Roshni Mathew

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • 27 References 16
  • Fluent in English, Malayalam; learning Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • No occupation listed
  • University of Auckland
  • From Mombasa, Mombasa, Kenya
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About Me


Lover of the outdoors, simplicity and the unconventional.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Having had the greatest time couchsurfing around the world, I am now looking forward to returning the love and living vicariously through other travellers as I settle back into routine.

I hope to meet people who are spontaneous, curious and as hungry as I am to discover life. I don't see CS as an opportunity for cheap travel but as a way to meet authentic people who can show me their country and lifestyle, including their family and friends. For me, travelling is meeting the people who define a land and its beauties.


People, art, surfing/long-boarding, photography, yoga, social projects/charities, festivals, philosophy, off the beaten track exploration/tramping, taking my time eating breakfast wondering who I am and coming to no real conclusion....

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I enjoy eclectic, indie, folk, jazz, or ethnic sounds.
Ali Farka Toure, Bon Iver, Nas, Alt-J, Kendrick Lamar, Manu Chao, Bonobo, Eddie Vedder, Chet Faker, Amadou & Mariam, Beirut, Goldroom, Erykah Badu to name a few.

Movies: I love art films (Water by Deepa Mehta, Amelie, Into the Wild) or generally films by Tarantino, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppolla.

Books: I enjoy short stories by Leo Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, George Orwell. I truly believe it is an art to say what you mean in as few words as possible.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelling and becoming a story teller in the process.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook for you, teach you how to cruise on a board, how to speak New Zealand-ish or if I am tipsy enough, I have some rocking salsa moves!

In exchange: Teach me about your culture, language, outlooks, unique city or if able how to play the harmonica.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa

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