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Overview

  • 15 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Danish, French, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, Swahili
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Project Officer for International Centre for Sustainable ...
  • Norway, Japan, Canada, Uganda
  • From Vancouver Island
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To bring sustainable agriculture to the world!

ABOUT ME

Travelling for me is part of the journey through life. I learn about myself and the world while experiencing different cultures. Plus, it's just plain fun!

Check out my photos: www.flickr.com/photos/aftonhalloran/

Blog: www.aftonhalloran.wordpress.com

PHILOSOPHY

A wise woman once said "There are two important things in this world that connect us: Food and Music." Whether you disagree or not my personal philosophy is that if we can all enjoy a sustainable, secure food system then many of the worlds problems can be solved. I want to live a life full of good food and music... which is really a symbol of global harmony, because isn't that what connects us after all?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

If I want to understand the world why not do it through meeting the citizens of the world! You never know what kind of experiences can happen out of a simple conversation :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Vilnius, Lithuania
Riga, Latvia
Tallinn, Estonia
Stockholm, Sweden
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

And many other couches... but not through CouchSurfing

Interests

Sustainable Agriculture, Food, Baking, Cooking, Climbing, Hiking, Running, Cycling, Travelling, International Development Studies, African Studies, Language, Travelling, History, Learning New Things, Singing, Cheese and Wine, Dancing, Photography, Local Food, Agroecology, Soil Science, Diving, Gardening, Herbal Medicines, Kayaking, Making Jewlery, Making Cards, Writing in my Travel Journals, Living in New Cultures, Crafts... etc. Anything!!

  • writing
  • singing
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • cheese
  • baking
  • running
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • boating
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • rock climbing
  • track and field
  • agriculture
  • history
  • science
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Dark Star Safari, Anything by the Great Vandana Shiva, We Die Alone, In the Shadow of the Sacred Grove, Kite Runner, Shantaram, In A Sunburned Country, Travels with Herodotus, In the Shadow of the Sun

Music: Cut Copy, Do Make Say Think, Amadou et Miriam, The Presets, The Knife, Royksopp, Feist, Fever Ray, Bat for Lashes, Dobracaracol, Erika Badu, M, Beruit, Broken Social Scene, Great Lake Swimmers, Wilco, Coco Love Alcorn, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Datarock, Delhi 2 Dublin, DJ Champion, 2ManyDJs, Empire of the Sun, John Butler Trio, Kings of Convenience, La Roux, Lykki Li, Les Nubians, Metric, MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Ratatat, Sneaky Sound System, The Waifs, Vampire Weekend.....The list goes on!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skiing for 17.5 hours (by accident) to find a hut in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, Canada... it's a long story. I'll tell you about it if we meet. :)

Travelling on a crammed boat at 1:00am from the Tanzanian Mainland to Mafia Island - Not really sure if we were going to make it!

Scrambling over the hills of Gombe Stream National Park to track Jane Goodall's Chimpanzees! And nearly being attacked by an alpha male chimp.

Teach, Learn, Share

My passion lies in food democracy and agricultural equality. So I think that I could teach a lot about these things and also have some great debates about it! However, I really don't like to limit myself and I really love to talk about anything, especially the outdoors and travelling!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Rwanda, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Denmark, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Tanzania, Uganda

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