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Daniel Wong

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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Overview

  • 36 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, French, Japanese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Programmer/wanderer
  • Uni graduate
  • From Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

See the world in order to live in it

ABOUT ME

Born in Hk and moved to England at the age of 7!
Graduated from uni, worked to save some money and off i went into the deep unknowns of asia.
I enjoy meeting others on my travels and not to mention a few drinks from time to time.
Have been on the road since may '09 and don't intend of returning home anytime soon :P
Have been through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Korea and then taught english in Japan for a while, then wandered through South America for half a year and somehow ended up working in China

PHILOSOPHY

To live in the world first you must see it :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I used to host, but now I don't really have the chance to

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had my own brand of couch surfing experience. I tend to meet people on my travels and because i'm loved by all (ha) some of them offer me a place to stay. I've met people in vietnam who live in shanghai who housed me for 4 days and a couple of americans who live in chengdu offered me their couch when they didn't have space in the hostel! Also several other similar experiences along the way!As for CS:
Surfed:
John - Seoul
Youri - Kyoto
Emily - Tokyo
Ankit - Tokyo
Genie - Shanghai
Luiz - Salvador
Vivianna - Recife
Fernando - Fortaleza
Thiago - Sao Luis
Gulianno - Manaus

Hosted:
Juan (Chile)
Anne (France)
Katalin (Hungary)
Mario (Italy)
Kaz (Japan)
Nori (Japan)
Victor (Denmark)
Genie (Hong Kong/Shanghai)
Gabriel (Canada)
Vivian (China)

Interests

Traveling :)
meeting new people
Hockey (NOT ice hockey)
watching football (soccer)
Some physical activity which potentially ends with someone in a body bag

visited 26 states (11.5%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android

Music, Movies & Books

Nowadays I pretty much read anything English I can get my hands on :)Jonathan Kellerman seriesAngels and Demons (book)Jeremy Clarkson (books & tv)Bill Bryson, hilariousNorweigian wood, Murakamimost movies in generalas for music, anything that sounds good to the ear :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sunrise at Huang Shan?
Flaming Jump rope in Thailand?
Angkor Wat?
SaiDaiJi Eyo?
Machu Pichu?
Salar del Uyuni?
Volcan de Villarica?
Paragliding off a mountain in Colombia?
People of all nations banded together through traveling!
etc etc etc

Teach, Learn, Share

I travelled around Asia, South America and Europe quite a bit so if you want to know anything just give me a shout! I'm more than willing to share some of my wacky adventures :)

Also lived in Japan for 2 years prior to China so any Japanese related questions I'm more than happy to contribute to!

Also any computer problems i'm happy to take a look at :P (comp sci grad)

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

China, Japan, United Kingdom

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