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  • 17 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Sports Director
  • Intercultural Studies
  • From Minneapolis, MN, USA
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About Me

My name is Daniel, but my friends call me DK. I travel, eat, and listen to music, in that order. When I'm not doing those three things, I like to dabble in web design & development, linguistics, the arts, reading, and riding the 'œol bicycle. I most appreciate meeting new people, learning their culture, and eating their food.

I'm currently living and working in Tianjin, China. My main job here is introducing American sports to Chinese people. Baseball, American football, hockey, frisbee, foosball, line dancing, you name it. I'm surprised I get paid for this. More importantly, though, I'm studying the ridiculously complicated Chinese language.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

In January/February 2012, I couchsurfed all around the Middle East, including Turkey, Dubai, Jordan, and Egypt~

AND I've hosted many people here at my apartment in Tianjin, China.


Travel, food, music, web design & development, linguistics, the arts, reading, and bicycling.

  • arts
  • culture
  • design
  • dancing
  • dining
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • sports
  • baseball
  • american football
  • soccer
  • hockey

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Messy Spirituality, Memed My Hawk, Red China Blues, Tarzan of the Apes
Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, Across The Universe, The Breakfast Club, Lost in Translation
Food: Lamb Kebabs (Yang rou chuan'er)
Music: The National, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Tallest Man on Earth, Bon Iver, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, A Night In The Box, Lykke Li, Haley Bonar, and any folk/acoustic covers of pop/hip hop songs...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The Mass Games in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Teach, Learn, Share

A bit of China from an American perspective.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'll buy you many drinks and unforgetatble conversation~

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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