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Overview

  • 19 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • seamstress
  • Fairhaven college
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Jo. I'm fairly new to Maine. I spend a lot of time cooking new things, finding new music to listen to, and making things out of fiber. At the moment I am enjoying learning French, building up my new Cilo bicycle, and watching movies from the 1960s.

I'm also on warm showers: www.warmshowers.org/users/j.bell

travel photos can be found here: johanna-bell.tumblr.com

PHILOSOPHY

be grateful and listen.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I joined Couchsurfing before my first big bike tour down the west coast. Then I used it again for a bike tour of the south east states, North Carolina to Louisiana. I also spent 3 months in South Africa, and Couchsurfing helped me connect with people in Johannesburg.

I hosted often when I lived in a big, messy community house in Bellingham, WA, but for the past couple years I haven't been able to. I'm excited to be hosting again!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Most of my experiences have been pleasant and some have been amazing, even life-changing. The rest make good stories, at least.

Interests

mix tapes and animation. card games and house shows. buttermilk biscuits and free flowers.

  • horses
  • dining
  • cooking
  • walking
  • clothing
  • flowers
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • animation

Music, Movies, and Books

Islaja, Moondog, Midori Takada, Brian Wilson, The Microphones/Mount Eerie, Bjork, Robbie Basho, Josephine Foster, LAKE. Agnes Varda, Midnight Cowboy, Chinatown, Daisies. Maggie Nelson, Nadine Gordimer, Toni Morrison, Susan Sontag.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

coasting downhill thru redwood forest in California

walking the length of Cumberland Island, Georgia: live oak, palmetto, armadillos, wild horses, and the ruins of a 19th century mansion

the view from the top of the tallest building in Africa

Teach, Learn, Share

I am collecting jokes and I would love to hear all of your favorites.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Let's cook a meal together! Good food is my greatest wealth, and there is nothing better than sharing a meal with friends.

I am a pro seamstress and my partner is a pro bicycle mechanic, so if your bike, clothes, or gear need repair, wegotchoo.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, South Africa

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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