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Anthony Merra

Pisac, Cusco, Peru

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Alchemist
  • Columbia University - NYC -- Graduat...
  • From Nashua, NH, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Raise the current vibrations of this planetary realm to a higher frequency with as much fun, love, and weirdness as societally acceptable. Currently nestled into a cozy little cottage at the base of Apu Pisaq.

ABOUT ME

Have just spent about 4 years, which began in Paris France and led me to the jungles of the Amazon to discover who I truly am and what I want out of life. The Answer? A life full of happiness, learning, loving, and sharing my experiences through writing and art.

PHILOSOPHY

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Edward Sharpe/Alexander Ebert, Conor Oberst, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Little Dragon, Shpongle, Huayno Music de los Andes, pretty much anything!

Favorite Authors: Tom Robbins, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut, Hemmingway, Thompson, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Alberto Villoldo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Paulo Cohelo, Robert Anton Wilson.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

New Years 2012, Amsterdam, Holland. Visited Amsterdam over the weekend before New Years with about 10 people from Paris, both French and Americans. I had been to Amsterdam once before the previous summer, so I was actually a little suprised that the city was not more packed with people than it was. This was soon to change, however, as we got closer and closer to midnight. Beginning around 9 or 10 in the morning, we began hearing explosions, which we assumed must have been firecrackers, but they were not your average firecracker. They were in fact just huge explosions, so loud, in fact, that many of them set off nearby car alarms. They increased in frequency (would have been impossible to increase in intensity as well) throughout the day, as the city center continued to fill with people. In my mind, this culminated with a giant explosion, just a few minutes before midnight, which completely separated me from my group. Fortunately, I made my way back through the swarm of humans to the apartment we had rented to watch the pandemonium, no, anarchy, from our window looking out over Rembrandtplein. Watching out over the activity below, I was very content with what I saw. Whereas some may have seen a dangerous mass of humanity, I had come to see it for what it was, a giant celebration of people doing exactly as I pleased. While of course there were some minor exchanges of violence (mainly people who had had a bit too much to drink) the police did not need to get involved as other, more sober bystanders were able to assuage any situation which arose through passive force. As this was the first evening of the much talked about calendar year 2012, I have taken this with me as extreme encouragement regarding the future of humanity. I came to realize that much of the anxiety and unrest occurring on the planet are just natural for a planet containing 7 billion of us. If we can really make an effort to change ourselves, and being kind to everyone we meet, we have, I think, a really good chance of making it through without all of the pain and catrastophe the news seems to suggest. I suppose this is the main reason that I'm joining the couchsurfing community, to spread kindness and make connections with other like-minded (or even not so like-minded) people.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, Peru, United States

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