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Kelsey Bennett

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Overview

  • 31 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Varied
  • Varied
  • From Halifax, NS Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Saving up for the next mission

ABOUT ME

Trying to save up some money for either more school or more travel.

PHILOSOPHY

It is better to regret doing something than to regret not doing it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have surfed and hosted many times and each time was a great experience that taught me about the world and myself in it. More hosting and surfing planned in the near future...

Interests

singing, fitness, hiking, reading, traveling, camping, languages, tea ceremony, vegetarianism, dance, ball hockey, violin, volunteering, snowshoeing, snowboarding, keeping busy...

Music, Movies & Books

Not interested in movies.

Classical, folk, rock.

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.

http://halifaxbloggers.ca/thelocaltraveler/2014/06/10-awesome-halifax-daytrips-you-can-bus-to/

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).

My favourite place in the city is 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

Here's the city's route suggestion for a self-guided tour around town. http://visitors.halifax.ca/historic-halifax.shtml

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 farmers market is no longer as unique or historical an experience as it once was but it's still worth a look. It's now open every day, but the busiest and best day is still Saturdays. http://halifaxfarmersmarket.com/

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 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. http://www.neptunetheatre.com/

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.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cuba, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, Japan

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