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My mission would be to give my couch surferrs a comfortable happy stay in my home.
I was born in pune which is around 3 and half hours away from Mumbai in a small city.My father was in the Indian Navy so i was born in naval hospital.I have been born and raised up in Mumbai. I am the youngest of five children in my family.So i have been pampered and spoil t as kid .
About my self am easy going, love to talk,love partying,dancing, listening to music.My strong believe in life is that whenever you do something never expect anything back in return,cause than whatever you have done has no value.I also believe that when you give,your blessed with ten times more. I am a big dreamer and trust me whatever i have dream t have got it sooner or later.My motto in life is to Liv life king size and always remember things change over night every minute,so smile be happy and let the whole world smile be happy with you
My Philosphy is it really does not matter what colour race creed or sexual preference you come from,cause at the end of it we all are living humans beings and we all unique from each other.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I love to host people who really believe in the idea and concept of Couch surfing. Would recommend if you have been travelling in India for a while,it could be 1.2,3 or 6 months, and have not couch surfed in smaller cities and places in India,because its cheap staying in a guest house or hostel, sad to say this you have missed out capturing the true local essence of the place, people food, clothing, language, touristy places in India
Remember where there's will and a believe you will find a host any where.....
My itinerary of things to do in Bombay(Mumbai sounds yuck)
1. Gateway of India (Colaba)
2. Taj Hotel
3. Not recommended by me only if you are a rich man,and can pay the check: Leopold Cafe for Shantaram fans...super expensive beer n food (Colaba Causeway)
4. Museum and several art galleries right opposite Regal Cinema (Colaba)
5. Eat at Bademiyan food joint after 9pm n have a beer from Gokul
6. Ncpa at Nariman Point from where the Queen's necklace starts
7. Bombay High Court (Fort)
8. CST railway station
9. Chowpatty beach
10.Hanging gardens for the eagle's eye view of the queen's necklace and chowpatty beach..after 7pm
11.Britannia Cafe for Parsi food lovers (Ballard pier)
12.Haji Ali (Mahalaxmi)
13. Dhobi ghaat (next to Mahalaxmi station)
14. Siddhi Vinayak temple (Prabhadevi)
15. Churchgate station in the peak hours to witness the population of the city, it's a sight to see commuters trying to board the Virar fast train either on platform no. 3 or 4.
1. Bandstand (Bandra)
2. Carter road (Bandra)
3. Linking Road (shoppers paradise)
4. Candies food joint (Bandra)
5. Mount Mary Church (Bandra)
6. Janta Bar (its my fav local pub! noice decibels 180!)
7. Juhu Beach for Indian chaat and Pav bhaji
8. Lokhandwala complex for shopping, coffee bars, sheesha joints.
9. Rehab and Royalty in Bandra for nightlife
10. Ha-wain Shack Pub,Plays 80's and 90's music on the first level,and Hip-hop,house,Trance.Cover charge Sun-Thurs=Rs 500 and Friday/Sunday Rs 1000,Ladies free entry
12. Firangi Panni,Bora Bora,Elbo room,TOTOS,Bungalow 9,Bono-BO,Lager Bay, Olive,Big Nasty.
Check out this Video or Link. You can select your chicken in Bandra market that you wanna cook and eat at home.Date:26.05.2013 Enjoyyyyyy
Enjoy watching the Indian Wedding of Hewy and Clara from Spain my couch surfers in Hindu style ,in my Den(Home),planned impromptu by me at short notice, Carter Road, Mumbai Jan 16, 2013, Enjoy
Safety Tips for Woman travelling in India...Check it out...Safety comes first https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UrPYKpk_7Dzhht4818_mUvkh35o8Gl41ObHAmzI8q-g/pub
Ross Uebergang from Victoria,Melbourne Australia, playing the guitar,a self made composition by him, December 25, 2013 in my den.December 25,2013,
Sergio Pavanello Rossi from Sao Paulo,Brazil on the mouth organ in my balcony November 29, 2013
List of prices a traveler would love to know in Mumbai:
Minimum cost of bus ride is 10rs in a red colored bus.
Minimum cost of rickshaw or tuk tuk is 15rs for the first 1.5 kms and then after the rick fare will not be standard rs. 15 for 1.5 kms. In night which is 12 midnight to 6am the fare would be rs.19.
Taxi fare(non-ac) is similar to rickshaw or tuk tuk around 21rs and in night it is 25rs. However they may refuse to work on meters sometimes. Off late the cab drivers and rickshaws drivers have become very rude and refuse to work for short distance.
Local trains are very cheap and it will not cost more than 20 rs for a long distance journey. Mumbai has 3 train line namely Western, Central and Harbour.
Junk food cost will vary according to location:
Vada pav : 10-15 rs
Pav bhaji : 50-90 rs
grill sandwich : 40-100 rs
shawarma : 100-130 rs
coffee at coffee shops : 65-180 rs
butter chicken : 120 rs and on wards
Chicken tandoori : 130 rs and on wards
Chicken momos (Special delicacy of Tibet) : rs. 80
Alcohol is expensive in Mumbai as it attracts 25% tax with VAT 12.5 % and some places may add service charge and service tax as well.Best bet would be to pick it up from a wine store,and have a drink with your couch surfer
Kingfisher pint(330 ml) will start from 130 rs to 450 rs. Imported beers will be more than 200 rs anywhere.
Whiskey and scotch will be more than 200 rs onwards for a small peg. Always look for happy hours and all the discount prices will be for domestic liquor.
Recommended Beer brands : Kingfisher mild, Ultra and strong, Carlsberg Elephant and Budweiser.
Cheap and most economical transport to get around Mumbai below the Link to Mumbai life line the train timetable
Here you can find all info on Mumbai bus routes
Couch surfing entered my life and brought a ton of amazing people and new good friends, and for me, Couch surfing is the most authentic way of hosting people and experiencing what it would truly be like to live from where they come from.
This is really some thing hard to pen,but can tell you all in person.
Music, Movies, and Books
I love 70's 80's 90's music,slow rock pop,love dancing to bollywood tunes.iam not a good reader,but can read the newspaper cover to cover.Movies any no particular choice.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
All the Disney rides in the 5 theme parks. Did that like a kid.
Teach, Learn, Share
For me life is a learning and from every person that we interact with we are learning something .One has to be flexible in life ,and that will enhance your thinking make you grow and make you feel contented in life.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Couch surfing stories experiences , some useful tips and always good times. Excellent Indian, Continental and Italian pasta made by my cook......
I can provide you with different lists of itinerary with places you can visit and transportation direction to come back to my house safely, I will help you understand Mumbai city from a local perspective which according to me a being a true host and couch surfer
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, United Arab Emirates, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
India, United Arab Emirates