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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.

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, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

India, Italy

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