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I write. I travel. I write about travel.
I'm fortunate in that I can travel fairly often, and that I have the life I love. I enjoy long bike and car rides. I know India's west coast like the back of my hand. I prefer slow drives to fast ones - I believe it's more important to see than to reach.
I love long train rides. Some of the most memorable moments of my life have come on long train rides.
I like good food, interesting people, great conversations, long walks and evenings spent reading.
I moved to the US in 2012. I lived in NYC till Sep 2013 - and have just moved out to SF. I'm in love with both cities.
I live to try and experience everything that life possibly has to offer.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Hosted a lot of people when I was in Calicut, India.
Attended CS meets in Bangalore, India - and in NYC.
And looking forward to host folks in SF Bay area.
Travel(duh), Writing, Reading, Food, Long walks
Music, Movies, and Books
I dabble in a lot of genres. I've not quite managed to explore most of them in the depth that I'd like to. There never seems to be enough time. :).
I listen to western classical music and jazz. Favourite bands include Beatles, Floyd, Lynnyrd Skynnyrd. John Denver and Alison Krauss break my heart.
I love Wodehouse - I fantasize about staying in the world of his characters sometime. I wish I could sense like Bradbury, feel like Llosa and see as detachedly as Pico Iyer. I enjoy reading travel literature.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A couple of things, actually.
- A few bike rides across one half of India and back.
- A ten day train ride around India.
- First time in Europe, when I was in Switzerland and Germany a while ago. I realized how impossibly difficult it is to see everything there is. :)
- Living in NYC.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can give tips on train footboard travel, and on long distance biking and driving.
I'm just about finding my groove in travel writing, but I can share pointers on travel writing based on the few experiences I've had.