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Avy Mallik

Washington, DC, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English; learning French, Hindi, Russian, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I am a law student at Georgetown uni...
  • university of oxford, reed college,...
  • From san francisco, CA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Current mission? learning from others...

ABOUT ME

i literally grew up all over the world because of my dad's job - he was a pirate! Nah, he was a diplomat, so I have lived in almaty.. paris, belgrade, hong kong, and many more places. i've lived in san francisco since i was 13, but the travel bug has never left me and is stronger than ever!

PHILOSOPHY

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
~Mahatma Gandhi

The Dude: That rug really tied the room together.
~The Big Lebowski

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i love the idea of opening up my home to other good souls and learning from others - we are all teachers and we are all students on this earth...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

i have, couchsurfed and crashed with kindred souls for years. in barcelona, i befriended a rumba guitar player, and he invited me to travel with his band to the border of france to perform with him... staying in tiny towns in catalonia with locals made my trip something special. i have also showed people visiting san francisco around my city - awesome folks from Ghana, India, Germany etc.

Interests

playing music, writing fiction, environmental action, long bike rides, camping, extended hiking in the wilderness, getting a good drink with friends, spontaneous creation of beatific art....

Music, Movies & Books

authors - dostoevsky, kerouac, martin amis, salman rushdie, cormac mccarthy,

music - everything - django reinhardt, fugazi, jeff buckley, nusrat fateh ali khan, fela kuti, mirah, tupac, bob dylan, pearl jam, radiohead, calexico, john coltrane, son house

movies - big fan of the coen brothers, satyajit ray, kurosawa, wes anderson, woody allen...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

last summer, I biked with my friends for two weeks from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA (1000 km) camping along the pacific ocean! the most beautiful ride ever!

I also spent 5 weeks hiking in the Talkeetna mountains in Alaska! We had no contact with the outside world, and had food flown in by bush pilots who landed in the tundra! We saw grizzly bears and black bears, and were surrounded at one point by over 1000 migrating caribou! There's no place like Alaska....

Teach, Learn, Share

Maybe i can help you smile :) ?

Countries I've Visited

China, Honduras, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Nicaragua, Spain, Uzbekistan

Countries I've Lived In

China, India, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States

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