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Alex Kang

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 37 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Non-profit. I help new immigrants an...
  • Bachelor of Arts - Economics and Pol...
  • From North Vancouver
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Work to save. Save to travel. And in the mean time: Eat, Drink and be Merry!

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Vancouver. Despite my love for this city, I enjoy every second I'm away from it while travelling.

I'm pretty easy going - if you want to be independent and just crash on my couch after a long day of sightseeing in Vancouver, that's cool.

Alternatively, if you want to meet all of my friends, have some beers at a favourite cheap pub of ours, and do all that sort of "local" stuff, I could be up for that too, depending on funds!

I work with new immigrants to Canada, and I have also traveled fairly extensively, so I'm very comfortable speaking with people of all cultures.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm no hedonist, but I live with the fundamental goal of having fun. So far, it's worked out pretty well. I am a very, very lucky person.

I realize not everyone in this world is nearly as lucky as I am, nor has the same opportunity in life. Like they say in spider man, with great power comes great responsibility. :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted visitors from: France Finland New Zealand Germany Ireland United States Canada Poland

I have surfed in: Netherlands Belgium Germany Italy Croatia Kosovo Turkey Scotland Ireland France Czech Republic Poland Austria

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am happy to say that so far, I have only had positive experiences. CouchSurfing is a win-win situation for the host and the surfer. Everyone is happy to participate - all that matters is that there is flexibility.

In my recent trips to Europe, I saved a LOT of money with couchsurfing, and met some people that really impacted my experiences while there. I know the importance of a good host, and more importantly, my time away has made me want to become a better host myself. No shit!

Interests

Beer, economics, politics, astronomy, religion, travel, cooking, history.

Music, Movies & Books

I have realized over the years that I am a very bad critic. I like just about everything.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have seen lots. The first that comes to mind is zooming down the river between Laos and Thailand. We were on a tiny, tiny little boat with an engine that took up half of the room. I had no sleep the night before, so I kept on dozing off -- only to have the girl behind me smack me everytime. Turns out, if I had leaned too far to one side, I would have capsized it! Lesson learned. Get some rest before going on an insane river boat.

Teach, Learn, Share

As a host, I have found that little things make a big difference. Making your bed in the morning, helping with dishes after dinner, and being flexible on sleeping schedules can turn a great surfer into an amazing one.

As a surfer, I figure my hosts would appreciate the same. :)

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada

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