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Overview

  • 5 references
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī), Sindhi; learning French, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • IT consultant
  • BSc, MCA
  • From Vadodara, Gujarat, India
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About Me

Hi Everyone,
I am basically from India (Duh!), lived in Toronto, NYC and Vancouver in past 12 years of my life.
Love to travel and explore the World.

Vancouver is practically my home now. I live with my dog in a studio apartment. So if you want me to host you, I can offer a sleeping bag and air mattress in my livingroom/office. As I work from home, hosting you on weekdays will be challenging. Otherwise, I am down to hangout and show you around my city
Here are few things I did:
2011 - moved to Canada with $900

2012 - lived and worked in NYC.
Road trip to Atlanta, GA
Traveled caves of Ohio

2013 - traveled India for 5 months.
Started reading hindu scriptures

2014 - traveled India

2015 - traveled India for 2 months
Learnt swimming (from YouTube)

2016 - Started reading 1 book a month
moved to Vancouver
Learnt snowboarding (from YouTube)

2017 - Started reading 2 books a month
hiked 20 lakes in 20 weekends around Vancouver
Traveled Cuba and Mexico
Did my 1st skydiving and bungee jumping

2018 - Started reading 3 books a month
hiked 20 mountains in 20 weekends around Vancouver
Traveled to India (again)

2019 - Started reading 4 books a month
traveled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua

2020 - Started reading 5 books a month
traveled to Vegas, grand canyon and Ohio
Hosted a podcast for 3 months (name: almost buddha)
Created a YouTube series on "Bhagwad Gita"
(Channel name: bababhavesh)

2021 - traveled India for 10 months
Got 500 hours yoga teacher training certification from Rishikesh (yoga capital of the World)
Transcendental meditation certification (Dehradun)
Traveled Germany for 4 weeks

2022 -
Trip to Toronto (Apr)
Got my puppy (Meera - May)
road trip to Montana (May)
Road trip to Penticton (Jun)
Camped at Otter lake, hikes lake (Jul)
Camped at Sasquatch provincial Park (Aug)
Kelowna (Oct)
Columbus, Ohio (Dec)

2023 (upcoming)
Columbus, Ohio (Mar)
Honolulu, HI (Apr)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

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Interests

Intereated in different cultures, World politics, music, cricket, vegan food

  • writing
  • yoga
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • cricket
  • history
  • hitchhiking
  • travelling
  • cultures
  • reading books
  • meeting new people
  • ashtanga yoga
  • reading and writing
  • hiking in the mountains
  • history and culture
  • medium

Music, Movies, and Books

Bhagwad Gita, Power of now, outliers,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cuba

What I Can Share with Hosts

New stories about my experiences

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, India, United States

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