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Kale Lau

上海市, China

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Overview

  • 38 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, English, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • work hard, travel harder
  • studied economics in uni
  • From Hong Kong / New York
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Having No Mission is a Mission in Itself

ABOUT ME

I think I have a life style where I can afford to work for a few months and then take off to travel around the world for the rest of the year. I know it is nice, I am grateful for it.about me? why so serious? I dont like to make plans or reservation. In fact, no planning is the plan.I grew up in Hong Kong, but also in New York. I call this having the best of both world, and then I worked 1 year in London.feel free to msg me to hang out, the chance is i am up for anything.www.facebook.com/kale.lauTravel:2010: http://g.co/maps/n9qan2011: http://g.co/maps/53abkvisited 24 states (10.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or jurisdische veraling duits?

PHILOSOPHY

Travel is not that interesting. People are.

Then there is traveling and the experience of traveling.

"whatever doesn't kill you make you a more interest person." -I do have a few close to death experiences to tell.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I spread the Gospel of CS. I have successfully converted a few to try it.

Not too many of my friends has tried this and some consider this is insane, but I am the living example of it.

also, CS gatherings and events. making friends all over the world.

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COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

too many CS experiences since I started back in may, 2009.i have many memorable experiences, ask me about that in person.

Interests

Running, Skiing, Badminton, Photography, Reading, Hiking, Biking, Museums, Yoga

Knowing the history, culture, politics, etc. of the places I visit.

Want to master spanish

Music, Movies & Books

Watching: Gladiator, Forrest Gump, I am Legend

Reading: Banned books in general like Decameron, Chinese Literature, magazine on current events.

Listing: anything, but rap

One Amazing Thing I've Done

(MM/DD/YYYY)

07/2012-08/2012 - rode 3200km on a bicycle from beijing to xiamen in china

10/1/2011 - survived a bus crash from san pedro de atacama to santiago in chile with 1 scratch and some bruises.

9/12/2011 - climbed Huayna Potosi, the highest altitude I have reached in my life, 6088 meters (almost 20k feet).

08/2011 - Galapagos islands, 8 days cruise, once in a life time experiences where I snorkeled with a school of dolphins (like 50), different sharks, penguins, many sea lions, fishes, etc.

07/2010 - Tour de Taiwan on a bicycle, 18 days and 1200km.

9/2009 - Hiking in the Pyrenees, being at 2444 meters high between France and Spain.

6/2009 - jumping off a 20 meter high bridge in Marseilles with two of my CS hosts. The sea was violent that evening and almost drained (closest experience to death so far).

08/08/08 - Overnight hiking from around 1 am and finished at 12pm trying to hike the highest peak in New York State after 1 full day of work. Then I managed to drive another 6 hours home and a stop at an outlet to do some shopping before resting.

Teach, Learn, Share

The earth is round, whatever comes around goes around.

I am very grateful to all my hosts and people I meet or haven't gotten the chance to meet while traveling.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, United Kingdom, United States

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