Ruth Gafko

Wien, Wien, Austria

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  • 51 References 33
  • Fluent in English, German, Swedish; learning Dutch, French, Icelandic, Russian
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • back in vienna, studying parttime, working parttime, livi...
  • BA in scancinavian studies, now becoming a german teacher...
  • From mühldorf
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


CURRENT MISSION - - teaching german in perm/ russia

fake it till you make it.


After one year spent in the lovely city of gothenburg I returned to vienna to dedicate my time to a masters degree. while studying isn't at all making me that happy, being back home is definitely doing that. even when the longing to move on, move somewhere else, move up north again is a constant friend of mine.

I'm easily fascinated by something/anything and would say that I'm into quite a broad range of things. I like to flee reality - meaning duties - and keep myself busy.
snow. coffee. beer. music live or out of my headphones or on vinyl. flea markets. spending money on old cameras. b/w photography. forests. fog. blueberries. mind-blowing books. dancing. concerts. dreaming my life. talking. buying flight tickets. dim bars. morning light after going out. record stores. did I mention coffee? laughing. people in general. drawing. scribbeling. art galleries. risotto. foreign languages. cinemas. kladdkaka. grand-grandma's applepie. sunsets on the north atlantic seaside. mittons. spectacles. polaroids. pillows. melancholy. rainy days spent at home. midnight sun. mum's quiche lorraine. lakes. cakes. architecture. cycling. exploring. I hate saying goodbye


Can't think of anything smart and interesting right now...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


wanting shelter
giving shelter (due to current living situation I can't host, but I will be hosting again when moving to a new flatshare soon soon soon!)


overall great up to now!


well pretty much what I mentioned above.
foreign languages
conversations of all kinds with all kinds of different people
craft beer hehe

Music, Movies, and Books

control, garden state, science of sleep, blue velvet, dancer in the dark
name dropping....the velvet underground, joy division, the smiths, tocotronic, the cure, sin fang, eels, seabear, sigur rós, the jesus and mary chain, exitmusic, austra, samaris... the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera, momo by michael ende, anna karenina by tolstoi

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

hitchhiking around Iceland - in 3 days, where one of the guys taking us with him was a fishermen driving a huge truck - never been so high above ground in a car driving over a tiny bridge.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share a little bit of my world with you.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I do cook nice austrian strudel, either sweet or salty.
I can knit headbands.
I have to think of some more useful qualities of mine...

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Iceland, Sweden

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