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Experience and explore the world as much as possible when I am healthy and young. Friendships Worldwide. Offered my helping hands to those in need. Work hard, study hard and play hard.
Solo traveler who has been in over 70 countries.
Have organized over 300 events in Hong Kong since 2012. Founder of Hong Kong Happy Hiking Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/happyhiking).
Grew up in Hong Kong, spent 15 years in USA for university, graduate schools and worked in companies including Sony Electronics, Oracle Consulting partner, Clorox, Applied Biosystems.
Since May 2008
Sold all my stuffs, quit a good job, left the comfort zone, went to Sichuan China to volunteer in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake relief effort for two year. First as an independent solo volunteer, later worked with Japanese NGO from Kobe and other foreigners' groups. An unforgettable experience ever.
Happened in 2009
Volunteered independently as English teacher, farmer, health care worker, janitor, babysitter.... in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, China, Thailand and Japan.
Happened in 2010
Traveled 8 countries in the Middle East and southern Europe for 3 months. Couch surfed total a month in several countries. Problem with hosts in Athens and Istanbul using CS as dating/sex hunting site.
Happened in 2011
Volunteered in Japan earthquake/tsunami relief work for 2 months
Active hiking leader. Have organized +300 outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, canyoning, cultural visits, etc.) in Hong Kong
Happened in 2013-2014
Survived from an abusive relationship with a medical doctor
Business Traveling in 2013-2014
Qingdao with executive clients
Pingyao with executive clients
Chengdu with executive clients
Laos with executive clients
Myanmar with executive clients
Backpacking travel in 2013-2014
Myanmar (December 27 days)
Thailand Chiang Mai hiking group
2 months in 2015 (March-April)
Malaysia Borneo (Singapore-Sawarak-Sabah-Penang-HK)
Visited 6 national parks, including Mt. Kinabalu
2 months in 2015 (August-October)
Istanbul > Bulgaria > Romania > Hungary > Slovakia > Czech > Austria > Germany > Liechtenstein > Switzerland > Italy > Slovenia > Croatia > Bosnia > Montenegro > Albania > Serbia > Kosovo > Macedonia > Greece > Istanbul
3 weeks in December 2015
5 months in 2016 (July 18 to December 14)
Hong Kong > Taipei > Istanbul (a day after military coop) > Netherlands 16 days > France 18 days > Iceland 10 days > Stockholm 8 days > Norway 1 month > western Sweden > Copenhagen > Hamburg > Portugal 16 days > Spain Andalusia > Morocco 17 days > London > Bangkok > Taipei > Hong Kong
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Before Couchsurfing website was born.......
First homestay at 4 years old with a Japanese family.
Home stays during business trips in USA, instead of staying in star hotels.
Spontaneous home stays on the road.
Surfed and hosted through friends, friend's referrals, Craigslist, WWOOF networks, etc. Simply love to meet with people that I surfed sometimes even when I was on business trips.
CouchSurfing has given me both positive (genuine friendships, cultural exchange) and negative experience (sexual harassment, verbal harassment, narcissistic personality disorders).
Backpacking Travel, Cultural Exchange, Mountains Hiking, Water Sports, Volunteering, Recycling, NGO
- outdoor activities
- solo travel
Music, Movies, and Books
My driving experience in USA
- 10 years of daily 20-60 miles commute to work
- Cross country trip 36 states, 2 months, 13,000 miles in 2003 by my own car, a manual 6-speed Matrix. Slept in car at rest area on highway every other night and some camping at national parks.
- Driving my parents to visit Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Utah national parks, Las Vegas.
My driving experience in Europe
- Southeastern France 2005
- Cappadocia Turkey 2010
- Greek islands and slept in cars by the seaside 2010
- Iceland highland off-road and south coast 2016
- Norway Bergen, Stavanger, Kongsberg 2016
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
3 years in Sichuan China earthquake affected villages. I did tent-surfing, camp-surfing, ground-surfing with the villagers. Sichuan is now my second home.
2 months in Japan tsunami affected towns/villages.
2 months teaching in Nepal remote mountain village.
2 months in Japan living and working at organic farm.
3 months in India of intensive training of backpacking skills.
Met many fellows travelers on the road who are truly amazing!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Pure friendships, travel experience, positive life perspectives, English language.
Message to a special group of people
Couchsurfing is NOT dating website. STOP using Couchsurfing for your sex hunting or submissive Asian wife hunting!!!
Please do NOT host me if you SMOKE!!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, France, Japan, United States