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  • 34 references 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • computational biologist by training, now a freelance desi...
  • mom & dad, university, life (in no particular order)
  • From Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
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About Me


backpacking across North and South America


Since this is, I guess I don't even need to mention that traveling is my great passion. Can't stay at one place for too long, always have to move. Always need to see and experience something new.
I recently returned from a 2-year trip across North, Central and South America.


Everything is working out...somehow

No matter where you are on this planet - it's hard to get lost

Try never to say 'no' and you will end up in all sorts of interesting places

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I started couchsurfing quite early, about 5 years ago. Since then I surfed couches in Amsterdam, Basel, Baltimore, London, Paris, Sydney, Riga and Tallinn and was amazed by the hospitality of my hosts. I tried to give back a little of that by hosting people at my place ...


travel, international politics, cinema, graphic design & video editing, filmmaking, computers, beer, travel...

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: lounge, trip-hop, a bit of electro & others e.g. Air, Archive, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp, General Elektriks, Metronomy, Moloko, Mono, Morcheeba, Portishead, Quantic, Radiohead, Röyksopp, Trentemøller, Thievery Corporation, TM Juke, the Nordic Lounge & Jazzflora series

MOVIES: Love movies by directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan & Coen Brothers. Some favourite movies include: Memento, Fight Club, Lost in Translation, Dr. Horrible and his sing-along blog, Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Matrix, District 9, The Fall, Cube, some Anime and other asian movies
BOOKS: Seth Godin, Haruki Murakami, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Richard Dawkins

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking overland/sea from Japan to Germany in 2004
Hospitality Club/Couchsurfing Winter Camp 2005 in Riga!
Bungee jumping from a 220 m dam in Switzerland.
Skydiving in New Zealand
Bribing a border guard to get across the Belarus-Lithuania border without visa

Teach, Learn, Share

PhD in computational biophysics. Now freelancing as a designer: 3D & 2D images and animations, motion graphics, video post processing and editing, flash, webdesign...

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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