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  • 8 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Web developer
  • College
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About Me

Asian-American guy travelling around the world for two years. Into photography (check me out at @mikelyao), sociology, politics, philosophy, and cultural exchanges.

I spend most of my budget on eating.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm doing a two year journey across Europe and Asia and I really enjoy meeting/getting shown around by locals.. I'm more curious about the contemporary culture of a city whereas hostel cultures are usually more or less the same in many parts of the world.


Photography, board games, politics/sociology, technology, food

Music, Movies, and Books

I've been creating a rap playlist from around the world.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking up the Avatar mountains in China

Teach, Learn, Share

English, Chinese, Javascript, Photography, Food (eating, not cooking)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Knowledge, perspective, and also I can do the dishes

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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