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Maren Heimhalt

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in German; learning English, French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • grad student, working in a chemistry...
  • I studied pharmacy
  • From Osnabrueck
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Experience Canada

ABOUT ME

I think the greatest ability humans have is our ability to be curious. Curiosity is the key to everything. The key to discover different cultures, to wonder what else is out there. It is the reason why we open the door of our house and move on... I hope I will never stop being curious.
Some time ago I did some random questionaire about my personality. In the end, I actually liked one of the description they provided for me. It said that I am attracted by strange things. That might be about right!

PHILOSOPHY

nothing is more important than curiosity

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I tried to host couchsurfer in Melle, Germany, in my little hometown where I used to live with my parents. during my last year in Germany, before moving to Canada, I finally had my first guests and it was a very nice experience! :)
At the moment, I live in Canada. I will move soon within Hamilton and I will have to see if I will be able to host people at my new place...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was in Bolivia and met some people which I have got to know through couchsurfing. That were very nice meetings, the special experience was to learn more about the country, politics and traditions. It is important to get in touch with locals and cs is a nice way to make this possible!
Also, I couchsurfed in Hamilton, Canada, and this is the result - I will stay for about four more years. The family I stayed with, they are just amazing and I am deeply thankful that I got to know them.

Interests

I like to travel, meet and talk to people. It is an exciting feeling to be in a city on your own, you discover so much more if it is just you and the surrounding.
At the same time, I like to be at home. Spending time with my horses is one of my greatest pleasures. To be outside in the forest, to breeze fresh air and to listen to the silence.
I also spend a lot of time running. From time to time, I do long distance races, I like the challenge and it's an amazing feeling just running for some hours, having time to just be with yourself and your thoughts. running for me is a kind of meditation, I guess. it's a good contrast to my daily work inside a lab.

Music, Movies & Books

I like indie, alternative rock. radiohead is the band I never get tired listening to. I especially like sharing music. making other people listen to songs that touch my soul is really amazing!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

the best travel I've done in my life was to bolivia. it is such an authentic place.. and if you see Uyuni, the salt desert, it feels like being on a different planet.

Teach, Learn, Share

Not too long ago, I bought a guitar and I practice playing on my own. it's not too successful so far, I am missing time to practice. but I am always looking for a teacher! so, anyone who would like to show me something on a guitar is welcome :)

Countries I've Visited

Bolivia, Brazil, Canada

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Germany

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