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Melissa Anselmo

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Last login 8 months ago

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Overview

  • 29 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Indonesian, Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • globe trotter and student
  • Peace Studies & Environmental Studi...
  • From Boyds, MD, USA
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

fly like paper

ABOUT ME

I just returned to the U.S. from being overseas. I am brand new to this city of Boston, so am happy to meet people!

I have spent a lot time in Indonesia and New Zealand and love talking about those amazing places. And very happy to put you into contact to great people and surfers if you're planning a trip there!

PHILOSOPHY

"Many poets have asked us what we will do with our precious lives. Not the precious life that starts when I get out of here, when I make more money, when I get stronger-- no. This life. This one, extraordinary, unfettered, improbable, never-to-be-repeated-in-a-breath-just-like-this-one, wild and precious life. This unlazy, enlivened, awakened state of being â

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Introductory coffees, CS gatherings in NZ & Indonesia, hosted CS parties in Indonesia, travelled with fellow CSers.

Excited to join the Boston CS community

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

meeting fantastic people who have shared different views and crazy experiences. a CSer even helped me find a wonderful house in Indonesia! And I met one of my current roommates via CS... so I can say it's been a great way to meet fascinating people..

Interests

horses, photography, scuba diving, dancing to bad music, hiking, swimming in oceans, skiing, wine, those 3 am conversations, pina coladas, cheese, learning to cook, beaches, politics, npr, health justice work, live music, great conversation, an even better book

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Shantaram, Kite Runner, Midnight's Children, the Hungry Tide, the Help, Poisonwood Bible, Omnivore's Dilema, She's Come Undone
Music: Indie-folk, Bollywood, alternative, finding the local music scene
Movies: Amelie, shawshank Redemption, v for vendetta, Over the Hills and Far Away, the Departed, Good Will Hunting

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Trekking to Everest Base Camp, the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Scuba diving a shipwreck off Virgin Gorda, seeing a live tiger in the wild (while on an elephant), hiking to the top of Santa Maria Volcano under the full moon in Guatemala, Surviving a Storm on the way to Krakatau, New Years Eve on Moko in Indonesia....

visited 32 states (14.2%)Create your own visited map of The World

Teach, Learn, Share

can teach you how to ride a horse!

brew beer (keeping in the Cambridge way)

always up for language exchanges... I'm working on my French..

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, United States

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