Delaney Nolan

Iowa City, IA, USA

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About Me


enjoy it before i'm old and gray


Formerly Istanbul, formerly formerly NOLA, now I am in Iowa City, land of corn

I'm a pretty laid-back girl who loves to make new friends over a beer. I have been described as "dark," "funny," "slow," "a danger to herself and others," and "you have really freakishly small ears."

I like Tom Waits, Bon Iver, Des Ark, New Orleans, night walks, books, bars, secret levee treehouses, being loud, being quiet.


"'Cause every place I go I take another place with me."
--Justin Vernon

"Every place I leave, by accident I leave a piece of me."
--Aimee Argote

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


A friend swung through who was travelling the country using CS. My roommates and I jumped all over it.


I hosted a few people in New Orleans and it led to fantastic adventures.

I've used it to surf at a crazy commune/farm in West Texas desert. It was awesome.


the Mississippi, industrial junkyards, night train horns, north korea, exploring, bright paint on broke-down buildings, radiators, scotch-taping my mouth shut so the bus witches won't steal my teeth, building friends out of sand and/or coconut leaves and/or volleyball, having dreams about reindeer and waking up angry

Music, Movies, and Books

Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, Blind Snooks Eaglin, Skip James, Nina Simone, Des Ark, Japandroids, The Sidekicks, Nick Drake, Sigur Ros, The Weakerthans

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Zeitoun, Middlesex, I Capture The Castle, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Cat's Cradle, Wise Blood, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, As I Lay Dying, All the Pretty Horses, Tess of D'Ubervilles, Circus Bulgaria

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I jumped off a bridge into the Vltava River and got picked up by Czech cops. It was stupid.

I saw a priest run into the Black Sea on a freezing night. He gave me a hug. He had a big beard and it was scratchy.

I walked through the market of birds in Istanbul and there were feathers falling out everywhere.

I spent one month in a cottage in rural Eastern Iceland, alone, on an artist's residency.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have books

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Turkey, United States

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