Chris Merrell

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Social Worker/ Bartender
  • CDI College
  • From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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About Me


Get it together!


My name is Christopher and I have lived in Vancouver, Canada for a few years now. I would like to leave my couch open to the odd traveller here and there, and hopefully there is a couch there for me when I need it as well.

Some people have called me a serious, contemplative or passionate person, but I was often too busy laughing to hear what they were saying.

I will happily wax philosophical, political, high art and culture, LOW art and culture (perhaps my favorite), or even biblical with a desiring cohort.

You can find me listening to anything from Rudimentary Peni, Deep Wound and Black Flag to Philip Glass, Sigur Ross, the Pop classics, and even.... hip-hop... MF Doom anyone?

My home in Vancouver is located in the pleasant neighborhood of Strathcona just a couple minutes from the trains, Chinatown and the Downtown core.

Come burn one (or abstain) and throw some rocks on the Sea Shore!


Anarchist Philosophy;

...Before less-informed judgments are made, let me state that you and I can only wish we were as disciplined, stoic, reasonable, and compassionate as some of the dedicated anarchist thinkers of our time. I believe the term anarchist should spark associations of voluntary virtue in a vacuum of authority rather than voluntary theft and vandalism. To have what it takes to defy the contemporary status quo is to be virtuous.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


New to couch surfing. I intend to leave my couch open to some travellers, especially through summer and fall, and hopefully next year sometime there will be some couches for myself and my lovely lady during our travels!


I have modest amount of couchsurfing experience, but after hosting and being hosted by a handful of people my experience has all been positive. Every member of the CS community that I have met has been a pleasure to be around and I can't wait to get to know more people and places!


Punk Rock, Guided by Voices and also music; Politics, the Arts, David Cronenberg and also Cinema; Mixology (try no to be tooo interested in it) Imported Cigarettes.....
Genuinely interested in getting to know people in any setting, and the setting of is certainly a marvellous setting!

Music, Movies, and Books

Videodrome, Rosemary's Baby, La Jetee, Crime TV Shows like Wire and Breaking Bad; Deep Wound, 7 Seconds, Black Flag, Norn, Siouxie and the Banshees, Mac Demarco, GBV!

Noam Chomsky, Bukowski, Historical Non-Fiction and Politics, Hunter S. Thompson, etc.
Intellectual but I am a lazy reader

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I saw a pale face under blue light
delicate flesh facing me
and all of
the other patrons
How does one suppose
that they are better than anyone else?

Teach, Learn, Share

Genuineness. Many may out-sell me, but in the case of this quality I am difficult to beat. I am also good at teaching rudimentary musical, economic and political theory.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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