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Saurav Arya

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Overview

  • 114 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Having Fun at Year Full Of Sundays
  • Honours Bachelor from university and...
  • From Mom's womb
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To build an army of location independent professionals (and then capture the whole world)

ABOUT ME

A location independent professional who want to travel the entire world, twice.. grow old and then tell stories of adventures in exchange for a coffee and a brownie.

24th June'15 to 28th July'15
We will be wandering in Central Asia - Chengdu, Xi'an, Urumqi, Kashi, Almaty, Bishkek. Hit us up if you are around!

27th Sept'14 to 5th Oct'14
We are making our own version of EAT.PRAY.LOVE. It's going to be EAT in Memory lane, Tokyo and bizarrely themed restaurants of Taipei; PRAY in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and LOVE everything that happens to us on this journey
Let me know if you are around and would like to catch up for drinks or chit chat

28th December'11, I left my job to make 2012 a Year Full Of Sundays for myself. After 5 years of 9 to 5, I reliased life is not all about selling your time to make money and then spending it. Time is not money. Time is free. You have all the time in the world. .Indeed, as long as you believe that time is money, you will spend money all the time.

This video somewhat sums up my year full of Sundays - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R74OdCUeoq0

Currently I'm working on 2 projects :Love, Lust & LuggagePromote your Page too100 DreamsPromote your Page tooA little background on why I do what I do can be found hereThis is what pretty much explains me Saurav Arya Photography

PHILOSOPHY

- Your 'I can' is more important than your 'IQ'

-Believe in what you feel inside,Give your dreams the wings to fly.You have everything you need, if you just believe.

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Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host, Surf & Meet

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

0. Wandered with Adrienne Russman around Nice, France
1. Hosted Sam Easton And Gaia at Kolkata
2. Hosted Laure Rostoucher at Kolkata
3. Stayed with Heriani Suliana at Singapore
4. Met and then danced with Simon Morelli at Sudder Street, Kolkata
5. Hosted Angela at Kolkata
6. Hosted Thomas and Karin Walter at Kolkata and showed them around
7. Hosted Renato 'Brave' Gomes at Kolkata after he drove his car all the way through from Lisbon to New Delhi
8. Met Monica Dykas for dinner at Kolkata
9. Hosted Enno at Kolkata
10. Hosted Pauline at Bangalore
11. Met Helena de Winter in Woodstock, England
12. Met Hemant at Bangalore ( and laters surfer his couch at KL)
13. Met Tista at Delhi
14. Hosted Manali in Bangalore and then travelled together to Nandi Hills
15. Met Jatin in Delhi
16. Stayed with Baldeep ( Sonu aka Saheb) at Delhi
17. Met Ajay during the movie meets at my place
18. Stayed with Inten Utari at Bali
19. Met Timothy Pang while we were simultaneously hosted by Inten at Bali
20. Met Dave while we were simultaneously hosted by Inten at Bali
21. Met Yunie during CS meet at Bali
22. Met Agathe and Reni during Karaoke night at Bali
23. Stayed with Olga at KL
24. Met Silvia while we were simultaneously hosted by Olga at KL
25. Met Asher for lunch at Kathmandu
26. Stayed with Lyndsey and Alexis at Amman
27. Stayed with Alexandra at Amman
28. Stayed with Silvana at Istanbul
29. Stayed with Zeidan and Ruth at Cairo
30. Met Mostafa at Alexandria
31. Stayed with Ahmed Baraka in Alexandria
32. Travelled together with Akram in Jordan
33. Stayed with Sophie at Kathmandu
34. Met Natalia Gligor at Kathmandu

All fantastic experiences!!

Interests

Making Infographics, Filmmaking, Traveling, Storytelling, Photography,Poetry, Singing, learning new languages

Music, Movies & Books

Music :
http://schizoid.in/
Pink Floyd
Richard Clayderman
Sufi
Atif Aslam
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Movies:
500 days of Summer
Forrest Gump
Amelie
The American Beauty

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Things I did in 2012 for which you can call me crazy - http://www.sauravarya.com/index.php/2012/11/things-i-did-in-2012-for-which-you-can-call-me-crazy/

1. Dancing on a living bridge
2. Organizing India’s first ‘No Pants Metro Ride’
3. Rickshaw-pulling in Puri, India and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
4. Gymnastics in front of Olympic Stadium, Beijing
5. Pretending to be a Masaai in Rift Valley, Kenya
6. Pretending to be an Arabian African in Mombasa, Kenya
7. Kung Fu with Monks in Sikkim, India
8. Painting Patna and giving a new sexy logo to this old city
9. Making my face, my resume.
10. Tai Chi with my visa to rock in China
11. Pretending to be a Cu Chi Warrior in Vietnam
12. A funky haircut in exchange of an eBook
13. Biking on an airstrip in Laos
14. Meditating underwater in Pai, Thailand
15. Woodcarving in Tiwi beach, Kenya
16. Living a Year Full Of Sundays
17. Breaking the Chinese Firewall
18. Eating pav in front of the statue of Mao in Lijiang, China
19. Making a circle at world’s largest public square
20. Fixing another brick in the wall at The Great Wall of China
21. Romancing in front of a Tiger
22. Getting my nickname engraved on my head
23. Catching an Octopus, roasting it and eating it at Tiwi, Kenya
24. Performing in Hollywood walk @ Universal, Singapore
25. Tasting Snake wine in Hanoi, Vietnam
26. Hiding myself in a Cu Chi Tunnel, Vietnam
27.Pretending to be a Bhutanese
28. Standing on one foot at the southernmost tip of mainland India

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach :
- Travel Photography
- Light Graffiti
- Counter culture
- Location independence

Learn:
- Anything

Share :
Travelers never feel short of stories to share..What i'll share with you depends on what you want me to share with you.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

India, Italy

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