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Explore Europe :) Visit its every country atleast once by 2018!
I am Mihir! (Pronounce 'Mi' as "me", 'hi' as "he" and just add a 'r' at the end of it. Now, say it quickly!)
I *genuinely* enjoy having a good conversation! Even as a kid, when asked what my hobby is, I would claim it to be 'talking'. (As a result, I hardly ever shut-up!) And, if you are the kind of person who loves to talk and interact with people, then I believe we will get along really well :)
Personally, I would like to be a happy man traveling the world at will. Professionally, I would like to be a rocket scientist (the correct term would be space engineer, but wth)! And, fortunately, I think I could manage both. Just a few more years. However, at the moment I work with Shell (long story for later).
I believe I am an out-spoken person who appreciates the company of honest, open-minded and courteous people. A wacky sense of humor is always welcome :) which would then make the two of us.
I love food!! I think I can single-handedly blame this trait to the Indian culture. With the variety of food we have, I think I am spoilt by choice. As an extension, I believe each meal should be special. I am not picky about my meals, but if I had a means of making each meal special, I would. Wouldnt, you? Have you noticed, good food = good mood?
A typical day isn't over until you have done something that you like. Maybe a hearty laugh, a ride down an unlikely road, or a random act of silliness. If not anything, a moment of solitude where you could pick your nose in peace? Okay, kidding. :)
Summarize: Talkative, restless, foodie who wants to travel the world and do something exciting everyday. Fair enough?
ABOUT MY COUCH:
My house is about ten minutes walk from the Groningen central station. Its located at the Grote Markt square (or the town centre) with very picturesque view of the surroundings. The surfers will probably be sleeping in the living room but if there are more, then they can also share my room a room. I just have one sleeping bag and 2 couches to offer. My recommendation is to carry your own sleepings bags (but, its not mandatory).
If you are sending me a couch request, ensure you have filled out your profile. And mention the word spacerocks in the message, to ensure that you have read my profile completely. As a couch, this place is rather chilled out. Though ofcourse, it is important to respect each others boundaries.
If you would like to know more, drop in a line, surfer :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am looking to travel much this year, so participation (surf, hang around or just a meet&greet) is gonna be at all time high. :) Since 2013-2015, I have visited 9 countries.
I have surfed and hosted a quite a few imes, as well.
. Well, I typed out quite a bit but it all got deleted. Lets just talk about this when we meet. In all likelihood, we share a common taste.
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite? It changes as one grows.
Movies: Humorous. Numerous.
Music: It really depends on my mood - I like happy, lively music in general. I appreciate classic rock, jazz and sometimes, country as well.
Books: Are there any books, which one shouldn't like? I read most things that I lay my hands on.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Times spent at the sit out on the beach at my college: www.nitk.ac.in
Bike trip to India's magical land: Gokarna.
Trekking experience at Sangla Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Formula Student event at Györ, Hungary in 2012! :)
Cologne Christmas market!
Visit to Zugspitze, Germany / Austria
2013 New years in Milano with CS community and 2014 in Budapest!
Hitchiking and getting stranded in Belgium.
Mudwalking in Northern Netherlands.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share: My attention, if you are telling me a story. My food, if you like it! My time, if you value it. My experiences, if you would like to hear them.
I can teach: How to talk confidently in public, How to calculate thrust of a rocket (okay, lets not do this if it bores you!), How to make things be presented effectively (your reports, presentations, etc!), How to cook Indian food (the little bit that I know).
To learn: Humility (much much needed), musical instruments, dancing, being ambidextrous, languages, how not to procrastinate! And, any life-hack that saves time :P
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, India, Netherlands