Maddy Patel

Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

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  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī); learning Italian, Telugu
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • International Management, Computer Engineering
  • From Hyderabad, India
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I am the kind of guy your mother wouldn't want you to meet. Just Kidding!

Globetrotter, AIESECer, Animal Rights Activist, Dreamer, Non-materialistic, Couchsurfer, Hitchhiker.

If I could make everyone in the world watch one TED talk, I would make them watch

A few years back I came across a movie which changed my life forever! Watch this powerful, informative, and FREE movie EARTHLINGS

I am passionate about animal rights and finding solutions to issues that mankind faces. I enjoy dancing and partying! I am mostly agnostic, but Jainism and Buddhism inspire me a lot.


Do different things and do them differently. Thou shalt win! - my neurons

Measure your success not by the material possessions you acquire, but by what you give back to the world. - my neurons

Don't ever let somebody tell you that you can't do something. You gotta dream, you gotta protect it. Period! - Chris Gardner

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet interesting people, travel, and collaborate


Travel, Tennis, Salsa, Bachata, Running, Adventure, Yoga, Hugging, Ocean, Psychology, Hitchhiking, Photography, Foreign language films, Puzzles, TED Talks, Math, Physics, Astronomy, Effective Altruism, Philosophy, Cats, Puppies

Music, Movies, and Books

Books : The Alchemist, Wings of Fire, Five Point Someone
Movies : Forrest Gump, Titanic, The pursuit of Happyness, La vita e bella (Life is beautiful), Samsara (2001), Life of Pi, Aamir Khan movies, Rock On !!, DDLJ, RHTDM,
Shows : The Big Bang Theory, HIMYM, House of Lies
Music : MJ, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Rihanna
Food : Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Caving under Budapest
Swimming at the beach - El Masnou (Barcelona) at 3 AM
I once drank half a bottle of vodka in one go. Neat. True story!
Slept under the stars at Alvor beach, Portugal

Teach, Learn, Share

I can discuss about my travel experiences, about global issues or any random topic under the sun. I would also like to learn about your country and culture. I am always keen to learn new things in life. So, I would be happy to learn anything you wish to teach.

I can make some delicious Indian, Italian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern dishes.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Time, Food, Drink, Couch

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

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