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Neha and Vishal Pipraiya

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning Marathi (Marāṭhī)
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Traveller
  • Engineering Graduate
  • From Pune
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To visit the restaurant at the end of the universe

ABOUT ME

Neha Says:
I'm a yoga teacher, a gypsy at heart, a wanderer, a day-dreamer and a life-long learner. Love sunshine, walking aimlessly, meeting people, talking, listening people, sharing experiences, making friends, reading anything and everything... travelling is just not a hobby but its how I love to challenge my creative boundaries, how I live my life...

Vishal Says:
My passions are travelling, vegetarian food and books but not necessarily in that order. I am an engineering graduate from Mumbai where I spent most of my formative years. Subsequently, I worked for an IT firm for more than five years and finally quit to backpack solo through the length and breadth of India.

Here's what I have covered so far:

visited 33 states (94.2%)Create your own visited map of India or Like this? try: Facebook test

PHILOSOPHY

Neha: Live and let live

Vishal:
I am always looking out for new experiences. I really believe in not wishing or doing something to others that you wouldn't want to happen to you. That and we are all human, about time we realized it!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Neha Says:
I am just starting out and hope to increase my participation as I experience more of this community.

Vishal Says:
I really love the idea of CS and cultural exchange. I have travelled extensively and have surfed with a lot of couchsurfers. Now looking forward to host and contribute to the CS community.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had quite a few by now but what really amazes me is the sheer generosity and trust people show while interacting with couchsurfers. It is so humbling and awe-inspiring. I have met some really amazing souls and I hope to try and be a bit like them.

Interests

Neha: Yoga, Dance, Music, reading, walking, hiking, cycling, talking..

Vishal: Travelling, Food, Books, Movies, Music and all other forms of sensory indulgence. :)

Music, Movies & Books

Neha:
a movie buff and reading could be anything and everything

Vishal:
Lord of the Rings and other science fiction, fantasy stuff. Marvel, DC universe comics and movies. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Kabhi Haan kabhi naa, Socha na Tha, Andaz Apna Apna, etc.

My Goodreads profile: http://www.goodreads.com/vishalpipraiya

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Vishal:
1) Walked through the Salt Desert (Rann of Kutch) in Gujarat on a full moon night and camped for the night with not a living soul for 4 KM's. The salt reflects the moonlight to make it seem as if the ground is glowing silver.
2) Sitting on the shores of Lake Pangong which instantly puts you in a trance.
3) Taking a dip in the Golden Temple Lake in Amritsar at midnight and coming back up with just my head above the water and see the golden dome reflect in front of me. Blessed.
4) Living on the roof of an abandoned church in Diu.
5) The rock boulders, landscape and ancient temples of Hampi.
6) Temple carvings of Halebid, Karnataka
7) Tri Coloured Ocean at Kanyakumari
8) Trekking upto the Living Root bridge in Cherrapunjee
9) The temple city of Orchha with its sky touching spires.
10) Gazing at the Taj Mahal on a full moon night.

Teach, Learn, Share

Neha:
Yoga

Vishal:
Well I worked as a tech support guy for a long time so I fix computers and I have a lot of experience travelling alone in India and abroad so I could dole out some handy tips on that too. Add to that a personal philosophy on life and spiritualism.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Apart from our Love and Hospitality

Neha: Yoga

Vishal: Travel Stories

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