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  • 114 References 80 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Portuguese; learning German, Italian, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta), Spanish
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Yoga Ayurveda Thaimassage, writing, traveling...
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  • From From Mozambique to Lisbon, with a stopover in Mumbai
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About Me


If you cannot convince them, confuse them!


If you want to know, come and find out over a cup of coffee or "masala chai" - by the way I make the best masala chai, let no one convince you otherwise ;) So if you mention "masala chai" in your request you have more than average chance of landing on my couch.


Smile! It makes people wonder what you are thinking...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, surfing and sharing opinions, views, suggestions, couch, showing around, local interests, whatever...


Well, I have hosted, been hosted, shown around, organized stuff... so far so good!


Thai massage
Gurdjieff Dances

  • coffee
  • yoga
  • walking
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

AGHORA-At the Left hand of God by Robert Svoboda
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan (a must read)
"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and the choices we make, ... and the choice you make, between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life." -in Shantaram

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walking on fire, twice! Yes, barefeet, of coures! And there's a photo to prove it, too :)

Teach, Learn, Share

The day I stop learning I die.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Mi casa su casa... but there is no WiFi. We can spend more time talking to each other. So do your wifi needs before you come or in a café nearby.
Come with an open spirit to share your experiences, wisdom and smiles, from which we mutually grow and nurture each other, and not because you need a free sleeping space.
Also, be considerate when communicating with me, I do not have 3g so I am not connected to the net 24x7, so in emergency you should call me on my phone, not thru the net or whatsapp or sms. An sms to a foreign number costs me 65cents, a phone call will cost you on average 5cents per minute. If I need 3 sms to reply to your sms It costs me 2€, which is not much if considered independently. But when you receive a lot of CS as I do, my phone bill goes up 4x by the end of the month. So think about it, or you can also get a local prepaid phone card for as little as 2,50€. Thanks for reading this.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Mozambique, Portugal

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