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Martin Heper

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 25 Positive References
  • Fluent in German; learning English, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • student
  • mobilis in mobile
  • From Bad Oeynhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Around the world in 80... years! Being fascinated.

ABOUT ME

Welcome. You've just hit on the site of somebody who fell in love with travelling, foreign cultures, different mentalities, cultural exchange a looooooooooooong time ago. This might be a little boys story dreaming of going out to see the world.... WELL... Let's give it a try!

I like doing things I've never done before. Going places I've never gone before. Doing people I've never done before. Getting soused.

Die young as late as possible...!

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness is only real when shared.

The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world. (Alexander von Humboldt)

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. (André Gide)

Most of the time we're only able to see the things we already know. (Goethe)

Trip your plan, and don't plan your trip!

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

And of course a poetic one by Max Frisch: "Why traveling? To be a foreigner in the foreign!"

Live your dream! -Make a date!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've meet the couchsurfing idea in California and had only good experiences with awesome characters! So I crashed a couple of more couches in the rest of the States and Canada. (Travelled through those countries for almost 4 month) In this reason I did the same in India. -Same result! Tree years ago I was hitchhiking from Istanbul to north Sweden (took me almost 3 month). - Same result! Only super nice and cool human beings! Two years ago I traveld through Caucasia and Nagorno Karbakh via minibus(-INSANE system!!!^^) and finally got my on the road feeling when hitchhiking across Anatolia. Just to take a ferry to Lebanon and explore this beautyful country for a while. (needed 2 month) -Same result! Last year, I hitchhiked from Norway all the way down to Morroco and volunteered on few festivals on the way... Well, on that trip I didn't couchsurf that much, but the result remained. Conclusion??? Now after moving to a place where I can offer a couch, it's time to "pay back the couchsurfing credit" I lived really well with so far. Therefore everyone (age, gender, religion or ethnic group doesn't matter blablabla... :)))) is welcome to surf on my couch. Otherwise I have a guest matress under my bed, plus my bed can be used when I'm not in the city. I live together with two really good friends, so we can always figure out a place to sleep.

In addition, how it looks I'm incaple of traveling this summer because of sudying for exams. In this reason i have to numb myself and sit many hours in front of desks...But I think that hosting is kind of traveling, even if you're at home. -You still meet interesting characters from all over the world who give you another percpective of your own tinny reality tunnel, a world on its own. So fell free and swing by at my place.

Interests

I am interest in so many things! It was really hard for me to decide what to study, BUT I finally found myself in Berlin studying engeneering. But hell, life is not all about the job!

Most of the time I'm a bit haywire with my interests. If something really catches me, I do it in the extrem way. But mostly I'm getting tired after a while. Hence, I look for something new. Now, reflecting my former actions in the big picture, I must come to the conclusion that I have an almost unbearable urge for new and fresh input.

I don't know, my sense of humor is quite harsh sometimes and people get offended easily. Or I tend to dispute very passionally which also seems to not be liked by everyone. Really dont take it personal!! Life is all about about the emotional realization of what is moving us in the unconscious and in my experience "sharp words" are a really good tool to peel off the the layers of the everyday-routine-blabla. Conscioussness is everything! Or how a friend of mine put it yesterday night: "Dont mix up the lyrical I and the author" :)))

Other things I like are reading, being artsy myself, everykind of sport, strategic games, the outdoor, to dispute, motorbikes, oh and of course my Australian Shepherd(unfortunately at my parents') ;)

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:

Don't ask, their are so many good films in world that I'm really unable to register them all. -Which only iss an excuse, since I'm really bad with names. I could probably only circumscribe the action ;) But of course those standard travel movies like: "Motorcycle Diaries","Into the Wild" or "Long Way Round"... But in generall I dont like Hollywood movies that much, becase I don't like it when the mind gets bashed by primer effects... I guess I'm more the European and Middel Eastern movie type.

Books:

Haruki Murakami(!),Milan Kundera, Jonathan Franzen, Andreas Enschbach, Patrick Redwood, Jo Nesbo, Micheal Crichton, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Hemingway, Albert Camus, Catherine Gildiner, Fjodor Dostojewskij, Janne Teller, Robert Kagan, Jostein Gaarder (...) -Show me your bookshelf and I tell you who you are??? I hope you have an idea now ;)

Music:

The Felice Brothers, The Black Keys, Johnossi, The Libertines, Noah And The Whale, Tallest Men on Earth, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Aloe Black, Shout out Louds, Anna Calvi, Peter Fox, The Strokes (...)

And I'm starting to enjoy some Jazz musician..

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Silly question. I know it's sad, but it's the contrast we really live in: Life itself!

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany

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