Shanmugarajan Thangaraj

West New York, NJ, USA

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  • Fluent in English, Tamil; learning French, Kannada, Korean
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Consultant
  • Books, Internet & people around me
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About Me


To step in every continent


I was born and brought up in a smalltown, would rather say its a big village called madurai with its beautiful temple flocked by tourists.

I have travelled around india a little, mostly with my friends. In korea, i started travelling with random people, who became friends. one such friend introduced couchsurfing to me.

I moved to the US in 2012 and living in NJ now.


Live everyday like it is your last day.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate in CS events, Host/Show people around.


I have been surfing and hosting for a while now. I have had extremely awesome experiences and extremely awe full experiences. But that is life, isn't it? if there is no darkness, we wouldn't feel how good light is. I only take the positive things from life and so i am still on CS :)


I am interested in history/culture which motivates me to travel and meet new people.

Music, Movies, and Books

I am bit choosy about books. I prefer Non-fiction books over crime/thriller ones. If it is fiction i read the ones with a cultural background.
Music- depends on my mood, I listen everything from jazz to death metal and a whole lot of Indian music.

Movies, i watch comedy movies a lot( often repeatedly). Apocalypto, Babel, The constant gardener are some of my favourite serious movies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did a solo road trip from Pennsylvania to Florida and back for my spring break 2014. I visited about 10 states and made a lot of friends!

Teach, Learn, Share

I sometime teach my guests how to make south-Indian dishes. i enjoy it.
I learn about other cultures, languages and their cuisines

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Slovakia, Taiwan

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, South Korea, United States

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