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  • 15 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live the moment!

ABOUT ME

After having finished my degree in computer science and doing voluntary work in a kids shelter in south africa, my current mission is to do something good for the environment.

This hopefully means that I'll soon find a PhD position where I can help integrating renewable energy sources into our power-grid or develop new means of helping people to save electricity.

If I'd have to describe myself, I'd say that I'm pretty laid back most of the time and that I try my best to be open minded. Some people also say that I'm also hungry all the time, but I think that's just an exaggeration :)
I can be quite curious and to explore new things and I actually like tough challenges!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I had a couple of wonderful experiences and the hospitality of some persons sometimes is just overwhelming!

Interests

Basically any kind of sports, currently mainly badminton and kitesurfing whenever possible! I love music (okay, who doesn't?), but I also enjoy the silent moments in life ..
I like a good movie, to play the piano, programming, nature, bicycling, sleeping, cooking (and eating! :), reading (when I have the time)

  • theater
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • environment
  • cooking
  • reading
  • drawing
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • drums
  • hiking
  • sports
  • badminton
  • computer science
  • teaching
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Mainly Prog Rock, Jazz, Classical - like Änglagård, Pain of Salvation, John Coltrane, Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Joe Hisaishi, The Flower Kings, Schumann, The Shins, Porcupine Tree, National Health - and, of course, The Beatles!

Movies: Léon, Seinfeld, Amelie, Donnie Darko, Sprited Away, Princess Mononoke, Pitch Black, Little Miss Sunshine, The Twelve Kingdoms, Grave of the Fireflies ..

Books: Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time (the early ones anyway), currently want to read Alice in Wonderland

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking Yosemite and enjoying the beauty of Lesotho.
Receiving a present from a disabled kid.
And: My first kitesurfing-jumps :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to play the piano and I could teach you some of that. Some part of me also is a computer nerd - and I'm always willing to help in this area! I'm currently looking into playing the guitar and also want to learn to play the drums. Drawing is something equally cool that I want to learn - and improvisational theater is something that I (hopefully) just've begun! Oh, and Lindy Hop (a dance) is also really great - both as a teacher and a learner :)

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Denmark, France, Italy, Lesotho, Mozambique, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, South Africa

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