Danny 赵丹尼 Parrott

Beijing, Beijing Shi, China

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  • oxford uni.
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About Me


1.have abit of fun.

2. I havent hosted for 2 years, last time I lived in Beijing I hosted 100people in a year - now id like to do that again. Please message me. Now i am living in central Beijing in a nice place above the hutongs


I like travelling, and seeing things and experiencing new things, and Im interested in the many different cultures,histories, books and people that there are!!! i like beer,wine,nice food.


i dont like it when people limit what they can experience because of some kind of bigotted world view...i generally disagree with moralising pessimists be they catholic or communist or democracy-obsessed, my view is that you have got to be pragmatic and realise that generally people are pretty good and things generally are okay, but there are alot of wankers in every culture and country and they should be ignored as best as possible.

I want to study other cultures maybe, languages, things!!!I want to learn and live abit!!!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have 3 or 4 couches now,and floor space...half the year I live in the most beautiful bit of central Beijing. Opposite Confucius temple and Lama temple.

i try to keep an open house, and go to gatherings sometimes.


lots and lots and lots,see references...

...Memorable experience would be stealing a canoe with Anke (my first ever couchsurfer) and my friend Tim, carrying it along the highstreet of central oxford, and general messing around (we returned the canoe later..:)...)


I like reading,i like anything. i enjoyed lost horizon, anything by f.scott.Fitzgerald, Laurie Lee's stuff, particularly works about his lone travels around spain!

i like experiencing different things.
dont really have specific interests,"the exhaustion of the passion is the beginning of wisdom" I hope thats true cos I dont devote myself to any hobbies!
i like buen rollo....

Music, Movies, and Books

FILMS: L'Auberge Espagnol...Slumdog Millionaire...casablanca...clockwork orange....poupee russe...jamon jamon....anything by almodovar....THE BOAT THAT ROCKED/aka Good Morning England...anything really...to be honest, i like every film i watched recently unless it is a hollywood film, particularly i hate a film if it is a hollywood film about young up and coming professionals in New York who are trying to balance work and play....most films by Zhang Yimou and Pedro Almodovar are great.

BOOKS&AUTHORS: fitzgerald, world of suzy wong,lost horizon...then I suppose in no particular order to specify some books/plays: Tender is the Night...The Sun Also Rises...harry potter. Ding Ling, Zhang Ailing, Mu Shiying

MUSIC: BEBE,....Gustavo Lima...XU WEI.......Tribalistas...Friendly Fires...The Foals///LA ROUX....mgmt... RADIOHEAD...anything, mainly Radiohead.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

travelling around west china and tibet was nice, cumulative experiences of living in beijing,Madrid,Yangshuo,oxford is good...

Teach, Learn, Share

I suppose I have a vague cooking and house-cleaning ability-thats my way of asking to stay...!!!

perhaps culture/language exchange while we are together, I enjoy discussing stuff sometimes...i could teach english -i did a TESOL course....and have taught more than 1000 hours worth of english classes, so i can teach u abit/

I can take you to the pub!--bar

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Spain, United Kingdom

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