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Joellen Anderson

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Co-founder Worldly Wags
  • No education listed
  • From Tucson, AZ United States
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To end suffering for as many beings as possible and follow the (personalized) karma yoga path

ABOUT ME

My name is Jo. I am a dancer, vegan, artist, activist, scientist, teacher, and student. I'm totally open to new perspectives and I'm very energetic and enthusiastic about life!

I co-founded a non-profit in Delhi focused on sterilizations of stray dogs. We are trying to build a network of people to sterilize dogs and create a de-centralized structure of resource and information sharing! Pretty nifty, huh?

I laugh all the time. I laugh at everything. I laugh because if I didn't, I would cry.

joandtheworld.tumblr.com

http://youtu.be/K003AFHZwQM

Me llaman el desaparecido
que cuando llega ya se ha ido
volando vengo, volando voy
deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido
cuando me buscan nunca estoy
cuando me encuentran yo no soy
el que está enfrente porque ya
me fui corriendo más allá
Me dicen el desaparecido
fantasma que nunca está
me dicen el desagradecido
pero esa no es la verdad
yo llevo en el cuerpo un dolor
que no me deja respirar
llevo en el cuerpo una condena
que siempre me echa a caminar

PHILOSOPHY

"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous." - Margot Fonteyn

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Quiero vivir la vida aventurera
de los errantes pájaros marinos;
no tener, para ir a otra ribera,
la prosaica visión de los caminos.

Poder volar cuando la tarde muera
entre fugaces lampos ambarinos
y oponer a los raudos torbellinos
el ala fuerte y la mirada fiera.

Huir de todo lo que sea humano;
embriagarme de azul...Ser soberano
de dos inmensidades: mar y cielo,

y cuando sienta el corazón cansado
morir sobre un peñón abandonado
con las alas abiertas para el vuelo

-Julián Marchena

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Solo bueno, (casi) nada malo

Interests

dance (ballet, modern, jazz, african, haitian, cuban, percussive, salsa, merengue), work, surfing, activism, marine biology, art, hiking, djembe, ukulele, people's stories, peace.

Music, Movies & Books

Books:Ishmael, Walking the Walk, Story of B, Turtle Feet, anything by H.H.D.L., Lord of the Rings, The Bone People, Where the Red Fern Grows, Heart of Darkness, A Tale of Two Cities, Animorphs, Timeline, Through Wolf's Eyes, Beowulf, I am Spock, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Universe in a Nutshell, The Time Traveler's Wife, and more!
Movies/TV: 12 Monkeys, Tambien la Lluvia, Shark Water, Star Wars, Star Trek, M*A*S*H, LOST, So You Think You Can Dance, Laberintho del Fauno, Whale Rider, Y Tu Mamá Tambien, The Science of Sleep, Apollo 13, Fight Club, V for Vendetta, Doctor Zhivago, Boys Don't Cry, Lord of the Rings, and more...
Music: Janelle Monae, Nneka, Frank Sinatra, Paula Fuga, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Sarah Vaughn, Bill Withers, Queen, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Madcon, K-OS, Aretha Franklin, Men at Work, Seals and Crofts, Aretha Franklin, Blood Sweat and Tears, Alicia Keys, The Mamas and the Papas, The Temptations, Jason Mraz, Lilly Allen, Regina Spektor, Peter Paul and Mary, Coldplay, Juanes, Eddie Herrera, Imogen Heap, Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole, Bob Marley, Tryo, Merengue, Salsa...so much more!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Once at Rincon de la Vieja I looked up and there was the biggest meteorite I have ever seen in my life and it blazed across the sky for a good 5 seconds. Totally unbelievable!Since I can't have just one...swimming with whale sharks in La Paz, MexicoOff the coast of California we were headed out to an island as we passed by two blue whales longer than our boat!Kinda random but on the way to Venice Beach in LA the craziest Rasta man sat next to me and we had a long conversation about surfing and dancing ("You speak ganja goldy-locks?"). It was one of the first times I wasn't scared to just talk to a stranger.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I can teach you to train a dog, do a jete, cook gallo pinto, make besan laddoos, and english.

Learn: I would like to learn Hindi!

What I Can Share With Hosts

I can cook a couple different Indian meals, a couple different Costa Rican meals, and I bake some mean desserts if you have the ingredients! I can (and would love to) also play with your dog and walk them!

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia

Countries I've Lived In

India, United States

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