Today’s article is about Mats, couchsurfer from Norway. I’ve met him at postcard club and I took part in his project “Globalbility”. Mats is working as social worker in Norway and he studies culture and communications. He kindly answered some of my questions about his project.
Last year for an interview I met Martin Knudsen. Eventually we became good friends.
So if you are thinking of creating and selling your apps, this book will be for you!
It is a story of Imthias Kadeer from United Arab Emirates, person who’s life goal is to plant as many trees as possible.
“By passion I am a farmer and a photographer. I love to do anything connected with nature, and photography helps me see life a lot closer”
Being a member of couchsurfing for a long time, recently I joined a postcard club there. Very quickly it became a passion and I started to send postcards to every corner of the world. In the group I found post from couchsurfer member, who recently started her blog about postcards. I contacted her and she kindly answered my questions by email.
So meet today’s guest, Giuliana, age 23, from Italy.
My friend Dominik advised me to meet his good friend Agnius for an interview. Recently Agnius participated in Women’s Museum (Kvindemuseet) temporary exhibition. It took part in August – October and the topic was “A world of stories”. Young people from different countries, currently living in Aarhus, presented their life stories in pictures, films and objects.
Agnius is 23 years old, he came from Lithuania. I met him last year on couchsurfing meeting, and I have to say he is not a person whom you like from the first sight. Agnius is a real artist, he lives in his own world, full of images and inspiration. He likes to meet new people and helps them by hosting via couchsurfing.
And he is a talented person. First he told me about his exhibition. It took several weeks to prepare it, every young person had to organize his own place, and Agnius enjoyed this process. It was totally new experience.
Usually I try not to be late for my interviews, sometimes it happened, but this time I had good excuse, in Aarhus there are 50% sales, so I just couldn’t pass some shops. Luckily, my interviewee was late himself, so I didn’t feel embarrassed. We went to the nearest cafe and had a nice talk.
This time I met with Jacob, he is 32 years old. Originally he is from Odder, studied in Aarhus at business school. And he is living in Copenhagen for the moment; he has been working for a half a year in IT- consulting company. I heard about differences between Aarhus and Copenhagen citizens, so I ask how was the life for Jacob in the capital.
In April I attended RAMA festival in Musikhuset, organized by students of the Royal music academy in Aarhus. The shows were so good and professional that I thought “I need to meet some of the students”. But after this time I was so busy with travelling and with meeting people for interviews, and I didn’t have time for new project. But idea was in the air, so when one of the couchsurfers posted an invitation for his final exam concert in Musikhuset, I contact him immediately. I couldn’t attend his performance, but we agreed to meet during the weekend.
Niels is another nice Belgian I met in Aarhus. Open about his life, friendly, a bit serious, very interesting, this is how I discovered Niels like a person. “Happiness is everywhere you just have to recognize it!” – one of his most favorite quotes .
Niels is 25 years old, first he came to Denmark during his studies (he studied coal industry engineering) 3 years ago, he met here a nice girl Deni from Bulgaria, and they began to date, even when Niels received job and for a year worked in Switzerland, they didn’t stop seeing each other.
On a grey Sunday afternoon I met Jesper for an interview near ”Atlas”, we decided to go to Botanic garden not far from it, we found very nice place on the grass near the lake, and Jesper told me his story. He works as a volunteer bartend. He is 34 years old, and about 5 years ago he started doing volunteer jobs. It started because of Jesper’s passion for music. Every month he attended 5-8 concerts. And it became to be a bit expensive, so he found great solution, he works at a nightclub and has opportunity to listen to all interesting concerts.
He does this job almost every weekend, it takes about 18-24 hours per month. And during weekdays he has a normal job, he works at hospital.