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Jocelyn McLean

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Overview

  • 81 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, French, Hindi, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Swahili, Tahitian
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Jack-of-some-trades!
  • Meeting people, listening
  • From Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Become an audio engineer/ Learn Hungarian / Find my keys

ABOUT ME

I'm always looking for new adventures and opportunities. I love live music, and swimming is a building block of my life. I'm learning & taking advantage of things thrown my way.

PHILOSOPHY

Anything not forbidden is compulsory. No weak heart shall prosper. Judge people not on how they treat you, but how they treat others. The world is beautiful through the eyes of it's locals. Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards. Juxtaposition is the spice of life. Be where you are.

No matter what you hear - GO!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am constantly looking for community. I pass along my knowledge with others (aka talk to people until they fall asleep). We share the comfort of our home, and do our best to make travellers not feel like smelly foreigners!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed across East Africa in 2009. Met with surfers abroad to go snorkelling (Marte & Stij) & race in a camel derby (Jenny)! Made lifelong friends in very short days.

2009 Nairobi, Kenya - Sam Mombasa, Kenya - Nick Kampala, Uganda - Donald Fort Portal, Uganda - Emmanuel Kigali, Rwanda - Annunciata Camel derby with Jenny & Jan! Arusha, Tanzania - Mkomwa

2010 New Orleans, US - Darryl Boston, US - Marissa/Aamir Travelled with Kelvin from Wpg-Nfld St John's, Nfld - Jose & Pepa! Fort Lauderdale, FL - Brooke, Bryan & Emerson! Sayulita, Mexico - Tamara! NYE with Tamara, Kerry, Luis & Lauren in Playa del Carmen

2011 Mexico City - Kerry Mexico City - Rene Mexico City - Lulu Mexico City - Yunuen Puerto Escondido, Mx - Andrea & Omar Thunder Bay, Ontario - Kelsey Sault Ste Marie, Ontario - Rowina & Gerry Mississauga, Ontario - Maya!!! Scranton, Pennsylvania - Heather! Brooklyn, NYC, New York - Renat Fort Lauderdale, FL - Brooke, Bryan & Emerson! Medellin, Colombia - Kelvin, Anna, Amu @ Wafflehaus Manizales, Colombia - Geraldine

Sailed Panama-Galapagos-French Polynesia with Jamie, Hanne, Jimmy & Chris!

2012 Auckland, NZ - Anna! Sumit! Thomas! AnnaMarie! Wellington, NZ - Keriann & Jay, Robin & Ciara Napier, NZ - Neil & Katrina Dunedin, NZ - Ruth & Mike, Danuta!!! Queenstown, NZ - Mike! Greymouth, NZ - Marika & Patryk!

After doing the Tongariro Crossing with the Auckland CSing crew, someone pointed out that going to Wednesday Drinks was like coming home. Immersed in it - we ended up doing things together every night of the week!

2012-2013 Melbourne, Vic - Tamara! Alice Springs, NT - Guy Wentworth Falls, NSW - Scott Melbourne, Vic - Roger! Bianca! Magda!

2014 Gillam, MB - Jordan Chicago, IL - Bryan Gainesville, FL - Dip

OH IT JUST NEVER ENDS!!!!!!

I've started hosting as of May 2010 & It's been a great experience! It's tough to look at your hometown from the outside as if it's your first time & see what shines. Challenge accepted!

Interests

Music, adrenaline activities, travelling, hitchhiking, learning unconventionally...

Music, Movies & Books

books: Jurassic Park, His Dark Materials series, Everything Is Illuminated

movies: Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jurassic Park, The Usual Suspects, Memento

When it comes to music... HEAPS!

Punk, Funk, Soul, Ska Metal, underground hiphop/Aussie hiphop, Pop bluegrass, folk, alt-country rock, classic rock not so much electronic, but there are few subgenres I dig Klezmer, Romanian, Afrikan, Malian, Cuban Anything with horns!

Good music transcends genres.

So many Canadian bands & so many Aussie bands!

Here's a few of my longtime favs: Less Than Jake, Rancid, Refused, Against Me!, Propagandhi, Rage Against The Machine, CCR, Gogol Bordello, The Cat Empire, Kids on Fire, Dropkick Murphys, A Wilhelm Scream, Streetlight Manifesto, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, The Format/Fun, Brand New, The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem, Japandroids, Murder By Death, Radiohead, The Crooked Brothers, Hilltop Hoods, Buck 65, Moses Mayes, Rodrigo y Gabriela

My current playlist: John Butler Trio, Jack White, Scissor Sisters, Brand New, Streetlight, Andrew Bird, Bellaruche, Sam Roberts, Goran Bregovic, Antwerp Gypsy Ska Orchestra, CCR, Tegan & Sara, The Herbalizer, Palov & Mishkin, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Aterciopelados, Rancid, The Pogues, The Herd, The Datsuns, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Cohen, Ben Caplan, Jackson Jackson, Mellincolin, The Lawrence Arms

Send me your recommendations!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Having my own radio show & being able to share the music I love with other people! Camel racing! I made 12$ busking in New Orleans playing the wooden xylophone! Sailing across the Pacific! Paddling Hanging with the locals & falling in love with a new country. Over & over again. Finding a home...

Seeing the look on your face...

Teach, Learn, Share

The key to learning to float can be related to many things - you must learn to relax.

Countries I've Visited

Colombia, Cook Islands, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Kenya, Mexico, Panama, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, New Zealand

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