Samir Mehta

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Fluent in English, Gujarati; learning Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • environmental activist
  • graduate - public adminstration
  • From Bombay
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me


travel as often, time and money permitting


Having spent years as an environmental activist in a southern country, I have become a cynical optimist. Cynical that nothing will ever change and optimist that it will. Contradictory. But true.
Love travelling. Enjoy meeting people and discussing experiences and exchanging notes


I have complete faith that basic human nature is good, and allow for human failings and weaknesses. I know I have plenty of them. :-)
It is the small things in life that matter, that make life special, worth living.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Can definately refer friends, vouch for them, write references, success stories


Surfed couches in Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Berlin and some cities in Mexico. Met other CS members in Frankfurt/Main and Hamburg. All experiences were good / very good, and shared all kinds of life's experiences with hosts, other CS or HC members and their friends.


walking, travelling, reading, talking about life's experiences

Music, Movies, and Books

movies - action, social; music - light, classical

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen plenty. How complete strangers go out of their way to help a fellow traveller or a visitor to their village / city. I could recount many such instances.

Teach, Learn, Share

What was nice was that most people switched to English when I was around. This made me feel included. Small gifts, especially representing home country, that are of use are greatly appreciated. e.g. Indian spices and incense sticks

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Singapore

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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