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Overview

  • 1 reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Japanese; learning Japanese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2024
  • No occupation listed
  • University of Las Vegas
  • From Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me

Hello everyone!

My name is Ekko from China. I'm freshman in Couchsurfing. I'm currently on a working holiday in Australia, exploring and experiencing as much as I can. I used to live in the USA and Japan, which ignited my passion for travel and cultural exchange.

I have a background in hotel management, and I've worked in hotels, restaurants, and internet companies. My hobbies include hiking and meditation, which help me connect with nature and find inner peace. I'm enthusiastic, open-minded, and I love making new friends from around the world.

As a Couchsurfer, I am looking forward to hosting travelers and also being hosted, sharing stories and creating unforgettable memories together. I hope to know the local lifestyle and culture more intimately.

Looking forward to meeting you and making new connections!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I joined Couchsurfing because I believe that the best way to experience a place is by living like a local. There's something incredibly enriching about diving into the local culture and seeing life from a new perspective. I think everyone has unique life experiences, and I love exchanging stories with strangers. It's always fascinating to hear about the different paths people have taken and the lessons they've learned along the way. I'm also very keen on making friends with people from all walks of life. Couchsurfing offers the perfect platform to connect, share, and grow together. I'm excited to be part of this community and can't wait to explore more of the world in this uniquely personal way.

Interests

  • culture
  • music festivals
  • meditation
  • camping
  • history
  • beaches
  • movie
  • roadtrip
  • hike

Music, Movies, and Books

Musicians:

Sia, Lana Del Rey, David Bowie, Coldplay, Adele, 21 Pilot, Faye Wong

Films:

《Interstellar》 directed by Christopher Nolan
《Inception》 directed by Christopher Nolan
《Amélie》 (original title: Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
《In the Mood for Love》 (original title: 花样年华) directed by Wong Kar-wai
《The Wedding Banquet》 (original title: 喜宴) directed by Ang Lee
《Lust, Caution》 (original title: 色戒) directed by Ang Lee
《Eat Drink Man Woman》 (original title: 饮食男女) directed by Ang Lee
《Life of Pi》 directed by Ang Lee

Books:

《Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind》 by Yuval Noah Harari
《The Three-Body Problem》 (original title: 三体) by Liu Cixin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the most transformative experiences I've had was participating in a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. This silent retreat required complete disconnection from the outside world, including no talking, no phone use, and no reading or writing. Each day was spent in meditation from early morning till night, focusing on deep self-observation.

The purpose of this intense meditation practice is to purify the mind, developing deep insights into the nature of reality and oneself. It's a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience that has taught me a great deal about resilience, inner peace, and clarity. This experience has profoundly impacted my perspective on life and continues to influence how I engage with the world and the people around me.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I’m very easygoing. Willing to share all experiences with people I meet. I would like to cook for you if I stay at your place. I’m also willing to hangout with the host if they like outdoors or bars.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Japan, Thailand, United States

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