Varun Gupta

Erie, PA, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning German, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta)
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Professor at Penn State Erie
  • A materials engineer, PhD in management sciences.
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About Me


my mission is to trot the globe slowly but smoothly


I like to travel, cook, learn about cultures, love music and books. Exploring more cultures, food, coffee and humanity is what my current mission is.


I am trying to be more human than a machine right now. Current philosophy is to see more, share more, and spread just love.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am hosting people and reaching out to other CSers for travels, meets and conversations.


I have had very good stay in Phoenix, my first CS experience. CS has opened a new dimension for the rest of my life, specially understanding how we as humans are exposed to the rest of humanity and the fear of being strangers and still being accommodating as humans, connecting with each other through commonness and differences is what excites me the most.


i like cooking, traveling, riding my bike around. sitting down at a coffee shop for hours listening to music, people watching, reading a book...

Music, Movies, and Books

I like most of cinema, favorite directors would be Mizoguchi, Bergman, Kurosawa, Tarantino, Scorcese. Latest favorite movie was

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I drove from Seattle to salt lake city via Yellowstone this summer, that was a very interesting experience. I like to attend concerts, and have attend more than 25 concerts so far :)

I will be teaching an undergraduate class next semester if that counts.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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