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  • 42 References 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Lithuanian, Swedish; learning French, Japanese
  • 37, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • G: Lawyer / A: Pharma Strategy Consultant
  • university LL.M / post.doc
  • From Europe city :-)
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About Me


not to work too much


Gabriella: I am half lithuanian, half swedish. I have lived in Berlin since September 2007. Berlin is a wonderful city and has an amazing atmosphere! For the first time in my life I feel like I am at home ;-) Here I met my partner Alex and now we live together in Schöneberg quarter, western part of Berlin. I am a lawyer and I work with contracts for a Clinical Research Organisation. I have a 11 - years old son Henry, who lives in Sweden, but comes regulary to Berlin to visit us. I want to travel with my son, to teach him to respect other cultures, and to make travelling a part of his life. When I travel, I love to meet local people, to taste local food and some local drinks and to listen to local music.

Alex: I am originally from Hamburg, but I live in Berlin meanwhile nearly 15 years. I was trained in microbiology and business administration and I am now working for a major pharmaceutical company. Freetime is for family & friends, I also have a passion for music and I play and create music, and I am happy to be back into sports again since this summer :-)


Life is a journey, not a destination.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When we can, we host people. When it is possible, we love to surf during our trips or at least to meet local people.


Only positive experience both as hosts and guests. I/we met some really nice people! Couchsurfing idea is the best idea ever!


Kyeong-a Kang - South Korea
Kyeong-a Kang - South Korea
Gabriel & Mariana - Argentina
Jo Cheer - New Zealand
Rosi Meindl, her son and grandmother - Germany
Shiva Mehrabi - Phillipines
Carly Huitema - Canada
Anna and 2 friends of her - Danmark & Sweden
Armando - Portugal
Yu-Ming and his friend - Taiwan
Norika Kato and her boyfriend - Japan/Canada
Jana Prević Finderle, her husband & 2 kids - Croatia
Melinda Listing and her friend - Australia
Tik Shum - Hong Hong
D.Niv - Brasil
J.Pfeiffer - Brasil
Punyanuch Chutima and 2 friends of her - Thailand
Ulises Matus Acuna and his sister Violeta Matus Acuna -Mexico
Tim Twyford - Australia
Alejandra Rossell and her boyfriend - Mexico
Birute and Robertas - Lithuania (private couchsurfing)
Andreas Horvath - Stockholm, Sweden (private couchsurfing)

37 persons - 19 nationalities


Shelly Logan - New Zealand
Shirly & Neil - New Zealand
Jacko White - New Zealand
Anna-Marie Scroggins - New Zealand
Jana Prević Finderle & Co - Istria, Croatia
Evelina Axelsson - Nybro, Sweden
Clément Serniclay - Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Younji Lee - Seoul, South Korea (private couchsurfing)
Birute & Robertas - Leuven, Belgium (private couchsurfing)
Eduardo Balsa - Lisbon, Portugal
Miguel - Porto, Portugal
Rima Soriute and David Ariza Seren - A Coruna, Spain
Michaela Mestre - Faro, Portugal
Rafa Sesmero - Malaga, Spain
Jens Steinhaus - Berlin, Germany
Andreas Horvath - Stockholm, Sweden (I surf his couch once every month, when I or we are in Sweden)


Travelling and meeting new people from other countries and cultures. Nature, hiking, good food, good wine and beer ;-)

  • dining
  • wine
  • beer
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • sports
  • business
  • languages
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

film: e.g. Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
music: e.g. electronic music, Jazz
books: e.g. Das Fest des Ziegenbocks (Llosa), Der Schatten des Windes (Zafon) Decamerone (Boccacio) and many more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Mooving abroad where I did not know anyone
Having friends in different countries
Learning new languages

Backpacking in New Zealand/Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore together with my son

Asking people for the right way in Japan(ese) and they quickly ran away (happened twice ;-) the others helped out)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, United States

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