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  • 8 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi (Marāṭhī), Tamil; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 59, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Discover LatAm...Amazing people, Breathtaking landscapes
  • 1 yr of travel teaches you more than a life time of college
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About Me

I'm in the best phase of my life because ever since I have started traveling I have moved from collecting things to collecting experiences.

I quit my job a few years ago to see the world and appreciate God's creation and looking back, it has been the best decision of my life yet!

Family and friends describe me as a very positive and happy person who is always smiling. I love intelligent conversations and I get along best with people who have a good sense of humor.

I am in love with Latin America, it's people, their language and attitude towards life. I dream of visiting every country in LatAm someday. I love teaching English to Portuguese/Spanish speakers and learning Portuguese Spanish myself. If I had to choose one country in the world other than my own it would be Brazil. I just love the warmth and affection of it's people who have opened their homes and hearts to me whenever I have traveled there.

Sharing travel stories and making people laugh is what I am best at :)

PHILOSOPHY

I'll let a few of my favorite quotes and thoughts define my philosophy:

"All the water in the sea cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, All the negativity in the world cannot put you down unless you allow it to get inside you."

"Love needs courage, the courage to allow your heart to swallow the logic of your mind. Without courage love is just an idea."

"Old friends are the best but to have more old friends we need to make new ones"

"Whenever in two minds, toss a coin - not to settle the question, but because while it is in the air, you will know what your heart is hoping for!"

"People were created to be loved and Things were created to be used.The reason the world is in chaos is because Things are being loved and People are being used."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The world is getting more and more impersonal with each passing day. We communicate via emails / WhatsApp, we hardly know our neighbors and tour guides are now automated machines in air conditioned buses which don't even allow us to breathe the air of the new place we are visiting. Tourism seems to be more about counting the landmarks seen than counting the hearts and souls we touched during our travels.

Couchsurfing has allowed me to overcome all of this and enjoy travel to a new place the way it is meant to be. Meet new people, learn new things, experience and appreciate cultural differences and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Interests

Writing, Travelling, Movies, Financial Markets, Learning Spanish/ Portuguese. Wish to write a mystery/romance novel some day. I also dream of making an graphic novel /animation movie!

I've grown up in a busy, crowded and noisy 'big city' so I love quiet peaceful places... mountains and beaches top my list. Ergo, I am not fond of noisy crowded/smoke filled bars/pubs/discs etc. Prefer house parties and interesting and/or humourous conversations with friends over a meal or coffee.

  • writing
  • coffee
  • house parties
  • flying
  • movies
  • traveling
  • hang gliding
  • animation
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Anything soothing to the ears is welcome.
Movies: Romance/Time Travel/ Mystery Thrillers
Books: Although I love to write more that I love to read, Many Lives Many Masters and The Secret.... are books that can change your perspective to life.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hard to name just one so here goes......

4 day Machu Picchu trek in Peru,
White Water Rafting in Costa Rica,
Sky Diving and Hang Gliding in Rio (realised that flying outside a plane is more fun than flying inside one!)
Microlight Flying in Bangalore,

Latest being a 5 week road trip from Blore to Ladakh covering 10,000 kms visiting many small towns and villages on the way with three complete strangers who are now super friends!!

Teach, Learn, Share

Most happy and willing to share the incredible travel stories i have from all over the world. Eager to learn Portuguese ( Brazilian) and Spanish. Would love to live in Latin America for a few months/years!!.....preferably, teaching English.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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