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Asif Malik

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 29 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Urdu
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Promo Agent, Volunteer Event Organiz...
  • University of Ottawa, B.ASc Computer...
  • From Vancouver, BC
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find travelling partners for places in North America I haven't been yet (New Orleans, Austin, Portland, Jasper, Northern BC, or even small local Vancouver Island spots like Sooke). Definitely more likely to say yes to a couch request if there is an adventure out of my city for me too :-)

ABOUT ME

Hi I'm Asif and I'm good at turning any ordinary activity into an adventure!

I like to smile and laugh often and make others laugh even more with dry Canadian sarcasm :-D

I live for creativity in any form of expression whether it may be in conversation, music, dance, cooking or acting/improv. I'm trying out a variety of new things in life including acting classes, culinary experimentation, promo work, learning guitar improv and organizing fun local volunteer events... which I rope my surfers into joining!

I'm happy travelling to places where I can do many outdoor things like hikes and water activities, but discovering or having someone share any cool cafe, unique neighborhood or memorable experience is special to me.

One of my active goals is to do more Volunteerism during travel 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!! :-)

PHILOSOPHY

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've had the best times on CS when I've met some I really clicked with and ended up travelling with them to a beautiful hike, amazing cycling adventure or even up to Alaska!

I'm really keen on hosting people who would also make great travel partners to cool local destinations (Vancouver Island, interior BC, Jasper, Yukon, Northern BC, New Orleans, Portland...). Max 2-3 days for specific dates in requests please (or just declined).

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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted so many amazing people from Europe, the Americas, and Asia over the past couple years. I have had countless fun experiences full of laughs, excitement, adventure, awe, and even happy confusion.

Interests

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

Music, Movies & Books

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

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

Music - Sam Smith, Bahamas, Chromeo, Boy and Bear, Leftboy, Hozier, Coldplay, Outkast, Lana Del Ray, Kid CuDi, Indie, 80s

TV- The 100, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, How I met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, The Daily Show

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

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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