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Mathias Hamann

Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

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Overview

  • 60 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in German; learning English, French, Russian
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • school, life, university
  • From Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

has seen Damascus!

ABOUT ME

I:
-work with homeless people in Berlin
-teach rhetorics at the University
-write articles as freelancer journalist e.g. about debating in China:
http://www.spiegel.de/unispiegel/studium/debattiermeisterschaft-in-china-kritisch-denken-fuer-anfaenger-a-763444.html

-am addicted to debating
-collect jokes (really, please bring one)

PHILOSOPHY

Always interested in almost everything besides Krautsalad.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Offer a couch and search for a couch and try to promote CS among friends to host and among newbie surfers to write good couch requests (my first hosts gave me inspiration)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS Hosts were always friendly and I learned a lot of them.
CS Guests have been kind and my flatemates liked all of them.

Interests

I collect jokes
I read,
and dance - especially Argentine Tango
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX958pBcOfE

and Lindy Hop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vdMZrrBQUg&feature=related

Music, Movies & Books

Novels:
John Irving's novels
Non Fiction:
Life and death of democracy by John Keane
Elements of moral philosophy
Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahnemann
Music:
Blind Guardian, Sander van Doorn, Richard Wagner

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Walking on a black beach in Iceland
-watching sunrise in the mountains of Iraq-Kurdistan
-beeing under attack while reporting from Afghanistan
-sitting on the ground of the Umayad Mosque in Damascus at the evening, when the sun was gone from the sky but still left in the stones.

Teach, Learn, Share

tell about Christmas in Afghanistan and the fascination of Tango Argentino

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Botswana, China, Croatia, Egypt, Finland, France, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Philippines, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany

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