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Overview

  • 205 references 68 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil; learning Bengali, Bangla, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • Brand marketing and backpacking
  • Well educated... (He he...)
  • From Chennai and Mumbai, India
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Roda of Life...

ABOUT ME

I sit with a Lonely Planet Coffee Table book and wish that I could see zillion other places.. Thats me in a nutshell.. Actually believe that its not such a lonely planet... Im married to this guy who will travel to any corner of the world with me... Check out my journey at http://www.backpackingninja.com

PHILOSOPHY
If you wanna screw up.. you might as well do it while you are young..

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Live the true essence of CS and get people who respect that into CS... I believe that CS is for people who inherently believe in good human nature... trust comes naturally to those who love CS...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Meeting local people and experiencing a country the way the locals do is completely mindblowing.. I have couchsurfed in Asia, Europe, North America and South America and hosted loads of people through CS and hospitality club... one hell of a great experience...

RECENTLY ON A COUCHSURFING BREAK.....

Interests

Traveling for sure... Capoeira... Can shake a leg to any music.. love dancing... Learning to sing in new languages.. new music... Coffee.. brewing, drinking.. anything to do with coffee... Wine tasting ... and am crazy about MOVIES... and collecting records...

  • culture
  • books
  • singing
  • perfumes
  • dancing
  • capoeira
  • wine
  • coffee
  • wine tasting
  • walking
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • soccer
  • swimming
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies
L'auberge espagnole, Historias minimas, Proibido Proibir are recent favourites.... All Sean penn, Tom hanks, Gael Garcia flicks, Forrest Gump, Dead Man Walking, Amelie, Amores Perros, Motorcycle Diaries, Annie Hall.. Kill Bill blew me away.. One movie that made me cry and changed the way I look at life is Children of Heaven by Majid Majidi.. I am also a sucker for romantic comedies like Notting Hill and My Best Friends Wedding.. Love chick flicks like Devil wears Prada... I watch every possible tv series ... Prison Break.... LOST or 24 ... game of thrones... suits .. homeland... But my all time favourite television series is The Wonder Years (I still look up Fred Savage on the internet)...

Music
Its Pink Floyd all the way.. The Doors, Dire Straits.. Love Classic Rock! In love with Latin Music.. Im just learning

Books
Catcher in the Rye is my favourite. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is my all time favourite book about Mumbai, India.. !!! Its just a must read for anyone visiting Mumbai... Loving julian barnes and alain de boton lately.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with sharks in Galapagos.... Rappeling in Bangkok and loving the height... Watching the grand prix in Monza Italy homeground for Ferrari whom I love ...Watching football in Maracana in Rio...Walking naked in the Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia and losing a big fear.. Just breathing the air in Machu Picchu ... Cycling around Easter Island.. truly in the middle of nowhere... I dont know.. this list kind of seems a little pointless to me after sometime... Every little thing I do when I travel seems to be amazing to me in someway...

Teach, Learn, Share

Anything on capoeira and I am a student..
I would love to learn more about Latin american music, dance and culture from people... I would also love inputs on Wine and Coffee : )

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, India, United Kingdom

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