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Overview

  • 174 references 120 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Urdu; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Light Warrior
  • Hope ~ Faith ~ Grace
  • From Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

At present, I am actively learning Spanish and Japanese. I travel to/from Mexico a couple of times per year. I am also actively volunteering, and therefore in and out of the city periodically.

When I host, I prefer non-smokers and a minimum two-night stay. Nowadays I am much more selective about whom I host. My experience as a host has to be enriching for me, especially after hosting hundreds of CSers, travellers and musicians from around the globe.

ABOUT ME

I enjoy anything to do with nature, experiencing magic and beauty in simple things, and living in the moment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Sharing a kind of "trust" that is rare today.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted hundreds of couchsurfers and touring musicians, many of whom the surfing experience remains lasting. I have also been a couchsurfer. I have hosted far more people than the number of references.

Interests

I truly enjoy the outdoors and being in nature. I enjoy paddle-boarding, kayaking, reading, camping, hiking, snow shoeing, cycling and road trips.

Indoors, I enjoy listening to music, reading, meditation, Netflix, cooking, learning languages, and chilling in the hammock.

Year around, I am active volunteering - promoting the arts, responding to emergencies with the Red Cross, and helping people through life transitions, among other fun stuff. Lately I have been back and forth to Mexico to learn Spanish.

  • music festivals
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • magic
  • world music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • philosophy
  • volunteering
  • road trips
  • travel
  • nature
  • museums
  • deep conversations
  • hammocks
  • the arts
  • paddleboarding
  • outdoors activities
  • lounging
  • edm music
  • budhism
  • transformation
  • service
  • synchronicities
  • diversity & pluralism
  • home-cooking
  • connnecting
  • "home"
  • spirit & energy

Music, Movies, and Books

Writers / Poets/Visionries: Yogananda, J. Khrishnamurthi, The Aga Khan, Dalai Lama, Gary Zukav, Noah Lavine, M. Scott Peck, Dan Millman, Mitch Alboom, Eckhart Tolle, James Redfield, Paulo Coelho, Rumi, Ken Wilber, Paul Brunton, Khalil Gibran, Starhawk, Carlos Castaneda, Dorris Lessing, Abraham Hicks, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Alan Watts,...

Music: Downtempo Trance - Psybient - PsyChill - Deep/Ethno House - Ambient/Lounge - Tribal/World - Hip Hop (Music for me is either grounding or uplifting, depending on my mood)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life-changing epiphany.

Discovering concepts like Hope, Faith and Grace while backpacking for 1 year through India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Co-founded a local transformational music and arts festival.

Teach, Learn, Share

Being generous with your material wealth, knowledge, influence, personal resources and time, and making a difference in the world around you.

What I Can Share with Hosts

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I can offer you a very clean and furnished private guest room with fresh linen and towels. Also, you will have access to laundry, kitchen, WiFi, hot tub in the cold weather, bicycles, snowshoes, kayaks, and other leisure stuff.

Whenever possible, I enjoy preparing and sharing meals.

I absolutely love exposing travellers to urban and underground arts, music and cultural scene and even going on excursions to places outside the city i.e. Gatineau Park.

Note: All I ask is that you are respectful of my home. My home is not a hotel or an AirBB nor a hostel. Please help me keep my home clean and tidy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, France, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Tanzania

Old School Badges

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