Lien and Ruediger König

Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • 28 References 19
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Vietnamese; learning Spanish
  • 59, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Nothing special
  • Been there and done that! Rudi 's background in Finance a...
  • From Vietnam/USA/Germany
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About Me


enjoy simple things in life . Less is more !


Mid-fifties, adventurous and easy going...


"I can resist anything but temptation"
"Compassion, Compassion, Compassion"
"Denk lieber nicht darüber nach, was du nicht hast, "Freue dich an dem, was du hast"?
" it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye"
" Your mental attitude is what mainly determines the quality of your life. Your mind creates, shapes, and experiences everything that happens to you, without a single exception".
"The secret of happiness is to want what you have and not what you don't have".

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting people and surfing as possible and often as we can


We have had so far good experiences and few unpleasant ones. Generally we would say the good or bad experiences do not prevent us from hosting. We don't have many opportunities to surf as often as we would like. So far we have surfed only four times and had met wonderful, friendly hosts.


Too many!
Rudi: sleeping, reading, scuba diving, soccer, sitting at the coffee places and watching life goes by,....Lien: yoga, meditation, reading, volunteer work, horsebackriding, wandering in the forest and trying to figure out how to lead a simple life without hanging on my favorite H. scarves and my ugly MTB shoes.

Music, Movies, and Books

Metropolis, Diva, Harry and Maude (Rudi's favorite!), Brot und Tulpe, Chocolate,The Purple Rose of Cairo,The story of the weeping camel, Das Schwein von Gaza..All of Fassbinder, Woddy Allen, Truffaut films.
Different sorts of music depending on the mood...Rudi : Jazz, Jazz, Jazz!! Lien: Reggae,Soul, Pop. To a certain degree, I do enjoy
silence( Lien) whereas Rudi needs to have music and noises around him
Wide spectrum of favorite classical authors as well as contemporary. Lien: Anita Brookner, Isabelle Allende, Margaret Atwood, Zadie
Smith, Henning Mankell, Martin Suther, Gabriel García Marquez,Timothy Mo, Amy Tan,....


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Sunsets in South Africa!!!!Soccer games with home-made balls along the highway in Cape Town. Sweet smiling faces, twinkling eyes and kind words from people.
The traffic and mobile midwives (policemen) in Bangkok! Baby crying amid suffusing street noises.

Teach, Learn, Share

Living is a long process of learning. Therefore we learn new things everyday from each other.

What I Can Share with Hosts

"Life is a box of chocolate"

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, France, Greece, Guam, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, United States, Viet Nam

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