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...to get to meet people as they really are, and to see the world as it actually is....a beautiful world with beautiful people.
Am a second generation army officer, have 2 daughters, married and settled in San Francisco and Calgary respectively. Visit them every year in the summers. Always try and break journey in London to attend my school re-union lunch held on the last Saturday of June, and then venture into the countryside to meet my Couchsurfing friends. Now, one of them has moved from Calgary to Sydney.....so I'm headed there in winters....
Love reading varied authors....Too many to name, but have been catching up on Tagore, Buddhism, Military Histories and biographies, Vikram Seth, also Coonts, Patterson, Ludlum, Daniel Silva and the like.....found a love for Opera....attended in Vienna and London recently....
Being Happy is about 3 things:
....Something to do...
....Someone to Love...
....And something to look forward to....
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I travel regularly, now I enjoy the country and its people thanks to CS. Have decided never to take a direct flight, always stop for a few days to meet and make new friends...
Met Art and Tammy in Calgary in 2008, Hosted Tim, Pat and Helga in 2008-09....stayed with Tim at Coventry and with Kris and Glenn at Seattle.....I think I've now met Tim across 3 continents....shows how small this world is........met a wow crowd in Seattle....Little Marilyn, Carla, Cadence, Cherie, Connie, Patty, Le Tran, Cynthia, Prat, and had the most wonderful experience of being hosted by Kris and Glenn.........
2010: Met Tijen, Dilek, Engin, Muzaffer and Handan, Gonul, Flaminia, Kathy, Monica and Ingrid, Margarethe and Pierette and many others at Istanbul; hosted Monica during the Incredible India in November and met Rosemarie, Joycelyn, Anneline and Abrie, Mohamadaly....
2011: Met Susan and Judy in New York.....went to all the fab eating places thanks to Tijen....had a lovely time with Lydia in Phoenix......Carol was here from Taipei...for a few days.....much too short a visit..... hosted Khendum from Bhutan..and Wendy from Australia....Had a lovely time in Vienna, Salzburg and Hallstatt with Rosemarie.....and looking to have some serious fun with my friends next summers.
2012: spent a week in Phoenix, now in San Francisco...met SPIKE over lunch, had a lovely time walking and talking down Valencia......back in Delhi hosted Carol again from Taiwan, had lunch with Margaret from San Francisco.....hosted Stephen and Scarlett from Brussels.....
2013....Hosted Corinne from France....met Yves, Odile and Annarita over Tea, had lunch with Gail....and hosted Stephen and Scarlett from Belgium for a few days....Now packing up for my summer trip to Canada, USA, UK, France and Belgium.....
2014.....February....and here I am in Sydney. Met WENDYMARGARET at Sydney.....where she drove me down to Bondi. Lovely day. June, summers again. Met Tim and Catherine (Toronto) at the steps of the National Gallery in London this summer, had a delightful lunch together. Met Ingrid at Brussels and had a grand day at the flea market, enjoyed lunch and beer together with some friends.
Books....Poetry, Music, batting the breeze with friends. A beer or Coffee. Bridge....Cricket ....and travel.
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many to list, but like simple books, Vikram Seth is one such author...Ayn Rand was once a favourite, now it could be thrillers, or even poetry......music.....I have to admit I was hopelessly in love with Joan Baez......such a wonderfully beautiful person.......Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin,Norah Jones, Bruce Springstein, Celine Dion.....the list is practically endless......
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
....life itself is amazing...and so are we all in our own little ways......
....again...couchsurfing is amazing too.....
Teach, Learn, Share
I learn every day.....would like to learn how to cook....simple stuff from different cultures and cuisines....
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, France, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In