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Overview

  • 727 references 574 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Japanese, Russian
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • teacher, paramedic, part-time traveller
  • Teacher's college
  • From Scheibbs, Lower Austria, Austria
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About Me

****** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ******

✅ I live with my flatmate Jismon (profile: https://shorturl.at/fjOP9) in an apartment that is about 15 min. away from the city center by metro
✅ Please indicate your ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) in your request
✅ If you are travelling with other people, please include their CS profile in your request
✅ It would be amazing if you could cook a dish from your home country while you stay with us
✅ Usually we host more than one person
✅ I cannot guarantee that I will be able to give you a key to the apartment

If you agree with the information said above, your chances are quite high to be hosted. Your chances will increase if you mention something avocado-related in your request.

CURRENT MISSION

🌎 Collect countries like Pokémon

ABOUT ME

🥑 I have an inexplicable addiction to avocados
🥗I am a flexitarian - meaning I only eat meat when I travel
🎼 I love music and listen to it all the time
🌍 I have a serious case of #wanderlust and #fernweh (opposite of homesickness, distancesickness)
🛏 I do couchsurfing as a way of treatment, it's like travelling without having to go anywhere
🍻🤭 I usually don’t drink alcohol

PHILOSOPHY

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For me, the main idea of couchsurfing is hospitality. This is the reason why sometimes I might have more than 2 guests at my apartment.
I like showing my guests around, cooking with them and having interesting conversations.

Interests

My main interests in life are traveling, exploring the world and meeting many people and listening to their stories. I've learned that couchsurfing is the best way to achieve this. Even though my passion in life is and remains teaching, one of my imaginary exit plans is to travel the world and then open up a restaurant with all the great food that I've tasted and also sharing all the stories behind the food. So cooking is also something that I do with great enthusiasm. I like hanging out with friends, going to the movies, to street festivals and to game nights.

  • culture
  • budget travel
  • i love travelling
  • paramedic
  • experience the real country

Music, Movies, and Books

I basically like all kinds of music, but especially acapella and orchestral rock music. My favourite band at the moment is fläaschtbänkler from Switzerland. Check it out!
I like reading the Lord of the Rings, A prayer for Owen Meany and books from Michael Ende. Unfortunately I do not have a lot of time to read.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

🌅 Sunrise on Mt. Fuji
🕌 Trip to Egypt, walking like an Egyptian
🗿Road-tripping on Easter Island
🧙‍♂Had dinner in the Great Hall/Oxford
🐢Saw turtles in Panama
🧗‍♂Climbed the Jerusalem Wall

Teach, Learn, Share

I like making strangers smile, getting lost, understanding people I don't understand. I can teach you how to make a good vegetarian meal with few ingredients. I can teach you how to count in 7 different languages.

What I Can Share with Hosts

🛬 Travelling and hosting stories
🍽 Food from my home
🇦🇹 Insights into the Austrian culture
🍬🍫Austrian sweets
🇩🇪German language course
👂🏻Listen to your stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, United States

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