Kapish Singla

San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • BA in Anthropology
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About Me


defy time and space


I am originally born/raised in New York, but most recently have been living in San Francisco. In college, I studied cultural anthropology, and since then -- I have been working for documentary film foundations and arts non-profits. I most recently completed an AmeriCorps (PeaceCorps in America) year in California and in Summer/Fall 2014 - I will be traveling around Europe.

In my free time, I enjoy going to bars and to shows. I enjoy the pace of cities (having more or less lived in them my entire life). But I do find it necessary to be out in nature on the weekends for long hikes or bike rides.


I try to be grateful about the experiences and memories and people that I've had...and I think this is a frame of life that we can all benefit from in terms of not letting the past bog us down.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I was recommended to join the community by a fellow anthropology student who had done hir thesis on couchsurfing. I had the opportunity to start my couchsurfing in the Summer of 2010 while riding Amtrak trains around the country for my own thesis. I had a lovely experience meeting new people in cities that I was curious to get a more insiders view on. I have continued to see CS as an important tool of how one can more meaningfully travel.


i began couchsurfing as i traveled around the States for my undergraduate thesis. I have had many memorable experiences and I hope that this website becomes a recurring place and site in my life.


photography, polaroids, trains,(bodies of) water, found objects, cool spaces/abandoned places, folk music, postcards, southern literature, biking, conversation, rocking chairs, anthropology, dancing, sitting in nooks

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: woody allen (radio days - is my favorite!); sans soleil; lacombe lucien; before sunset; slacker; all about my mother; shame; lost in translation; the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford, documentaries

music: cat power, the national, the gaslight anthem, the avett brothers, beach house, neutral milk hotel, neil young, robyn

books: giovanni's room, walden, to the lighthouse, franny and zooey, william faulkner, don delillo
currently reading: henry james and roberto bolano to get ready for my european travels later this year.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

late night bonding with a bunch of other passengers in the observation car of the empire builder train. we were going through glacier national park in montana when it was announced that we would not reach our destination due to flooding on the tracks. it loosened up the lines of communication in the room

Teach, Learn, Share

your/my city

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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