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I'm a Swiss girl, born in Belarus, raised in the french part of Switzerland, living now in Zürich.
I love music, (in its most eclectic way), I collect vinyle, I love to go to concerts, or exhibitions. I dance Lindy Hop whenever I can, I love to watch people cooking and learn from them. I the best at movie recommendations.
I have a lots of shoes.. a lot !!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've done couch surfing in 2009 during a trip in America (Mexico, Ciba, USA, Canada) with my ex-boyfriend. That brought us so so so many good experiences and incredible memories (and also weird but funny ones). I also did some couch surfing in Denmark, where I lived and studies for two years. I though it was the best way to meet locals rather than other expats, and get the best tips from a small town, but also an amazing way to learn more about Danish culture.
DIY and underground cultures in general
Lindy Hop .. and other swing dances /Record hunting & concerts freak
Second hand cloths
Art > James Turrell / Gerhard Richter / Rei Naito / Robert Gober / Tauba Auerbach /Elmgreen and Dragset / Miranda July..
.. check out my pinterest if you want to get a better idea of what inspires me https://www.pinterest.com/xeniageller/
Music, Movies, and Books
Cinema > any movie that would screen on Mubi
Music > ... Gainsbourg, Bowie, PJ Harvey, Satie, Debussy, Joy Division, Future Island, Tame Impala, Sharon Van Etten, Catherine Ribeiro, Beck, Tears for Fears, Marie Laforêt, Grizzly Bear, John Frusciante...
Books > Michel Houellebecq, John Fante, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Bukowski, Bret Easton Ellis, John Steinbeck, Ken Siman, Miranda July, Françoise Sagan
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I like to wave like a kid at the guys who are working in these expensive stores (you know the ones who are dressed in suits and just standing straight motionless), that would always make them giggle ..I just like to do this a lot
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach > How to make vegan burger out of beluga lentils, carrots & sweet potatoes.
Learn > How to whistle with my fingers and some swear words in Italian
Share > my toothpaste
What I Can Share with Hosts
My traveling experiences and tips, or my tooth past
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belarus, Denmark, Israel, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States