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Katie Bhathena

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Overview

  • 46 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati; learning French, Hindi
  • 75, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • Retired housewife
  • Masters degree in Social work
  • From Born and lived in Mumbai..just love it here.am a true mumbaikar
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Love to make international friends, the world is big, but we can make it smaller.

ABOUT ME

70+ with an open mind and an open heart.Studied Sociology and Anthropology in college but took a post graduate degree in Social Work.Worked for years in a Cancer hospital as a Social Worker and Counsellor.Married and then worked as a Director in the family business. Now retired and so can fulfil my love for travelling esp to the remoter areas and looking at new cultures. Willing to experiment anything, if only once. Easy going, do things on the spur of the moment and hate planning trips months in advance. Would rathr walk thru new towns and meet people, instead of taking city tours or visiting musuems.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live...to err is human , to forgive divine..

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host many couchsurfers and believe exchange of cultures will eventually bring peace to our warring nations.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have hosted many female travellers, usually seniors...and have made many many friends. Love to interact with others and being easy going and funloving has helped "culture shocked first timers" in India easily accept a different life style.

Interests

Travelling; Gardening; Meditation...am into Vipassana and Transidental med.; Motor Sport...have Rallied and Raced in India in my younger days, unbelievable but true!!

Music, Movies & Books

Anything that is entertaining...but not seriously into it.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Travelled extensively...but China has come as a very pleasant surprise. Forget the bigger cities of Shanghai or Beijing...the smaller towns are full of curious folks who are ever willing to help out. And Elders are highly respected and revered.. Tibet is an experience not to be missed.

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