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  • 58 References 37 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning German
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Student
  • Studying for M.Sc. in Environmental Management
  • From Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Me

I'm David and I've just moved to Kiel after 3 years teaching English in Taiwan. I'm starting my master's in environmental management here and looking forward to getting to know the city better. I haven't been here long (arrived at the end of September 2016) so I can't guarantee that I'd be the best tour guide but if I'm not busy and my flatmates agree you're welcome to crash on the couch in my room.



Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been active on Couchsurfing for a couple years now and it has really been great. It's a wonderful way to meet new people from around the world, explore the world, and share places you love. I've made lots of interesting friends in the Couchsurfing community in Kaohsiung Taiwan where I hosted a meetup and from all around the world. I'm looking forward to meeting more people through CS here in Germany as well.


I enjoy hiking, cycling, and travelling. Some of my less common hobbies include amateur paleontology and field herpetology (looking for fossils, reptiles, and amphibians) but unfortunately I haven't had too many opportunities to practice either in recent years.

  • reptiles
  • amphibians
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

I like lots of movies music and books so I'm not sure where to end. I'll just list a few.

Movies: V For Vendetta, The Goonies, Kickass, The Princess Bride, Kill Bill, Slumdog Millionaire, Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, etc.

Music: Mostly older stuff especially the Beatles. Generally open to most things.

Books: Harry Potter, Crime and Punishment, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ender's Game, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I am always most amazed by places I go in nature. Some of these beautiful places include Niagara Falls, Ha Long Bay, and the clouds rolling down Lantau Peak on a crystal clear morning in Hong Kong, and watching the sunrise at Yushan, the tallest mountain in Taiwan.

Teach, Learn, Share

I worked for three years as an English teacher at a cram school in Taiwan. If you want to improve your English I'ld be happy to help. I have been taking classes in Mandarin for about a year. My ability is still far from great but improving. Practice is always good. I also like to think my cooking isn't too bad.

What I Can Share with Hosts

If you want I'd be happy to cook for you. I'm also able to help those looking to improve their English or just generally hang out and chat.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Macao, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States

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