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Daniel Pigou

Dongguan, Guangdong, China

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Overview

  • 50 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning Chinese, German
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • English teacher
  • University
  • From Malmö
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding a new place to live and work.

ABOUT ME

I am a Swedish New Zealander that studied History and Philosophy in northern England and am now living and teaching English in southern China. So I am a mix of a lot of different cultures and like to find out about and live in even more different cultures. My life has brought me to a lot of different places and it is difficult for me to say where I will be next.

In general I am a friendly and easy-going guy and hope to be a good host to any visiting CouchSurfers while still keeping my place clean. I am also respectful of my hosts when travelling and don't like to take up too much time if you are busy.

My low response rate is mainly because of not responding to requests while travelling. Please read through my profile before sending requests.

PHILOSOPHY

Every moment and every decision counts for making us who we are. Live life for it is as it's the only one that we have.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host CouchSurfers in Dongguan (Songshan lake) whenever I am free.

Surfing and travelling whenever I have time.

Occasionally organizing some CS events.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted loads of great surfers in Sweden, England and now China. Also surfed couches and made great new friends in England, China, Thailand, and all over the world. Taking part in CS activities and meetings whenever and wherever I am staying.

Interests

Reading books about history, philosophy, culture, language or classical novels (British, American, European literature).
Amateur photography and of course traveling :)

Other than this I just do various sports such as cycling, football, hiking and running. I like to use my legs while staying on the ground.

Music, Movies & Books

For movies I like thoughtful and interesting movies such as Cloud Atlas, Magnolia, Elephant Man, the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind, and the Butterfly Effect. I always like to find out about new great movies though.

As for Music I listen to a little bit of everything, especially classical music and British pop/rock bands. But I am generally open to most kinds of music.

For books I have been reading a lot of Russian and British classical literature recently. I am very interested in both the culture behind these stories and the novels themselves. A few would be Dostoievsky's Karamazov Brothers and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Met wild monkeys face to face at Monkey Mountain in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Saw the burst of a geyser in Rotorua, New Zealand, and travelled around Tunisia without speaking either French or Arabic.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would be able to teach you Swedish, English and maybe (basic) German or Chinese. Always happy to share travel stories and photos from around the world and open to learn anything that you can teach.

What I Can Share With Hosts

A couch when I am available.

Travel stories and photos from around the world.

Some languages and history I picked up from various different places.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, Northern Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom

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