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Friendly medical student from London from a mixed Pakistani-British background. I love getting to know new people, perhaps relaxing over a couple of drinks. I am passionate about travel, jazz and the arts but can strike up a conversation about pretty much anything.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It's a cheap way to travel and allows me to meet some truly interesting people and share experiences. It's these kind of interactions that really define a trip abroad, something you cannot get in a soulless hotel room.
Anything to do with the arts (architecture, opera, ceramics, experimental Bulgarian hip-hop) or anything that stimulates my brain. My ideal evening would involve going to the theatre or an exhibition, then grabbing some drinks with friends, perhaps finishing the night at a jazz bar until the early hours of the morning.
Music, Movies, and Books
My music taste has changed quite considerably over time so I have an appreciation for most genres. However, at the moment, contemporary classical music and jazz are the things that excite me, particularly Bill Evans.
I'm a fan of old school movies, the kind produced by Hitchcock, Kubrick or Welles, but I do also enjoy more lighthearted ones, like Mean Girls or Black Dynamite!
Books is a tough one. Again I am going to be pretentious and suggest a classic, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. However, I do read a lot of non-fiction, particularly stories of explorers or other travel writing.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have just come back from cycling 3500km across Central Asia for two months and seeing I wasn't much of a cyclist beforehand, I'm pretty chuffed with myself.
Teach, Learn, Share
Growing up in London, you are constantly surrounded by people from different cultures, something that I feel may have inspired my addiction to travel. I am very much the kind of person who wants to absorb as much information about these differing cultures and so I hope I would be able to learn a lot from my hosts and perhaps be able to exhibit the cultural peculiarities of an Englishman.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I'm a pretty chilled guy so I love nothing more than just sharing stories about our travels and learning more about one another.
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In