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I'm getting ready to embark on a sailing trip from San Diego, CA to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. After that I want to go back to college to take classes in environmental science and languages.
I'm also learning guitar and hoping to make some more art... I used to make a lot, which you can see here: cargocollective.com/madalynfreedmanart
But it's been a while.
I'm a person, I like people, I like to explore.
I've been wandering around for about 5 and a half years, and I have learned a lot. For work, I mostly have been sailing as a deckhand or mate on traditional ships. I'm excited to be a student and settle down for a while, though.... after I get back from this Pacific adventure.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've surfed a lot, in the past for long chunks of time, but lately it's been more rare. I have hosted a little, but I haven't actually had my own place in... 3 years? So I hope to host some more if I can, in the future.
Wonderful! Couchsurfers are the friendliest people ever.
people, nature, sailing, music, art, books, everything
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: open-minded to all genres, from anywhere. I really like Ali Farka Toure, and Os Mutantes, and Talking Heads, and especially any music my friends make.
Movies: Only good ones.
Books: favorite authors: Italo Calvino, Nicholson Baker, David Foster Wallace, Jesse Ball, Sjon, and (guilty scifi pleasure) Kim Stanley Robinson.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sailing really close to humpback whales! So magical. Like being in the presence of otherworldly gods.
Teach, Learn, Share
I guess I can teach artsy stuff, practice languages, maybe cook together, or just do something we've never done before.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Food, stories, books, art, anything!
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In