my name is Jan, I'm in my mid-fourties and I live in Hamburg. I studied history, german literature and economics for quite a while and then worked as a postman. Right now I'm an office clerk.
What I love most about my home town of Hamburg: Sailing on lake Alster, foggy autumn days at the harbour, the music of Superpunk and last but not least the cute and lovely Birgit.
When I was young, I pretty much looked like Keanu Reeves, today it's more like the old and plump Diego Maradona (but I'm at least 15cm taller than him).
I like to read (at the moment Emma Goldman, Living My Life, ̶e.̶̶l̶̶.̶̶ ̶̶d̶̶o̶̶c̶̶t̶̶o̶̶r̶̶o̶̶w̶̶ ̶̶r̶̶a̶̶g̶̶t̶̶i̶̶m̶̶e̶), indie rock and rugby.
In my shower, I'm a great singer, excelling in enthusiasm and volume!
Here are some of my heroes: Malala, Georg Elser, Pippi Langstrumpf, Nelson Mandela, Fritz Bauer, Patti Smith.
Most inspiring quotes:
"Do not be afraid" Luke 2:10
"Plus jamais peur" Arab Spring Tunisia 2010/11
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Achievements: There is a month named after me (JANuary) and I've been quoted by Germany's leading news journal Die ZEIT: https://www.zeit.de/2011/17/DOS-Mikrokredit-Sierra-Leone
Favorite tv series: Yes Minister/Prime Minister, Coupling, Hey Dad, Borgen, Signor Rossi and of course The Muppets and Sesame Street - best documentary ever: Ken Burns' The Civil War!
I would love to read what you like about your home town or country. And please write a sentence in your language/alphabet (with translation of course)!
Any postcard will be welcome, but I particularly love maritime motifs like sea views, ships, lighthouses and harbors, and also cards with historic pictures of your town.