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Overview

  • 41 references 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi; learning German
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2020
  • Software Developer
  • B. Tech. Graduate, Pursuing MSc in Computer Science
  • From Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
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About Me

ABOUT ME

I was once, bitten by a travel bug, and I will be joyfully infected forever...

I come from the land of diversity, spirituality, colours, tasty spices and the land of more than a hundred different languages, India! I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been born in a place that is rich in life, diversity, spirituality, and natural beauty, with the Himalayas to the north, the Thar Desert to the west, the Indian Ocean to the south, and the Bay of Bengal to the east. I gained a lot of perspectives from being born there, and I would say that the country's diversity taught me life lessons. I was able to think and view life differently as a result of this.

I began my travels and Couchsurfing experience in the Indian state of Gujarat, in the small city of Jamnagar. Since then, my outlook on life has entirely changed. I've always encountered nice, caring, and wonderful individuals on my travels. In order to meet new people and see the world through their eyes, I always attempt to surf on locals' couches.

I moved from India to Kaiserslautern, a small city in the southwest of Germany, in October 2021 to pursue a master's degree in computer science. Since then, I've been on a never-ending quest to discover Europe's most magnificent places.

I'm currently participating in the Erasmus student exchange program in Vienna, the home of world music! I arrived in Vienna in September 2022, and I'll stay until February 2023.

🎵 Recently, I've developed a hobby of practising the flute and harmonica.
🏞 I like to spend time in the woods.
🍝 Another one of my interests is cooking. I am able to make delicious Indian food.
🏕 I enjoy trekking, hiking, camping, and backpacking.
☕ I have a crazy spiced tea addiction.

CURRENT MISSION

🌎 Explore Europe

PHILOSOPHY

"Live as if there isn't going to be another day!"
"Live life to the fullest!"
"Live the life you've always wanted!"
"To travel is to live!"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

"THE MORE DIFFERENT YOU ARE, THE MORE I WILL LEARN FROM YOU... THE MORE I LEARN FROM YOU, THE MORE I WILL LOVE YOU"

Meeting new people, eating local foods, wandering through streets, exploring local places, discussing the place, diving into the culture, and making new connections are all part of the fun of travelling.
As a result, Couchsurfing is an excellent way to meet new people and build new connections. I enjoy meeting new people and travelling as much locally as possible.

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to guide my guests around the city where I live. Also, I would like that Surfers can learn from my culture, and way of life and from socializing. I also like to cook with them and engage in deep conversations with them.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since I joined CouchSurfing in July 2020, I've welcomed a few travellers from different continents. And I had no regrets about any of my experiences.

As one of my friends says: "Couchsurfing is like the magical world of Hogwarts: You get to meet like-minded people who have the magical gift of being kind to one another!"

Couchsurfing was, is and will be the best thing that has ever happened to me! From Meeting amazing people to spending time with them, from cooking traditional food to strolling in the streets like a local, to learning about their lives to sharing amazing travel stories, Couchsurfing has always been a great experience!

Interests

I love to explore different places with locals and trying out the traditional food. I like to travel slowly and experience the best of the place. 🌏
I am also studying Computer Science so I can also descend into the nerd topics. 🤓

  • music
  • camping
  • sports
  • travelling
  • friends
  • tea
  • trekking
  • friendship
  • hospitality

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Indie, Rock, Folk, Classic, Bollywood 70s, 80s and 90s.
Movie: Harry Potter, Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhamal, Jhonny English, Mr Bean and many other comedy movies
Book: I believe travelling and life are the most interesting books which teach you what no other books can.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Star Gazing from The Himalayas
- Trekking and camping for 7 days in The Himalayas
- Completing BeNeDeLux trip at the minimum cost. (Backpacking in western Europe 😜)
- Watching the Perseids Meteor Shower
- Competing in Wrestling Nationals twice for my university.
- Leading the University Kabaddi team at Nationals. Also, won the man of the match award.
- Sleeping in Ashram at the top of the mountain.
- Staying at a local homestay on the bank of the highest saltwater lake in the world, Pangong Tso.
- Almost got stuck in a remote village in mountains after the landslide.

Teach, Learn, Share

- I can teach you how to play some fundamental flute notes.
- I can also show you how to play some fundamental harmonica notes.
- I always like to share my travel experiences.
- I can teach you how to make Indian spiced tea.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, Food, Experiences, Masala Chai (Indian Tea)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Netherlands, Slovenia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany, India

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