David Franke

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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About Me


Trying to make my way through the jungle of life


I am living in Thailand since more than 3 years now, the last 2 1/2 years in the lovely town of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.
I worked here in an elephant camp, where I basically trained tourists how to ride elephants.
Before that, I have been living on Phuket, in the south of Thailand, and worked as a tourguide on various programmes of a resort in the jungle.

Last thing that I did in Germany was that I studied 2 semesters "International Tourism Studies." During that time I encountered an advertisement for the postition as Tour Guide. At that time, I took my chance and this is how I got here! ;)

I came to Chiang Mai to take a language class at the Chiang Mai University, but after 3 months the school got into trouble and cancelled to course.

After 2 1/2 years at the elephant camp, I am open for something new and am currently looking for a new job in Thailand that I want to start from August on.
Now I have saved my money for about one year and will go on a big trip to Japan for 10 weeks!
This is something I always wanted to do and I am looking forward to it very much!

When I am free I like to travel, ride motorcycle, go to cinema, shopping, meeting friends and go to party!


I think the most important goals in life are to be happy and satisfied with yourself.
Gather as much life-experience as you can while you stay on this earth...

Take your chance if you can. Do not hesitate! Believe in yourself! Our time in this life is just limited. Do everything you want if it feels to you`re doing the right thing!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I`m looking for nice people all around the world who can show me around their place and help me to get to experience different cultures and learn new languages.


I gained my first Couchsurfing experience in Singapore and it was such a great experience, that I´m now trying to meet a much people as I can and to Couchsurf as much as I can!



Music, Movies, and Books

Science Fiction, Action, Animes, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Disco, House, Electro

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Nothing that amazing to be mentioned here.
But I would`nt be the man I am today, if I would not have done the decisions I did in my past.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know many things about travelling in Asia and about the cultures here. But there is still so much to learn!
I would like to learn more about different cultures and meet as many interesting people in my life as possible.

I know a lot of things about Thailand, it's people, cultures and nature.
I can speak Thai quite well and I can tell you what life in Thailand is like.
If you have an elephant at hand, I can also teach you how to ride it ;)
Or if you want to learn how to ride motorcycle, maybe I can also help you with that!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Thailand

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