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Markus Schöning

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Greek (modern); learning French, Russian, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • Master of education in History and G...
  • From Hamburg, Germany
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoying the world

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Greece and Germany (the home countries of my mother and father, respectively) and am currently studying in Berlin to become a German language and history teacher.
Berlin is just the place the be, but I also love visiting other countries and cultures and meeting interesting, varied people. I firmly believe in the future of the European project and think that it's necessary to interact more with people from other countries, so as to understand each other better.

PHILOSOPHY

As the British motto says: "Keep calm, and carry on". There's a reason for everything in life, but it's not always the most important thing to brood over it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to travel around the world with friends and also host other globetrotters and show them around my current city!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have only begun to occupy myself with Couchsurfing recently. So far my experiences include going to Amsterdam with a friend with our CS contact not answering to the phone anymore after we were already on the bus to the Netherlands (not so good) and hosting a student from Greece at my place for a couple of days (much better). I'm always looking forward for new experiences and new stories to tell.

Interests

History, politics, cultural studies, literature (various genres), gaming, going out with friends

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, La vita è bella, V for Vendetta, Inglorious Basterds, Snatch, Dirty Harry, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Persepolis, The Godfather

Literature: Dostoevesky, Orwell, Victor Hugo, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Harris, Frank Schätzing, Dmitri Glukhovsky

Music: All over the musical spectrum as long as the song is good, but mainly Alternative and Rock

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I don't know about "the" most amazing thing, but music festivals are usually an unforgettable experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

People who are open-minded, spontaneous and talkative and who like travelling with non-conventional means

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Egypt, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Greece, Spain

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