Asif Malik

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • 35 References 31
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Urdu
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Social Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding Champion
  • University of Ottawa, B.ASc Computer Engineering
  • From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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About Me


Enjoy small town life in beautiful places with really special people. Hike, bike and run through breathtaking landscapes with vibrant autumn colors. Eat delicious local food and cook new innovative dishes. Volunteer on a project with a real impact in a place where my help is really needed.


I just finished a project with Change Heroes to help fund houses in Latin America for people living in slums and now it's time to travel again!

I like to smile and laugh often and make others laugh even more with dead pan sense of humour :-D

I live for creativity in any form of expression whether it may be in conversation, music, dance, cooking or improv. I'm a social entrepreneur taking break to travel and find some more external creative influences for my next projects. At home I like to try new things such as acting, international cooking, startup work, simple guitar songwriting and volunteering with kids!

I really enjoy outdoor travel adventures with hikes and beautiful photography, but also like finding cool local spots like unique neighborhoods, cafes or anything that can easily be turned into a memorable+laughable experience :-).

I want to volunteer during my next travels to give back more across the world and experience travel in an even more meaningful way.

I can't wait to host you, surf your couch or just hang out at a cafe or on a mountain top!! :-)


Make deep connections, Be open-minded, Dance freely, Make music, Live actively, eat healthy and local, Discover incredible Places with amazing people, Avoid rushing through life!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


On CS I've met some friends I really clicked with and ended up travelling together for nice hikes, cycling adventures and to Alaska.

Last year I hosted my now good friend Iris from London and one of my most memorable CS experiences was travelling with her through Alaska after :-D


Hosted many people from Europe, America, Mexico and South America over the past couple years. Have had fun(ny) experiences and learned a lot.


Hiking, Cooking, Cycling, Guitar, Film, Fitness, Small Towns, Roadtrips, Tennis, Beaches, Ocean, Animals, Gardening, Writing, Slam Poetry, Cafes, Picnics, Drum Circles, Improv, Camping, Music Festivals, Sushi, Volunteering, Startups

Music, Movies, and Books

Books - Joe Sacco - Palestine/Footnotes in Gaza, I am Malala, Reza Aslan - No God but God, The Shock Doctrine, 50 Shades of Grey

Movies - Amy, 100 Foot Journey, Un Cuento Chino, Three Idiots, The Other Guys, Idiocracy

Music - Bahamas, that one catchy Drake song, Coldplay, Kid CuDi, Indie, 80s

TV- The Knich, GoT, Brooklyn-99, The 100, Walking Dead

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Mountains of the Rockies, Hills of Eastern Slovakia, Canals of Amsterdam, Migration of Wildebeest in Kenya, Adriondacks of New York, Wimbledon, My Families villages in Pakistan

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing Recipies/Cooking, A few guitar songs, Many Laughs, Intellectual Conversations, Fun Conversations, Funny YouTube videos, Stories about CS/Travel/Film, Interior Design advice, Practice with English

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good food, cooking, cleaning, outdoor adventuring, some guitar songs, stories about love, life and dreams, hugs, a guaranteed spot on a big comfy sectional couch in downtown Vancouver

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Czech Republic, United States

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