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Ranjit K

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, English
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical & Marine Engineering
  • From Bangalore, India
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

stay cool always and live life fullest

ABOUT ME

I was raised in Bangalore, India & have lived all over the world but currently living & working in HONG KONG.

I was a seafarer for many years and ended up traveling to over 75 countries so far, I have actually lost count how many. Many ask which is the most beautiful place in this world and my answer is the planet Earth!! Every place has its own beauty which can never be replaced by any other.

My work and travel has certainly made me a very patient and understanding person for I have come across so many types of people, traditions, cultures, languages, food, weather, etc, etc that I can easily understand human nature and comfortably adjust to any person or any situation.

The key to content is to treat pain & pleasure alike & to try and see the beauty in everything and everybody!!

PHILOSOPHY

Nothing is that important in this world to worry about, always do your best & never have regrets, the past is history, the future is a mystery & the rest will be your story !!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

To be a good host and welcome friendship.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Has been a memorable one for both myself and my guests. I have made several friends by being a member and have also hosted some when I could.

Interests

Travelling, meeting new people, reading, teaching, acting, dancing, billiards, fitness, walks, hiking, almost anything...for its difficult for me to say NO to anything so usually end up getting involved in something I never thought of before...lol.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES include: 1)Roman Holiday(never can forget the last scene) 2)Forrest Gump(it took some real acting) 3)Gandhi(moved minds and souls) 4)Jurassic Park(WOW did they really exist?) 5)National Treasure(puzzles galore !!) 6) Great Train Robbery(Sean Connery at his best) 7)Bourne Series(Human kill machine with a heart) 8)Indiana Jones series(who hasn't seen one) 9)Jackie Chan movies(superb stunts) 10)Da vinci Code(history can be rewritten??), I also immensely enjoy theatre, for I was an actor myself in both amateur and professional plays

MUSIC: Every sound really has been a music to my ears, esp listening to the natural music of wind blowing, waters cascading, the rain pattering, leaves rustling, waves crashing, birds tweeting, even people talking and snow falling...loll...have been some of the best musical moments in my life, and of course not to mention the melodies created by Man.....I have at least 100GB of that in my hard drive...loll...they are all great in their own way.

I enjoy any book but my favourite ones are by Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, Erich Von Daniken, The Gita, and sometimes even the dictionary is fun to read, try it and see for yourself...loll....there are so many things in there which you might never have heard of....its a store house for knowledge in itself....now u'll know what I MEAN....loll

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being a seafarer I've traveled around the world the last 20 years so many times that I have actually lost count of the thousands of miles of experiences I have been through and the things I have seen which include erupting volcanoes, twisters on land & sky reaching water spouts at sea, some of the most beautiful day-breaks and dusk, international celebrations, freedom, lifestyles, accidents and crashes, terrifying storms one can behold the fury of nature, crossing the Panama Canal on a ship...the ship actually rises over land and descends into the ocean on the other side, its a wonderful experience...cruising up the Amazon to Manaus.....and crossing the desert sands of the Suez....& the most memorable of all crossing the Magellan Straits at the bottom of this planet......well if I have to list the others I guess you'll have to take time off and sit and talk to me to find out, for the story is never ending and amazing at each turn.

I was fortunate to be in Hongkong on the day China got her back....on millenium eve on the banks of the Thames, right under London Eye watching Big Ben strike midnight and herald the new year, century and millenium...in France when she won the world cup...in Yokohama during the spring festival celebrations...in Bombay when the bombs went off....in Rio during Mardi Gras....and in Cape Town when apartheid became a thing of the past....

I have also lost many days in my life each time I crossed the International Date Line!!and gained some too when I went the other way.

AND the most amazing thing about all this is that I could do all this for nearly FREE!!(cos I was a sailor of course)...well this planet has never ceased to amaze me....and the more I travel the more I learn and grow.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a peoples person. I love to interact with people, share experiences, nurture friendships, build relationships and build pleasant memories.

My travels have taken me so far and wide across the world thay each time I revisit a place I most certainly find something new.....this world certainly is a great place to be in.....heaven is right here folks....not up there...if you know how to find it of course...loll.

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