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Overview

  • 23 references 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Quality Engineer
  • MEng Engineering & Business Management
  • From Southampton, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Discover my place within this big wide world and experience everything and anything on the way!

ABOUT ME
I moved to Toulouse with my partner over one year ago, and have grown to love this beautiful city in the south of France (La Ville Rose). Although I have met some great people over the past year, I'm looking forward to getting more active in the couchsurfing community; meet locals, expats and travelers, as well as explore Toulouse and its surroundings through hiking, cycling or just being a tourist in my new home town.

After travelling through Asia, New Zealand and the USA for 6 months I definitely have gained the travel bug! I like to fill up my weekends when I'm not working, with trying to visit new places in France, the rest of Europe and beyond, as well as cycling my way on my trusty road bike across the country!

Over 6 months travelling I roadtripped around the USA on a Green Tortoise bus tour, wwoofed my way around NZ, experienced a colourful Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, drove a motorbike around Northern Thailand and got lost amongst temples in Japan!
Let's see what the future brings!

PHILOSOPHY

Treasure every moment like its your last, appreciate your surroundings and be open to trying to new things!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I enjoyed hosting travelers in York when I had my own space, and couchsurfed my way around Japan and the USA on my mini gap year! I'm looking forward to hosting fellow travelers when I have enough space, and intend to meet like minded couchsurfers in the UK to remind me of all the great people I was lucky enough to meet while travelling!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosting:

2011-
Jeff Lee (Taiwan) 5th July - 7th July
Anna Eom (Korea) 1st August - 2nd August
Jill Kraemer & Robin Zurcker (Switzerland) 5th August - 7th August
Chiung-Yi Huang (Taiwan) 9th August - 12th August

Surfing:

2011-
John White (Chicago,USA) 16-17 Sept
Mark Forsyth (Sacramento,USA) 21-23 Sept
Steve Enzer (San Francisco, USA) 23-26 Sept

2012-
Jan Hofmann (Singapore) 20-22 Jan
Kaccey & Bernando Mayer (Kobe, Japan) 27-29 Feb
Shimpei Hashimoto (Osaka, Japan) 29 Feb-2 Mar
Kayoko Nanno (Hiroshima, Japan) 2-4 Mar
Ben JP (Nagoya, Japan) 7-9 Mar
Yumi Miyake (Nara, Japan) 9-10 Mar
Masato Miki (Kyoto, Japan) 11-13 Mar
Yusuke Takashima (Kyoto, Japan) 13-18 Mar
Anca Burducea (Tokyo, Japan) 18-22 Mar

Interests

Looks like I have got what many of the other CS's have got, the travel bug! I particularly enjoy climbing up frighteningly high mountains despite having a head for heights, and am up for trying anything new if given the opportunity! I love cooking for others, relaxing and walking out in the countryside in places with beautiful scenery, camp fires/BBQ's with good friends and even a friendly dog or two:) Aside from that I enjoy a good cycle through rugged scenery, a bit of badminton, building things, technology and experiencing new cultures so I can take a little something back to mine!

  • dogs
  • chinese new year
  • dining
  • cooking
  • bbq
  • japanese food
  • walking
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • camping
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • badminton
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Coldplay, The Script, The Fray, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Killers, Muse, Poets of the Fall, John Mayer, Snow Patrol, RHCP, Nickelback, Michael Jackson, Maximo Park, Kings of Leon, Keane, The Vaccines and much more!

Movies: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, James Bond, The Bournes, Blood Diamond, Inception, Man on Fire, Avatar, Black Hawk Down, Wanted.

Books: Thrillers, Fantasy, Crime and Travel such as His Dark Materials, Lord of the Rings, Anthony Horowitz, Game of Thrones, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Skydived from 12,000 ft in Queenstown, New Zealand
-Travelled and slept on a Green Tortoise bus across USA for 14 days and 14 nights :)
-Hitchhiked around New Zealand
-Completed the 3 Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge - 3 mountains, 12 hours, 42km
-Walked the Great Wall of China
-Climbed to the top of Mount Snowdon
-Watched the sunset on the tropical island of Langkawi, Malaysia.
- Hiked Adams Peak at 2am to see the sunrise in Sri Lanka

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach:
I would like to teach and have a chance to practice French, Chinese or English Language with others.
I enjoy cooking food from lots of different countries but particularly enjoy English, Chinese, Thai or Japanese food!

Share:
Lots of interesting stories about couchsurfing, hitchhiking and traveling around the world on my mini gap year, my taste in Music, Film, Good food to eat and the local Yorkshire countryside!

Learn:
I'm happy to learn anything and everything! I especially want to hear all your amazing travel stories, learn new languages and find out more about the world I live in!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Laos, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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