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Overview

  • 23 References 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • PhD
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel around the world

ABOUT ME

People say that I'm easygoing, amicable, considerate and sometime humorous. So it won't be wrong ;)
I'm a big fan of different cultures/languages, travelling, cuisine, wine and sports. I used to be crazy for football (or soccer), but now I do more game-watching than playing. For me it's kinda fun to make friends all over the world.

I've traveled around over 50 countries and I'm still continuing my adventures. I grew up in China, and at 22 years old I went to explore Europe, where I did my Master and PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology. After living 4 years in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and half a year in Angers, France, I've acquired a good knowledge of Europe and really had some beautiful memories there. Now it's my time to experience New Zealand, the other end of the earth.

PHILOSOPHY

If we cannot prolong our life, why don't we increase its width? Enjoy your life! Hakuna matata!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When given the time and condition, I do whatever I can to participate in CS: hosting, surfing, hang out with surfers or hosts around the cities, etc.

I think the most important thing is communication. So that people can get a better understanding of each other, of a new place, of the unique culture behind, etc. I hope to pass this philosophy to others, meanwhile I'm glad to listen to different ideas, being an open-minded person.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted travelers in Spain, France and New Zealand. Hang out frequently. CSurfed in several cities like Frankfurt, Zurich, Milan, Stockholm, Manchester, San Sebastian, Reykjavik, Lisse (Netherland)...

Interests

Fresh ideas, interesting people, funny traditions all over the world

  • culture
  • wine
  • beer
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • soccer
  • languages
  • cuisine

Music, Movies, and Books

To many..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelling to the area where there is nobody at all in Iceland

Teach, Learn, Share

Languages, cuisine, cultures, ideas about life, football, etc.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Idea exchange, travel tips, Chinese cuisine, etc

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, New Zealand, Spain

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