- Last login over 10 years ago
Join Couchsurfing to see Syed’s full profile. It’s free!
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me
I am currently divorced and live alone. Still employed in New Jersey, USA. But I am a Californian in and out. Home is in cupertino California where I hope to return soon.
I have 2 children well on their way in life. I have always had an immense curiosity about the planet. I am a born explorer. I always push the envelope to learn new things phoenomenon. Travel is part of that curioisity.
I am a born philopher with many opinions and theories about all that life has to offer. I true believer in
peace on earth and interaction of humanity in a poistive way. I totally believe the humans came into being for one purpose to perpetuate life and propagate it through out the universe.
My most memorable experience was my road trip in 1972 from UK to Karachi Pakistan. Which was a 9 month adventure. I met the humanity in all phases of life. Never met hostility or bad experience any where during the travel. That is one trip that put my faith in humanity as and entity seeking to be at peace but peace for some reason continues to ellude us.
To learn about the world through participation in its diverse sultures. Share positive experiences with others.
Make contributions that have a positive impact on the planet as a whole. Make sense of different relgions and find a common ground for all humanity interact positively.
If I have helped someone out of poverty and into a productive life. It is a reason to celebrate.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
A couch surf member is essentially a fellow exporer. I wish to participate in propagating this ideal to as many as possible. Meeting new people and sharing expriences only brings us closer. I would like to share what ever I can to fascilitate this ideal.
None so far
Writing, Exporation, Travel, invention, meeting new people, discussions on philosphies of life and purpose of life and how to improve it. World peace. General positive contribution toward improvement in quality of life on this planet.
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Usually, deep lyrics and romantic music be it of any enthnicity and culture. What sounds good to ears and titilates the intellect will do.
Only books that trigger new thoughts and enhance my philosphic thinking intrigue me.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Smooth and trouble free trip of 21,000 mmiles undertaken in 1972 on a budget of 3 dollars a day including gasoline and car repairs.
Climbing up to 19,000 feel in Hindu Kush mountains north of Pakistan.
Birth of my 2 children. Cathing my girl in hand prior to her umbilical chord could be severed. She opens her eyes and sees me as her first image.
Rebuilding the engine of a 1950 Chevrolet for the first
time in my life by reading the shop manual and renting tools.
Having hit by a truck while riding a Vespa and landing on my feet while the Vespa is crushed under the truck.
A family taking is into their home in Trabzon, Turkey for one night. While we stood on the road deciding where to find a room for the night. None spoke each others langage but we managed to laugh at our jokes.
A man knocking on the window of our little VW Beetle one early morning in Iran, with a teapot full of hot tea while we huddled in the car for an over night sleep at the gas station.
It was snowing and below freezing outside.
Teach, Learn, Share
I would love to share my extensive experience of interacting with people of many cultures and living among a world community. Being of 2 cultures and with the ability to think in 2 languages I believe I have an insight into things that normally escapes people who have not been expposed.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In