Marika Azoff

Woodstock, NY, USA

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Overview

  • 6 References 3
  • Fluent in English; learning Swahili
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Wanderer
  • Just finished College with a degree in Animal Conservation
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To see the country and live fully in every moment!

ABOUT ME

I recently graduated college where I studied animal conservation and studio art. While those seem like completely different areas of study, I strongly believe that art is the ultimate advocacy tool and can very easily be incorporated into animal conservation! As for now, I'm in denial about needing to get a job and I'm ready for an adventure!

I'm a vegan and an animal rights enthusiast. While I've gotten my fair share of negative reactions at that statement, I am always excited and opened to talking about it! I've had some of the most eye opening conversations with meat fanatics and always welcome a new perspective! I also realize that sometimes when traveling, you gotta eat a little dairy...I accept that.

There's a lot more to me, but why write it all here when we could talk about it instead!

PHILOSOPHY

I am very in touch with my feelings and emotions. I believe in communication above everything else in any kind of relationship. I love to be close to nature and live off the land as much as possible. I try my hardest to live in the moment because that's all we have. Part of the beauty of life is that it's impermanent and I don't want to waste a second of it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've couchsurfed a few times in this country and Canada and had really positive experiences every time!

Interests

I am passionate about so many things it's overwhelming! I act, sing, dance, sculpt, volunteer, laugh, explore, travel, meet new people, learn from people and experience, draw, swim, cook, eat, read etc. etc. etc! If I've learned anything on my travels, it is to be incredibly opened to everyone and everything. I just love new experiences and people and try to live every moment in the moment!

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm in a serious Amy Winehouse phase right now but I love most kinds of music! I love alternative rock, some pop, some R&B, swing, some rap and jazz, although I only like listening to live jazz.

I love reading books that make me think. But I also love getting into a crappy fantasy novel, one with multiple books is preferable!

I am a child at heart and will laugh and cry during any pixar movie. My favorite movies are Harold and Maude, the Emperor's New Groove, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I jumped off the highest bungee jump in the world in South Africa!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Travel stories, good food (I LOVE to cook and can show you that vegans eat yummy things too!), respect, and hopefully a lot of laughs!

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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