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Overview

  • 63 references 56 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish; learning Danish, French
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • PhD
  • From China
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Work hard, enjoy life, and keep discovering the world

ABOUT ME

Easygoing, amicable, considerate and sometime humorous — comments from others. So it won't be wrong ;-) I'm a fan of different cultures, languages, fine arts, cuisines, wines and sports (particularly football, badminton and table tennis). Keen to help others and always happy to make friends around the world. I speak English, Spanish and Chinese (mother tongue), currently learning French and Danish.

I've traveled over 60 countries and the adventure is not yet finished :-) Born in China, I did my Erasmus Mundus Masters in Spain, followed by a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science. Four years in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and half a year in Angers (France) was just the starting point, after which I worked and lived in New Zealand for another five years to discover the other end of the world. Now back to Europe and have a more stabilised life in Copenhagen.

PHILOSOPHY

Since we cannot prolong our life, why don’t we extend its width by traveling and reading?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, surfing, hanging out, sharing travel information and stories, etc.

I'm glad to talk and also listen to different ideas and stories, injecting fresh air to my life.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I surfed in many cities like Frankfurt (DE), Zurich (CH), Milan (IT), Stockholm (SE), Manchester (UK), San Sebastian (ES), Reykjavik (IS), Lisse (NL), Rotorua (NZ), Sibiu (RO), Cologne (DE), Bochum (DE), Gdańsk (PL), Baku (AZ), Batumi (GE).
Instead of surfing, I have been more actively participating in hosting people while living in Spain, France, New Zealand and now Denmark.
It has been great fun to meet people and make new friends through CS.

Interests

Funny ideas, interesting stories, different views of the world, different culture and traditions etc.

  • culture
  • traveling
  • soccer
  • badminton
  • geography
  • history
  • languages
  • fine arts
  • cuisines

Music, Movies, and Books

Many

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Drove to isolated areas in both New Zealand and Iceland, where there was nobody at all

Teach, Learn, Share

Open to all new interesting things/ideas

What I Can Share with Hosts

Interesting travel stories, perhaps foods and wines as well.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Denmark, France, New Zealand, Spain

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