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Darshan Meda

Irvine, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning French, Italian
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Design stuff that fits into bigger s...
  • MS- Aerospace Engineering
  • From Bangalore, India
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About Me

Live life a bit differently...

Adventurous, automotive enthusiast and dabbling with a camera; I love nature & wildlife. I really, really like cold weather. A gadget freak, F1 fanatic and I like sarcastic, witty humor... I try to do different & new stuff constantly and I disdain routines.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

To discover the world, one place at a time. CS provides a great perspective by putting travelers in touch with locals! The camaraderie is great, no matter where you bump into a CSer in the world and that's quite rare in this era.

My CS mileage is quite limited; I first surfed while stuck in Canada for 2 months... Good times! I've loved every CS experience since then.

Interests

Photography, motorsports (watching, haha!), astronomy, hiking, reading and long road trips!

Sometimes, I go flying with a local pilots group although I don't have a license. I generally man the radios :)

Music, Movies & Books

I don't have a particular type.

Music is very eclectic, books are generally whatever tickles my fancy: world history, fiction, science, satire & some light reads; but I tend to read more than 1 book at a time.

I prefer foreign/independent/comedy movies. I also watch the newer action-hero type movies for the awesome CGI. Apollo 13, Top Gun, Rush & Le Mans rank high. Top Gear deserves an honorable mention :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Solo non-stop 17-hr drive from Calgary to Yellowknife for the über-rare 2012 Venus Transit

Good memories: Sunrise over the desert in Utah, meteor showers over the Californian high desert, cruises on the PCH, dune riding in Dubai & being charged by an elephant in Maasai Mara.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, United States

Countries I've Lived In

India, Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States

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