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Erick Mayer

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Overview

  • 48 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia...
  • From Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to see the world and to be happy

ABOUT ME

I was born in Arequipa, Peru. I lived there until some years ago, when I moved to Lima and there continued to study medicine. Now I moved to NYC and I am doing my residency in pediatrics.

I like medicine, but I know it is just an important part of my life. Important, but just part of it...

Describing myself is not easy. I am laid back and calm guy. I like music, a cold beer and good chat. Sometimes, loud music and party; sometimes, a good book or a movie are all I want for the weekend. Travelling, hiking, and couchsurfing (of course) are other hobbies.

PHILOSOPHY

"Un hombre que paseaba por un campo se encontró con un tigre. Dio media vuelta y huyó, el tigre pisándole los talones. Al llegar a un precipicio,se agarró a la raíz de una vieja parra y se dejó colgar sobre el abismo. El tigre lo olfateaba desde arriba. Estremeciéndose, el hombre miró hacia el fondo del precipicio, en donde otro tigre esperaba ávido su caída. Sólo la parra lo sostenía. Dos ratones, uno blanco y otro negro, se acercaron de entre unos arbustos y empezaron entonces a roer la raíz. A su lado, el hombre vio una fresa de aspecto suculento. Aferrándose a la parra con una mano, pudo alcanzar la fresa con la otra. ¡Qué deliciosa estaba!"

In english (sorry for the bad translation):

"A man walking across a field encountered a tiger. Turned and fled, with the tiger at his heels. When he reached a precipice, clung to the root of an old vine and was left hanging on the abyss. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Shuddering, the man looked at the bottom of the cliff, where another tiger was waiting avid his fall. Only the vine sustained him. Two mice, one white and one black, came from the bushes and then began to gnaw at the root. Beside him, the man saw a delicious-looking strawberry. Clinging to vine with one hand, could reach the strawberry with the other. It was delicious!"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

While I was living in Arequipa, I used to host regularly. I was the CS city ambassador there, too. It was really fun. I've met a lot of new, different and amazing people. Some pictures about that here. I have surfed couches also. The first time was during my trip to Colorado Springs and it was amazing (Thanks for that Sarah!!). Long story short, CS is amazing!

Interests

People, cultures, different points of view... I don't know. I am a curious person.

Music, Movies & Books

I like reading. Some book i enjoyed are: Cuerpos y Almas (Maxence van der Mersch); El Principito, Ciudadela, Tierra de hombres, Piloto de Guerra, Vuelo Nocturno, Cartas a un rehen (Antoine de Saint Exupery); El pórtico del misterio de la segunda virtud, El misterio de la caridad de Juana de Arco (Charles Peguy); El lobo estepario, El juego de abalorios (Hermann Hesse); El jugador, Crimen y Castigo (Dostoyevski); La ciudadela, Las llaves del reino (A.J. Cronin), todos los de Asimov, El hombre demolido (Alfred Bester), etc. etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I would say spending a couple of days in the Laguna Azul, in El Sauce, Tarapoto; the Inka-Trail is amazing; rafting in the Apurimac River is one of the funniest and scariest thing I have done. The Uyuni Salar, in Bolivia, is beautiful also.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have been in a lot of places in Peru, so maybe I can give some good travel tips, too. I am willing to learn and I like to hear about different places, cultures, foods... Something I really like from CS is that you can meet people that you wouldn´t have met by other means, so I try to learn about all the great people I met.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Peru, United States

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