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Dilip Patel

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 72 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Spanish; learning French, Latin, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta)
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Working for The United Nations
  • (Specail Designed Major) ~ M.A in "G...
  • From California
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discovering little secret corners of the world and possibly making heart-felt connections on the way.

ABOUT ME

At the moment: discovering the earth's desecrate corners --urban cities to village landscapes that perhaps some may never see... I grew up in both San Francisco and Los Angeles California, however, this past decade my geography has been flipped around -- traveling over 30 countries and living on 4 continentes from Madrid, Ghent, Senegal and Istanbul and India. I work for the U.N and more recently taking a break -- working on a short film.

PHILOSOPHY

'He is truly wise
who's traveled far
and knows the ways of the world.
He who has traveled
can tell what spirit
governs the men he meets'

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Its changed my directions in life in many ways.... Anyone else?

Interests

I Love to: Laugh - Listen, Travel to far places, be inspired by a good book, Become into my dreams, Sip a good cup of Coffee, helping the unprivileged parts of things, Rock climbing,The ocean sounds and serenity, A good challenge, The unexpected joys of life, Making others smile, Philosophy to photography, Looking at an Atlas, Stretching, The first step off the plane into a new country-- hitting a reset button, Good company and conversation, Waterfalls, A good dance, Elephants, Music, Metaphysics, World Geography - its peoples, My family, Making heartfelt connections in desecrate corners of the world, a good meal - and sharing it, Good vibes, the Small things in life, The lower east side, Having a good day, week, month and year ...

This list could go on for infinity-- I'll leave the rest for us to discover

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Anything that can move the soul and take full control- Jazz, Dub, Asian Underground, Roots Reggae, Drum and Bass, Classical Hindustani, Delta Blues, Roots and underground Hip Hop, World, Dub Step, some of this, some of that..

Lapalux, Rhye, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Bon Iver, James Blake, Little Dragon, jj, Chet Baker, MIA, Howlin Wolf, Belle & Sebastian, Aloe Blacc, Miles Davis, Asian Dub Foundation, Vijay Iyer, Talib Queli, John Coltrane, Tribe Called Quest, Talvin Singh, Paris trio, Niten Sahwney, Dave Mathews Band, Camera Obscura,The Roots, Ben Harper,Das Racist, Diplo, Luryen Hill, Arrested Development, Lindstrom, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Elliot Smith, Nirvana, James Blake, Black Keys,Miles Davis, B.B King, John Lee Hooker, Baba Zulla, Dhammal, MIA, Billie Holiday, Tupac, Merchan Deda, Marvin Gaye, Elliot Smith, The Streets, Ravi Shankur, Zakkir, Gotan Project, Rupa and the April, Nine Simone, Youssou N'Dour, Baaba Maal, Fishes...the list goes on... and on.

Books: works of- Camu, James Baldwin, Amartya Sen, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Pablo Neruda, R. Tagore, Orhan Pamuk, The Alchemist, The Kite Runner, Think on Things, Tagore,Things fall apart, Hind Swaraj by M.G, Unaccustomed Earth, Interpreter of melodies, life of Pie, the list goes on... and on.

Top 3 movies at the moment:
The falling & Babel & Samsara

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Reaching the highest and lowest points in the world ~
the Himalayas to the Dead Sea-- Casually Epic.

Teach, Learn, Share

become your dreams, and have a nice little dance on the way.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I deff know the best coffee in town — and if your like me, living in casually epic waves of travel and lifestyle— then surely, some good stories and vibes in exchange.

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, India, Japan, Spain, United States

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