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  • Fluent in English, Nepali
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Founding-editor at Kathmandu Tribune
  • MA in International Relations, University of Northampton
  • From Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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About Me


living in life


I like to write...I run a start-up online newspaper Kathmandu Tribune

I am also a freelance journalist.

Bio: Arun Budhathoki is a freelance journalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal (moving to Canada). His articles have appeared in Vice, Asia Times, Digital Trends, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Strangers Guide, Asia Times, The Huffington Post, Nikkie Asian Review, The Globe and Mail, TRT World, The New Arab, and others. He has also contributed to Aljazeera, The Globe and Mail, BBC Radio 4, and Toronto Life as a fixer/reporter. Arun is interested in investigative, narrative and multimedia journalism. He's also a columnist for The Diplomat.

Poetic-minded. Adventurous. Likes photography.
Nature-lover. Teetotaller
Loves writing.
Likes politics and discuss issues of International Relations.
Open-minded but conservative about certain issues!
Free-willed. Likes to make good friends. Likes people with a good heart and a sound mind.

Above all, loves meeting people and learning many things.


I personally feel my ultimate goal in life is to lead a productive and constructive life.

There are numerous points leading to different paths. What we choose will ultimately affect us but I believe destiny always tricks us one or other way in our lives.

Procrastination was a hobby before but now I'm enjoying life every day, the way it comes. To think and dream is enough but ultimately worries and disappointments can fracture the imaginative soul of mine.

Three decades of my life--I would serve humanity, travel and close the chapter of life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


engage with other CSers...and now it begins in Canada...maybe can host


Had awesome CS experience in England. Hope follows the suit in Canada...


Poetry, Travelling, Photography, Politics, War and Peace, Environmental Security, Human Rights...

  • writing
  • poetry
  • photography
  • human rights
  • politics
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • international relations

Music, Movies, and Books

Piano, Violin, Jazz, Poems from poets around the world and of different times...various books...

Sylvia Plath has been my favorite poet since long time. I really feel connected with her confessional poems. Poetry makes nothing but since ages poets have recorded their feelings and experiences in words which is powerful and revolutionary. Words are not winds if used properly.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One thing I've learned by travelling from East to West is the difference in Mind or Thinking. In West everything is Organized but in the East it's disorganized. For me to switch from disorganisation to organization was not only cultural but mental shock however I have done it step by step. To build blocks can be bit harder but to bring down the pyramids of thoughts are harder. Perhaps because of these structures of minds and societies we tend to move from one place to another, country after country, in search of our own organization or disorganization of mind, soul and heart--to find the peace and rest in aura.

Teach, Learn, Share

Creative ones. Travellers. Thinkers. Different from me. Who can stimulate imaginations!

What I Can Share with Hosts

good talk, guide

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, India, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, India, Nepal, United Kingdom

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