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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
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.
Most of my experiences have been pleasant and some have been amazing. The rest make good stories, at least.
mix tapes and animation. card games and house shows. buttermilk biscuits and free flowers.
Music, Movies, and Books
Islaja, Moondog, Midori Takada, Brian Wilson, The Microphones/Mount Eerie, Bjork, Robbie Basho, Josephine Foster, LAKE. Agnes Varda, Mike Leigh, 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