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I'm settling down in my old age. I work in politics in an office setting Monday to Friday and am busy at least 5 evenings a week with work, hobbies, and study. I may or may not be able to show you around/hang out but I might be able to give you a place to sleep.
My motto: It's better to regret doing something than to regret not doing it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I host whenever I can and surf whenever I travel. I use this community as a resource as well as a place to stay and hope others will use me similarly. I have surfed and hosted many times and each time was a great experience that taught me about the world and myself in it.
Despite the rise of Air BnB, I hope the Couchsurfing community will continue to flourish. I believe in this community as a network for travelers and a way to share experiences and help each other. I hope these principles still trump greed and opportunism in our world today.
politics, singing, hiking, reading, traveling, camping, languages, vegetarianism, writing, pottery, podcasts, Netflix, keeping busy...
- farmers' market
Music, Movies, and Books
Folk, rock, folk-rock.
I mostly like movies with unhappy endings.
Philosophy, fiction, politics.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
skydiving over the great barrier reef
Teach, Learn, Share
I'll use this space to teach a few things about my city, Halifax. Whether you stay with me or not, hopefully this will give you some ideas of what you can do, especially on a budget.
If you're here in the summer head down for a stroll along the waterfront boardwalk from the Casino to Pier 21. Lots of street vendors, musicians, cafes, shops, and places to just sit and watch (the harbour or the people). I also recommend taking a ferry ride over to Dartmouth for a different view.
I recommend you check out Point Pleasant Park. Unlike the public gardens with flower gardens and duck ponds all over, PPP has been left very natural with trails running through and around the forest and coastal area. There is a self-guided tour that leads you through numbered plaques with information about the various sites, history, and nature. http://www.pointpleasantpark.ca
Free walking tours daily June through November http://www.novascotia.com/see-do/tours/halifax-free-walking-tours/6355
Visit Citadel Hill just before noon any day to see the firing of the canon and the changing of the guard. If you're lucky you might end up right next to a tour group so you can get a free earful of facts too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citadel_Hill_%28Fort_George%29
The Historic Farmers' Market (http://historicfarmersmarket.ca) is a unique and historical experience but many vendors have moved to the Halifax Seaport Market (http://halifaxfarmersmarket.com). Both are worth a visit saturday mornings from 7 am to 1 pm (Seaport Market is open until 3).
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's permanent collection is pay what you can Thursday evenings between 5 and 9. http://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/en/landing.aspx
Tickets for Baroque or Celebrity Classics series concerts of Symphony Nova Scotia are only $15 if you are under 30. http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca/
Neptune Theatre offers discounts on single tickets for Preview and Sunday Evening performances for select productions. And offers Pay What You Can on the first Tuesday of every show. http://www.neptunetheatre.com/default.asp?mn=1.3.189
Halifax's local beloved sports team is the Mooseheads which plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Players are 16-20 years old and may not win all the time but it's still pretty good hockey and with the lively atmosphere it makes for a fun experience. http://www.halifaxmooseheads.ca/main/index
Here's a site with a list of things to try and places to see (some listed above, some not). http://www.suite101.com/content/free-things-to-do-in-halifax-ns-canada-a146397.
And 10 Awesome Halifax Daytrips You Can Bus To:
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belize, Cuba, England, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, Thailand, United States, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Japan