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  • 31 references 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Housing Developer & Community Organizer
  • UC Berkeley
  • From Cambridge, MA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION: Stories to tell my future grandkids
LIFE PHILOSOPHY: Serve and be served

I grew up in Boston and LA, and have lived all over the US and also abroad in Brasil and India. I'm really active and prefer being outside as much as possible -- hiking, biking, soccer, acrobatics, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, fishing, ice climbing. I also really like to wander around cities, especially with good people.

I like hearing people's stories, I like telling stories. I like random nights of chatting with good people till late late hours of the night. I like conversation that gets me see things differently. I'm a workaholic -- I really enjoy being productive. I like watching and playing soccer, and I also train partner acrobatics (and am happy to teach you some of the basics). I like to dance, especially with folks who have rhythm and a sense of humor.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on CS to meet people from all across the world who share a passion for knowledge and connection. I've couchsurfed in the US + India + Brazil, and have used CS to meet some great friends all over as well. I've also hosted a good number of people in Boston.


  • dancing
  • politics
  • hiking
  • soccer
  • biking
  • acrobatics
  • social change

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Braveheart, Hero, Syriana
Music: Nearly everything
Books: Meridian, The Honor Code

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When we were little, my sister and I would take big sips of Coke/7UP/etc and then flip upside down against the wall and let it dribble into our noses, and then laugh like crazy. I'm sure it was a good idea at the time.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Palestine, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, India, United States

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