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Overview

  • 76 references 48 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, Malayalam; learning Hindi
  • 76, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Administration
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Feb - Mar 2021: Traveling around Goa. Please leave a message to connect. 👋

Instagram: @nazeemkottalath

PS: I'm straight. Not sexually interested in men. Do not misread my request to hang out or travel together.

PPS: Two more weird incidents even though I wrote above message. Kindly refrain — I won't spare from posting neg ref no matter how good you are at grooming.

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ABOUT ME

After graduation in Business Administration, I did a typical 9 to 6 job for a year and a half. During this period, I managed to visit beautiful destinations in India like Ladakh, Himachal, Mumbai, Agra, Rajasthan, White Desert of Kutch, Kerala (Alappey, Western ghats), etc.

Later, I realized 9 to 6 job wasn’t my cup of tea. Since I need money for my travels, I thought why not make it out of my passion. I gathered courage and quit my job and started selling tour packages and related services of the places that I have been to via Instagram under the name of Monk In Shorts.
www.instagram.com/monkinshorts , www.monkinshorts.com

Monk In Shorts was founded on a zero budget and I am the sole person behind it. I have had more than 650 travellers in a year since the inception. Later, I collaborated with Tripoto (India’s Lonely Planet) as well. Now, Monk In Shorts has more than 24,000 followers on Instagram. I save money and travel whenever feasible. Pretty content with life. :)

Find my travel photos here, www.instagram.com/nazeemkottalath/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To see a place through local's perspective, to befriend like-minded people from different parts of the world, to know what it is like to live in a place.

Interests

Find my travel photos here, www.instagram.com/nazeemkottalath

  • photography

Music, Movies, and Books

The count of Montecristo

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Solo backpacked 13 European destinations in Feb 2018 for 33 days under a budget of 1 lakh INR / 1400 USD.

Went to Bakthore near Line of Control in Gurez Valley of Northern Kashmir where there are no hotels or guest houses, with the hope that locals would invite me to their houses. They did and I had the best time of my life with them despite the language barriers. The place I stayed was just 20 meters away from no man's land. I had lamb meat for first time from there. Those three days were amazing and this travel completely changed my views of Kashmiri villages close to LOC!

Teach, Learn, Share

There is something to learn from every experience and every human being.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can talk endlessly if you are up for it, or stfu if you have had a hard day.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bhutan, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea

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