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Jessica Gimpel

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • No occupation listed
  • Partial undergrad education in envir...
  • From Sebastopol CA (Northern California wine country) USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

play, love, learn

ABOUT ME

Update: My partner and I (https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/moonhalo/) just moved to a permaculture farm just outside of Tucson Az! We are learning about how to live in a sustainable (semi)self-sufficient way. We would love to make friends in the area...hit us up if you want to explore the outdoors with us!

I was traveling around Europe WWOOFing (World Wide Organization of Organic Farms) for 6 months and then became an aupair in Berlin for a year and a half. I went back to Northern California and had a fantastic summer leading outdoor trips with kids!!

I first started traveling while WWOOFing. It was wonderful learning about different cultures, different ways of healthy living and living in an environmentally friendly manner. I am interested in a healthy lifestyle and am interested in herbal and alternative medicine, organic food and gardens, and really care about the way humans impact the environment. I am enjoying emerging myself into the Berlin/German culture and language and city life and love meeting fellow like-minded travelers!

I am open and easy going, love to socialize, cook, swing dance, laugh, play music together, and have good conversation. I love the outdoors, and am truly happy when I am in beautiful places.

PHILOSOPHY

Follow the heart, quiet the mind.

"In the end it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years"

"I never worry about the future, it comes soon enough"

"The order we impose on nature is never more than temporary. In the end the logic of nature will win out over the logic of capitalism, the logic of a factory, the logic of efficiency. Its always been so, and it always will be so. nature is stronger than any of our designs, and nature resists our control." -Michael Pollan

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

During my time roaming around Europe I made so many wonderful connections through CouchSurfing! Traveling is one thing, traveling through CouchSurfing is whole other marvelous thing

Interests

spirituality, swing dancing, cooking, permaculture, music, climbing, backpacking, sociology, wine, gardening, meditation, yoga, tea, learning a language fluently, living life to the fullest

My dream is to one day have my own community center on a permaculture farm. In fact, it's starting to come together already!!

Music, Movies & Books

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Most inspiring and influential book, it has guided me through becoming more spiritually aware and in-tune with life and freedom.

I like a wide range of music, from electronic type stuff to blues. recently really into Balkan swing music!! C2C, Bonobo, Pretty Lights, Gramatik, The Gorillaz, Beats Antique, Wax Tailor, RJD2, Ratatat, Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, Slightly Stoopid, Devil Makes Three, Dgiin, Robert Johnson, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones...etc etc!!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A few years ago I did a vision quest with a 3 day solo in the desert. The lessons I learned through that will always stay with me. Traveling has brought me countless of wonderful encounters of course!

Teach, Learn, Share

I know basic german and spanish. We can practice together!! I'm always open to learning new things and share/teach what I know

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, United States

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