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Ria Moothilal

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans, Arabic (Egypt), Portuguese, Swahili
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Business analyst - freelance
  • BSc Engineering
  • From Verulam, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel, have fun, party, learn a few more languages, contribute in a positive manner to tour world

ABOUT ME

mmm. I've just gotten back to South Africa. The past two years have been fun and I feel privileged to have done the things, been to places, and met the people that I have. Last year I cycled from Cape Town to Cairo - I'd say that has had the biggest impact on my life. I hope to think I've become a better being and that this improves with time.

I'm all about the outdoors and sunshine. My favorite place on earth is sitting at the top of Lions Head. When in CT I try do this at least once a week. I love meeting new open minded people.

I believe that happiness is not just a feeling, it's also a choice.

I'm open to new experiences and believe in "don't rate it till you've tried it"

Three words I try to live by: LIVE DON'T EXIST

PHILOSOPHY

Saw this on a sticker once, it was circular so words are mean you could start the sentence with any word first: Live Dont Exist.

Also, I try my best not to be a hypocrit. Try everything at least once.

Have fun

Ready Set Go

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Take CS'ers visiting Cape Town on hikes every so often, have had a couple CS'ers crash at my place, always up for a party in town, or even just beers

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'd say the most memorable CS experiences I've had has been the CS socials in Cape Town and the the hikes up Lions Head (local mountain in the city) where I get to show CSers my favourite spot in Cape Town. I've also had a couple people crash at my place.

I've surfed a bit in the States and participated in CS gatherings in Europe

Interests

I've take CSers on the hikes I do in Cape Town.
I've done super cool road trip from San Antonio to California with a rad CSer named Josh Greene
Hanging out with some cool CSers in Chicago, just chilling.
I met a cool dog once, his CS owner let me take him for walks, that was a cool dog

Music, Movies & Books

Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, any of Dan Brown's books. Sudan (yes this is the name of the book), Confessions of an Idiot, Benjamin Franklins autobiography, The Truth about Bhuddism, and Conversations With Myself - Nelson Mandela.

Music - I pretty much dig everything - almost - depends on the mood - rock, trans, classical, local, foreign, ....

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've cycled from Cape Town to Cairo - highly recommended for the best view of Africa! Humbling and life changing experience. Other highlights include flying my parachute along the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland, base jumps off the Perrine bridge in Twin Falls, and watching the sunrise from the top of Mt Kilimanjaro

Teach, Learn, Share

Have fun now, not one day!

If in Cape Town, take a couple a beers and hike up Lions Head at sunset - its awesome. Far better than Table Mountain IMHO

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, Poland, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa

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