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Andrew Stowe

Brookfield, VT, United States

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Overview

  • 107 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • No occupation listed
  • Bates College
  • From New England
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Start a business, find land to farm on

ABOUT ME

I like to have fun. I like to be outside. I like food. I like waking up every morning knowing that the world is full of infinite possibilities.

PHILOSOPHY

Seek to know your place in the world. Seek to know the world's place in you. Seek to know what you want to do and do it. Then forget it all and let go. Live happy and free.
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'Trust in creation, which is made fresh daily and doesn't suffer in translation'
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'But outside there's a world. The great world. All yours. Full of fruit, wine, beautiful ideas, lovely and lascivious ladies, enchanted cities, gardens of electricity and light. All yours.'
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'Nada se pierde con vivir, tenemos
todo el tiempo del tiempo por delante
para ser el vacio que somos en el fondo...
Nada se pierde con vivir, ensaya...'
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'Just keep on dancing,
Dancing on my grave'

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Any way I can. I host when I can, surf when I'm in a new area. Meet-ups, event organizing, and just plain telling everyone whose interested about the awesomeness that is couchsurfing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted and surfed with a lot of people . I'm working on putting together more CS meet-ups and parties, since they are super fun. I've always sought out local CSers as teachers when I'm in an unfamiliar area.

Interests

When I'm not looking for adventures I like to read and write and watch movies. I see food as the key to change - I like growing, harvesting, cooking, serving, eating food. If I care about what I eat, I care for myself. If I care about what I cook and serve, I care for others. If I care about what I grow and how I grow it, I care for the land. Food as a path to social change, farming as the new revolution. What's more important than food?

Music, Movies & Books

On the dark side, Requiem for a Dream, Blade Runner, and Apocalypse Now. On the light side, Juno, Stranger than Fiction, and Sideways. Also Frida and Amélie and Ratatouille. The Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino.
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Jon Krakauer, Jack Kerouac, Han Shan, Borges, Gary Snyder, Kundera, Conrad, Ed Abbey, Michael Pollan, Yeats, Heaney, Gibran, Roald Dahl. The Tao Te Ching. Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness.
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Black Keys, Bedouin Soundclash, Gogol Bordello, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Talking Heads, Ghostland Observatory, Immortal Technique

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I was deported from India once and shipped off to Kathmandu.

Teach, Learn, Share

I try to be simple in actions and in thoughts, patient with everyone I meet, and compassionate towards myself.

Countries I've Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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