Jocelyn McLean

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • 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


Become an audio engineer/ Learn Hungarian / Find my keys


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.


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


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!


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.

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

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

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!

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!

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

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


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!


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

Music, Movies, and 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...

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!
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, Uganda, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, New Zealand

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