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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2020
  • Marketing
  • Master's
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

Love traveling and experiencing culture from the inside and not a tourist. Open to anything that sounds interesting, and will try anything once. I like reading, sushi, coffee, hiking, traveling, music, dancing ... and looking forward to stuff I haven't done yet.

I have a background in Business & Strategy and moved to San Francisco Bay area a few years to start a company. Now I am back in New Zealand, working remotely for a startup based in California.

I'm currently in Christchurch for 2 weeks and will be in Auckland around the first week of October.

Before moving to NZ, traveled for a few months across SE Asia - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.... as well as China - Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Chongqing, Shenzhen.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Before moving to NZ, traveled for a few months across SE Asia - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.... as well as China - Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Chongqing, Shenzhen.

Also traveled a few places in Europe - Germany, Netherlands, France and England

Interests

  • dancing
  • coffee
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • sushi

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
"Moral animal - why we are the way we are?" by Robert Wright
Animal Farm
Exodus - Leon Uris
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
Cat's cradle and all of Kurt Vonnegut's

Music: Classic and contemporary pop and alternative rock

Movies: Shawshank Redemption

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked in the Himalayas for a few months along the Buddhist Monastery Trail, visiting each monastery on the trail to 4500m

Teach, Learn, Share

Taught english to Tibetan exiles in Dharamshala as well as shared work life experience to new comers to Auckland.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A couch, travel advice and shared experiences

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, France, Germany, India, Laos, Netherlands, Thailand, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, United States

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