acquainted with a region and its people.
We want to do this too in the US, if possible together with a group or individuals, whereever there are no steep mountains to climb!
We would also like to meet people who like hiking(but again "the easy way") and show us around in their community.

PHILOSOPHY

see above(all about me)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

No idea, yet.

I would be more than happy if I filled in correctly all the CS forms to get in contact with interesting Americans.
In case I succeed, I would like to show them around in Hamburg and its surroundings.
Invite them for a meal and drink is self-evident.
In case of personal sympathy hosting in our apartm.would be possible, too.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None

Interests

see above(all about me)

  • drinking
  • socializing
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Generally ´we don´t like Hollywood movies.
Some exceptions:"Night on Earth"(Robert Altmann),
some older movies by Woody Allan or Billy Wilder, some new ones of David Lynch, some documentaries of Michael Moore.
We prefer European movies, especially those who treat historical/political or psychological subjects .
"Der Vorleser"("The reader"???) with Kate Winslet,
"Goodbye Lenin" or the French movie"The secret".

We are members of 2 groups of friends reading and discussing once a month the same book.
Authors like Philippe Roth, T.C Boyle(America), Cozee(Disgrace) and many others are our favourites.

Last, but not least: we have subscription of the Hamburg Opera, one of the leading houses in Europe.
Our favourites: Richard Strauss,Richard Wagner, but also Italian " bel canto" operas of Bellini,Puccini,Verdi.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To see Obama instead of Bush in the White House!

Teach, Learn, Share

Of course we would like to initiatiate others to or share with them our interests and knowledge described above.

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