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Andre Lingnau

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I love to learn and to teach via exp...
  • i have finished my A-levels, also ca...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Work and study my ass off in Cold Austria to live in MARAVILLOSA BRAZIL 2014

ABOUT ME

Around 4 years ago I decided to travel around the world when i finish my degree.During that time I was soo bored of school and jealous on stewards and pilots which I saw each day in the metro in Frankfurt. Therefore I decided before i am going to apply for university I have to discover the world!!!!
After I have been travelling for more than 13 months and discovered different countries, cultures, customs, languages and unbelieveable natural beautiness I have to underline:
This decision was the best decision I have ever made in my life!!!!!!!
Although I had to pay alot for bad experiences I found out that there are no failures in life. In contradiction failures make you strong!!! they strengthen your soul and your ability to solve problems.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intellegently!!!
I had to learn that lesson in my life and I am glad to mention that I have been living under the bridge in Sydney and didnt give up. Instead I believed in me and turned the hardest life-experience into the best life-experience.
Honestly I dont believe in our education system. it teaches people to value the wrong things in life.
A good teacher inspires pupils that they want to learn from themselves and not to learn for a graduation or a degree.
It is far more important to fill our brain with experiences in the good and the bad way because we store them for our lifetime and make progress through our results.
I know that my life will be a never ending- learning story and that i am going to achieve the personal goals I've made.
Besides my life will be a never-ending journey because I want to know as much different cultures and languages as I can.
Like a friend of mine told me in Buenos Aires:
Once you got the bite you can never stop!!!
THE TRAVEL BITE!!!!!
always smile, smile, smile :)

PHILOSOPHY

Never give up!!! Stick into it and believe in you!!!
Raise your energy level and start again with the experience you had, just more intellegently!!!
In my opinion life is about being open-minded, gaining new experiences, achieving personal goals, while receiving the investment in yourself.
PERSONAL DEVELOPEMENT
keep always in mind:
The most important asset that you posses is YOU and your TIME!!!
dont waste your time in front of a televison!!!!!!!!
Instead use your time to achieve what you dream!!!
Make your dreams reality!!!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Around 2-3 years ago I participated because a friend told me about cs.
I hosted some guests from LA and Europe. It was always a blast to meet new interesting people and to listen to their stories in life.

Interests

I love music!!! Everything from Classic, Jazz, Blues, Funky, Hard Rock, Prog Metal (DREAM THEATER), Latin, Bossanova, Old school Hip Hop.....
I collect music from the whole world and I am always interested in listening to new songs.
My passion is to play the guitar because the guitar speaks out of my soul!!!
Besides I love playing basketball, soccer, surfing, climbing, skiing, bicycling and each type of outdoor sports that I never tried.
Further I love photography and art, especially modern and contemporary art.
Concerning literature I love to read realistic books about experiences at the limit and about life-time results that people made. I like to read books that make you think and think about yourself.
History and politics are also very important for me, especially from foreign countries. We can learn from history and anticipate things for the future because history repeats itself in a certain way.
Economics and finance is soooo interesting!!!
It is like a never-ending- learning process, like life. You will always learn something new.
For me it is a task to find a way to become finacially independent and free to live my lifestyle I want to live in one day.
#Lifestyle= Time+Money

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Alot........ Meet me and I will tell you incredible stories for sure!!!!!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach people in exchange for their skills since I started to teach people german in exchange for spanish lessons because I couldn't afford them:)
Its all about knowledge!!!!
so i teach german, english, spanish (to a certain level).
besides i teach guitar, sports (theoretic and practical) and to raise your energy levels.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Countries I've Lived In

Austria

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