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Hey guys! I'm an American student currently working on my Master's in Translation Studies in Heidelberg, Germany. I hope to work as a professional translator one day but until then I'm enjoying student life and trying to see as much of the world as I can. Outisde of school I enjoy hiking, biking, and developing my own photos.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I always enjoy getting local tips in a city I'm unfamiliar with, and there's no better way to do that than couchsurfing! It's great to take a break from typical tourist activities by just hanging out with someone who knows their way around. Beyond the lodging benefits, couchsurfing is a great opportunity to get to know cool people who I never would've met otherwise.
My small room unfortunately keeps me from hosting, but I have plenty of free time to show people around Heidelberg and hang out!
I once spontaneously couchsurfed with 3 friends in Strasbourg, France, after we met a fellow couchsurfer at a music festival. It was a great experience, and i subsequently signed up myself and couchsurfed on a trip through the Low Countries.
My biggest interest is in learning about other cultures, especially those radically different from my own. I'm also a language nerd who can be fascinated by even the dullest linguistics article.
Music, Movies, and Books
Some of my favorite artists are The White Stripes, The Roots, Santigold, The Clash, John Coltrane, and Massive Attack. I'll read anything by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, or Bernhard Schlink. My favorite directors are Wong Kar-wai, Michel Gondry, Quentin Tarantino, Lars von Trier, and Wes Anderson.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Walked on black sand beaches and around the rim of a volcanic crater in Iceland.
Countries I’ve Visited
Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States