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  • 12 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Software Engineer
  • Graduate - Computer Science Major
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

I am Software Engineer by profession. I can show you places around San Diego and have some good conversations . I have lived and explored Maui and Kauai Island , happy to give Hawaii vacation advise! If you like long drives and adventure I can take you beaches and hiking to the mountains . I like deep conversations and meaningful connection!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have deep interest in culture and society. I am here because I like to make new friends and get acquainted with people around the world learning their cultures and languages. Don’t send me request if your intention is to use couch surfing as a hotel and just a free stay option.


  • culture
  • motorcycles
  • music
  • hiking
  • cricket
  • soccer
  • computer science
  • software
  • hitchhiking
  • adventure travel
  • beaches
  • food
  • travelling
  • couchsurfing
  • latin dances

Music, Movies, and Books

Pink Floyd , Bob Marley , John Lennon anytime playing! The Alchemist is my favorite books. So many movies, specially I like war and espionage movies

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh.
Trekked lot of mountains in Himalayan range.
Rafted 8km in river Ganga.
Scuba Diving in Ko Larn, and Similan Island in Thailand .
Travelled to Russia and hitchhiked to Ukraine through Crimea, all when political relationships between them is sore.
Travelled 1500kms on motorcycle covering west coast of India, and beaches of Arabian Sea.
Road trip Pacific highway 101
Won and lost betting games in Las Vegas
Witnessed the entire FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Lived in 20 states of India from North to South and immersed in its culture,food, yoga and spirituality.
Did skydiving in Dubai!
Worked with top technology companies in the world and developed softwares for Nokia 4G LTE, FICO score algorithms the credit score in USA, and Amazon product recommendations.
Predict future market using combination of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
One Failed Startup Experience and striving for being successful computer science entrepreneur in Silicon valley, making, new tech product , coming out soon!
Anything about tropical island Andman Nicobar, Maui and Kauaii! I have lived on those islands!

Teach, Learn, Share

Traveling experiences.
I can do Latin (salsa, bachata, chachacha)as well Bollywood dance.
We can hang out and cook food together!
Go for ride to beaches and mountains.
Anything about computer programs to artificial intelligence but wouldn't that be too nerdy on the vacation :D

What I Can Share with Hosts

Room, Kitchen, and rides!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bhutan, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Russian Federation, Thailand, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Russian Federation, Thailand, United States

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