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Ashley Barnes

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Last login over 3 years ago

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • No education listed
  • From Isanti, MN, USA
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Build

ABOUT ME

I'm a pretty easygoing person. I work to travel. I think the only real way to see a place is with the people who live there. I love reading and the snow and the ocean. Im very political. Im spontaneous and usually down for anything. I can't party every night, but I can party. My heroes are Malcolm X, George Orwell, John Dewey and Rachel Corrie. Im a Middle East studies student, and I've mostly only traveled to that region, but I really am down to go anywhere.

I love the idea of couchsurfing because it requires an amount of trust so rarely found even among people who know each other. Trust is essential for community, and community is essential for democracy.
Its a beautiful thing.

PHILOSOPHY

Way too complicated to put down here

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have never couchsurfed before.

Interests

Reading
Movies
The Middle East
Arabic
History
Politics
Democracy
Wolves
Horses
Snowboarding
Travel
Writing
Swimming
Model UN
Photography
Painting
People

Music, Movies & Books

The Golden Compass, 1984, Homage to Catalonia, White Fang, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Cry the Beloved Country, Orientalism, everything else written by Orwell or London.
Lord of the Rings and HP, V for Vendetta, Public Enemies, Blow, A Night at the Roxbury, Fight Club.
The Killers

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Standing in the Negev where I could see Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Jordan at the same time.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know some Arabic and have a small library of books on the Middle East and Political Theory. I have good conversation to offer, if nothing else.

Countries I've Visited

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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