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Otto&Hettie

Morges, Vaud, Switzerland

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Overview

  • 64 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Swedish; learning Italian, Spanish, Swiss German
  • 68, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Computers and such, travelling - enj...
  • is going on
  • From Austria and Holland
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet people, share experiences and eliminate the generation gap

ABOUT ME

Nous sommes jeunes d'ésprit, que l'emballage est vieux - means: we are young in mind, only the packing is old. My wife was born in Holland, I was born near Vienna, Austria. We are patchwork grandparents living since many years in the French part of Switzerland, in a small town Morges at the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne. Before that I traveled a lot for my job in all Scandinavia, in Eastern Europe, South Africa and lived 2 years in Los Angeles.

PHILOSOPHY

Enjoy life as much as we can and put a good face to any situation. Put more life into your years not more years into your life. Lower your needs and you'll need less to enjoy life. Age is a matter of mind and if you don't mind it doesn't matter. Treat other people like you want to be treated - we cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Meeting people and enjoying their company. We try to help people with info and to balance surfing/hosting.
visited 39 states (17.3%)Create your own visited map of The World

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since September 2009 we hosted 29 times and we have been hosted 42 times.The number of good moments like meals,exchange of travel experiences, brainstorming and laughs we’ve shared is countless!

Guests/Surfers

Leo (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – May14 – (3 nights)
Lone and Kurt (Aarhus,Denmark) – July13 – (2 nights)
Meisi Du (Toulouse,France) – April13 – (3 nights)
Yanquan WANG (Toulouse,France) – April13 – (3 nights)
Elaine Fahy (Montpellier,France) – April13 – (1 night)
Casey & Asier (Bilbao,Spain) – Nov12 – (3 nights)
Jorge,Luisa,CS-Baby Nora (Palma de Mallorca) August12 – (3 nights)
Brian and Savannah (Baku,Azerbaijan) – July12 – (5 nights)
Marina & Andreas (Stockholm, Sweden) – June12 – (4 nights)
Sabine and Mark(Montpellier,France) – Mai12 (4 nights)
Marina and Or(Tel Aviv,Israel) – Apr12 (4 nights)
Katrin & Ingolf & CS-Baby Maximilian(Lyon, France) – Apr12 (1 night)
Fernanda & Family (Paris, France) – April12 – (1 day)
Anna & Jihye (Freiburg, Germany) – Mars12 – (1 night)
Marina & Paul (Kesswil, Switzerland) – Jul11 – (3 nights)
Sisi & Family (Changsha,China)- Jul11 (2 nights)
Elisabeth & Robert (Altmuenster,Austria)- Jul11 (2 nights)
Katrin & Ingolf & CS-Baby Maximilian(Lyon, France) – May11 (2 nights)
Angela & Markus with 2 sons Laurin & Jonas(Tirol, Austria)–Jan11–(3n)
André & Fernanda (Paris, France) – Aug10 – (2 nights)
Katrin & Ingolf parents (Lyon, France) – Aug10 (1 night)
Yann & Julie (Lyon, France) – Jul10 – (2 nights)
Katrin & Ingolf (Lyon, France) – Jul10 (2 nights)
Helen & Yann (Qimper, France) – Jul10 – 3 nights)
Michael & Steffanie (Salzburg, Austria) – Jul10 (2 nights)
Christoph & Elisabeth (Röthis,Austria) – Jul10 (1 night)
Lan & Jack (Vancouver, Canada) – Mar10 – (1 night)
Alexander & Lea (Zurich, Switzerland) – Mar10 – (2 nights)
Dana (Canterbury, England) – Feb10 (2 nights)
Christina (Sequoia National Park, USA) – Jan10 (1 night)

Hosts

Alex(Samedan,Switzerland) – July13 – (1 night)
Ann_1(Tallinn,Estonia) – June13 – (1 night)
Lapsa(Tallinn,Estonia) – June13 – (2 nights)
Urve Sinisaar (Tallinn,Estonia) – June13 – (2 nights)
Josette (Nice,France) – Feb13 – (2 nights)
Laszlo(Budapest,Hungary) – Jan13 (5 nights)
SOFIA e NUNO(Lisbon,Portugal) – Dec12 (1 night)
Marina and Or(Tel Aviv,Israel) – Oct-Nov12 (5 nights)
Bernard & Francine (Menton,France) – Oct12 – (1 night)
Lisette Breukink (St Petersburg,Russia) – June12 – (2 nights)
Marina Vadeysha (St Petersburg,Russia) – June12 – (3 nights)
James Yuen (Örebro,Sweden) – June12 – (1 night)
Iratxe & Ruben (Bilbao,Spain) – May12 – (2 nights)
Haizea & Arsenio (Bilbao,Spain) – May12 – (2 nights)
Casey & Asier (Bilbao,Spain) – May12 – (2 nights)
Bernard & Francine (Menton,France) – Sep11 – (2 nights)
Daniele & Corinne (Taggia,Italy) – Sep11 – (1 night)
Josette (Nice,France) – Sep11 – (1 night)
Marina & Andreas (Stockholm, Sweden) – Aug11 – (2 nights)
Benoit & Julie (Libramont-Chevigny,Belgium) - Jul11 (1 night)
Jordi-Albert & Petra (Grossbockedra,Germany) - Jul11 (2 nights)
Gisela & Andreas (Guettingen,Switzerland) - Jul11 (1 night)
Jorge & Luisa (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) – Jun11 – (2 nights)
Pankaj & Kim (Mumbai, India) – Oct10 – (2 nights)
Christer & Conny (Hagfors, Sweden) – Sep10 – (1 nights)
Marina & Andreas (Stockholm, Sweden) – Sep10 – (2 nights)
Leo (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – Aug10 – (2 nights)
Marina & Paul (Kesswil, Switzerland) – Jul10 – (1 night)
Christoph & Elisabeth (Röthis,Austria) – Jul10 (1 night)
Gitti & Gerald (Liezen, Austria) – Jul10 (1 night)
Danielle & Melissa (Chippis, Switzerland) – Jun10 (1 night)
Elisabeth & Robert (Altmuenster, Austria) – Jun10 – (1 night)
Katrin & Ingolf (Lyon, France) – Dec09 (3 nights)
Luyen (Hanoi, Vietnam) – Nov09 (3 nights)
Andrea & Frederick (Salzburg, Austria) – Sep09 (1 night)
Michael & Steffanie (Salzburg, Austria) – Sep09 (1 night)
Christoph & Elisabeth (Röthis,Austria) – Sep09 (1 night)
Simone (Arbon,Switzerland) – Sep09 (1 night)
Gitti & Gerald (Liezen, Austria) – Sep09 (1 night)
Silvia (Salzburg, Austria) – Sep09 (1 night)
Ulla (Attnang-Puchheim, Austria) – Sep09 (1 night)
Juergen & Malika (Hall, Tirol) – Sep09 (1 night)

Interests

We love traveling without being a "tourist". We like to have time to see places, but we prefer to meet people, to communicate, to learn other cultures... enjoying good company.

Music, Movies & Books

Love so many different things... and we are always open to read, listen, see or feel some new ones.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

When i lived at the artic circle in Sweden, in the summer I made a boat trip to the islands, in winter by car as the Baltic Sea was frozen. - We have been invited 2x in Indian marriages. - Sharing life with a family in Havanna. - Hitchhiking with hell drivers in Moldavia.

Teach, Learn, Share

We have a good breath of life experience behind us and are happy to help any one any way we can. Learning from other members, how easy life can be, if you have the right attitude.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

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