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Globalbility project

poster_1_enToday’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.

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Interview with a postcard lover from Italy

24848643_m_bf0fea1c2cb0c99ce86245afbe0a83d0Being 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.

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Delicious Belgian desserts and a story from Niels

6131327_l_b0371da68b55b0710d935b2d76e93517Niels 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.

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Meeting with volunteer bartend/doctor

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.

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Happy tailor in Norway

I met Ida in Aarhus on rainy Monday afternoon. We were talking less than one hour, because she needed to take train to visit a friend. But I am very happy we managed to meet anyway. Ida lives in Norway now, she came to Aarhus just for 3 days, so I am very grateful she found some time for our talk.3236510_l_fb4b73dbe46de4168639dac8c6d79469

Ida is 26 years old, she just recently graduated technical school, her favorite thing in the world is sewing and she is a professional tailor now.

For the moment she is working in theater in city Kristiansand.  Ida has been working as well in opera in Aarhus for 2,5 years and in London Royal Opera House for one month.

In 2008-2009 she decided to travel to unknown places, it brought her for 6,5 month to South America. She traveled alone, but while she stayed in hostels she met a lot of friendly people and joined them in their journeys. She has been in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador. It was amazing life experience.  The top of her travelling list now is Australia.

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Vuggestue teacher/ Barcelona football fan

Hammershøi,MalmøI heard positive things about Neda from my best friend, and when I started my blog, I decided that this is a good opportunity for a meeting. Neda kindly invited me to her place in Højbjerg, that is located 5 km from Aarhus.

Neda is 31 years old, originally she is from Iran, but when she was 6 years old her parents moved to Denmark. That is why she combines in herself two cultures, two languages, two different  ways of living. People often ask her who she is – Iranian or Danish, for her it is difficult to say , but surely she feels at home in Aarhus.

She often travels, she has been more than in 25 countries, but her favorite place is Barcelona, she often goes there.  Neda is a football fan, she know a lot about this kind of sport and goes to Spain to see games of FC “Barcelona”.

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How to learn Danish in Lithuania

It was pleasure to see today Agne,  another  couchsurfer I met for interview. She is 27 years old, from Lithuania.9180902_l_0a93cf3f01e63a11d6c1b27dfd9f6d06

Smiling, positive, caring and kind, in one hour we talked and became friends. In the end I was telling about my life already. She is the person to who you trust immediately!

I have lived in Denmark for one year already, and I have so much problems with studying Danish language, so I was in shock to meet person, for who Danish became main profession and passion in life.

Agne has studied Danish at university, received bachelor’s in Lithuania, and for one year she lived in Denmark during her Erasmus studies.

After graduation she taught Danish to doctors, who were going to work in Denmark.

Now she is living in Denmark, she found temporary job as a nanny (her baby is so cute and nice, he was so friendly), and now she plans to enter university in Vilnius and to have master’s in translation English-Danish- Lithuanian.

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