Danny 赵丹尼 Parrott

Beijing, Beijing Shi, China

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About Me

I am very happy to host lovely people, please message me.有朋自远方来不亦乐乎

SOME HOUSE RULES, please don't be scared, we are not fascists, however after hosting hundreds of surfers we have made some rules in order to keep it running perfectly smoothly. We are not strict people and it is feels awkward to make any rules but in order to maintain a ‘harmonious society’ it would help if surfers could aim to stick to these guidelines:

1.Please don’t shower in our rush hours, between 7-9am and 6-7pm. Our water pump is terrible so only one out of three showers can ever be used at once, we all have jobs so need some stability on this haha. When the pump is fixed we can end this rule...

2.we are all busy so generally cannot give you tours, but we are happy to give you recommendations and advice and help with a range of things. We can enjoy spending some evenings dining together and you can go out in the daytime alone or with other surfers. Ideally please try to not spend your whole stay inside the house because a few of us work from home and cannot entertain guests 24-7 – we generally need to have some peace in the house in the daytime. This is a perfect place for anyone who wants some chilled hosts that are happy to let you fit into their routine lives.

3.We can host 2-3 surfers a day and prefer not to host anyone for more than 3 nights because we have a lot of requests and like to meet everyone.

4.we currently have 3-4 couches free and lots of floor space in our two-floored penthouse, we don’t however have any bedding. we just have one spare sheet, please bring stuff e.g sleeping bag

5. We love receiving reviews –we host quite a lot of people and its really nice to have a little titbit to remember people by in 1-100 years time. In our house we are all couchsurfer hosts. If you are kind enough to leave me a review it would be nice if you might consider copy-pasting it to some/all of my housemates who are also surfers here, their profiles are below, they'd be very happy:

6. please ask if you want to have some of our drinks or food, shampoos or commodities etc.

7.If you wanna wash clothes, please tell us first and then we can also do some washing with you

8.please wash up/clean up after yourselves.

9.please smoke on the roof terrace

10.please have fun and lets all respect each other.

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 think its silly to limit your life because of any kind of bigotted world view...i generally disagree with moralising pessimists be they catholic or communist. I disagree heavily with democracy-obsessed believers in the righteousness of US foreign policy or Western supremacists who think their un-informed view on China has value, I am not a fan of the CCP either but like to keep a balanced view when possible. I quite like Zhuangzi philosophy, perspectism, relativism, skepticism etc

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 cs gatherings sometimes.


lots and lots and lots,see references...


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!
like buen rollo....

Music, Movies, and Books

FILMS: L'Auberge Espagnol...Slumdog Millionaire...casablanca...clockwork orange....poupee russe...jamon jamon....anything by almodovar and zhang yimou (red sorghum is great!)....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, Shen Congwen, Ling shuhua

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

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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