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Overview

  • 9 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • snake-charmer, lion-tamer, apprentice-wizard, pilot-in-tr...
  • MS
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Making the most of each day

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Can host, meet for a drink/coffee, show the sights, or join you for an adventure :-)

Interests

hiking, biking, running, swimming, surfing, playing basketball, paragliding, scuba diving, reading books, making friends

  • books
  • coffee
  • running
  • drinking
  • flying
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • basketball
  • paragliding
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Varied interests, too difficult to categorize.
Music - U2 & Beatles are old favourites.
Books - P.G. Wodehouse, Douglas Adams, Jared Diamond, Steinbeck, George Orwell, J.K. Rowling, Arthur C Clarke; to name just a few of the authors whose works I adore

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

For the most wonderful sight I've seen, a very close tie between the fjords of Norway & the micronesian islands of Palau.
And I love Sydney. Everday that love grows stronger - I feel so lucky to call Sydney my home!

Teach, Learn, Share

Regarding Snake-Charming & Lion-Taming: The most important thing to bear in mind is that snakes can be charmed while lions can be tamed, but never the other way around.
Regarding wizarding & flying: Those of us from the east have long realized that flying carpets are much more comfortable than broomsticks, especially for your backside.
Regarding everything else: Don't Panic!

More mundane but useful tips for Sydney couch-surfers.
1) Sydney can be an expensive city, and even public transportation can get costly. Hence I highly recommend getting a weekly travel pass once you're here. That gives you unlimited access to the buses & ferries, and/or trains. (Ferry travel in Sydney is pretty cool!). Note that there are different types of travel passes, with different coverages & prices. For more info, check out their website http://www.131500.com.au/faresandpasses/travelpass.asp

2) Regardless of where you're couch-surfing, get yourself a pre-paid mobile phone/SIM card. It enables you to contact your hosts & vice versa. It's invaluable for couch surfing, especially in today's fast-paced unpredictable world where plans are often subject to last minute changes & extenuating circumstances (traffic jams, train delays, etc, etc).

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, France, Germany, Guam, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, India, Japan, Spain, United States

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