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Overview

  • 9 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi; learning Norwegian Bokmål
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • peacekeeper with the United Nations
  • masters
  • From Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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About Me

I am Vivek, an erstwhile United Nations peacekeeper, now in Prayagraj/Allahabad. my roots are in India but i wish to spread my wings into the furthest corners of the world. wherever i go i like to breathe in the culture of the place, get mesmerized by the people and their skills. human contact for me is the way to learn, share and inspire people around the world. i am comfortable with a hippy or a diplomat alike and match strides equally well with sophistication as also inconstancy.
when travelling, my requirements are fairly limited and i am not fastidious about anything barring hygiene.
i believe that music and dance are global languages . im a salsera in the making and can shake a leg with anyone pretty comfortably on the floor.
i am a fitness enthusiast and enjoy a lot of swimming and snorkeling. i have been horse riding since i was a kid and pretty much like the equines. i love animals and they love me back.
i can teach u pranayam which is an integral part of yoga kriyas of India, as also basic yogasanas. i can even share recipes though generally u dont find ingredients for Indian dishes elsewhere in the world.
i like to read a lot and consequently i can talk about religion, geography, books and authors, etc. i can tell u almost everything about India and its culture because i have seen the entire country up close owing to my military exploits.
i am pretty much fun and easy going and adjust very easily to surroundings and culture.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Being a traveler i have a lot to share. travelling for me isnt seeing the tourist destinations but staying like a countryman, seeing what a local's life is all about, enjoying their cuisines and festivals, understanding their sufferings, and most of all learning through each other.

Interests

  • books
  • dancing
  • yoga
  • trekking
  • pubs

Music, Movies, and Books

schindler's list, the green mile, cast away, casablanca, fiddler on the roof, butch cassidy and the sundance kid, three idiots, avatar.

roots, kiterunner, veronica decides to die, godfather, train to pakistan, fountainhead, paths of glory.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Fishing a 14 kg haddock in Lofoten,Norway :0
Experienced bio-luminescence at pristine backwaters on the east African coastline.
Surfing in siargao phillipines
Diving with the whale sharks
Snow kiting at Hardangervidda, world's mecca for kiting.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A comfy room in a row house in the heart of Prayagraj. A stone’s throw from Prayag railway station.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Romania, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, South Sudan

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