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Overview

  • 6 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, German; learning German, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Implementation Project Manager
  • Bachelors Degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

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Hello! My name is Eric and during my solo trips, I've used Couchsurfing to meet locals and hangout with fellow travelers. For someone who is typically jaded and guarded against the intention of others, I've been humbled by the immense generosity and friendship that I've experienced from this international community.

About two years ago, I decided that I would make travel a big part of my life. As an added challenge and as a way for me to deepen my experiences, I took on the ambitious goal of learning the language of each destination. In 2017, I took my first solo trip to Berlin and that's why I started learning German. I've passed my A1 exam in German and I'm currently trying to learn Spanish.

I work at an eCommerce company and on my free time I enjoy cooking and trying new restaurants. I enjoy photography, travel, dancing, reading, drinking with friends, and having discussions about music and art.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

While I'm abroad on a solo trip, I use Couchsurfing to meet locals/travelers and hangout. At home, I'll use Couchsurfing to meet and host people from countries that I'm trying to learn the language of. They have the pleasure of listening to me massacre their language and I get the joy of showing them Austin :)

Interests

Parkour, cooking, comic books, listening to records.

  • books
  • dancing
  • video games
  • music
  • gymnastics

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Records of 2019 (so far):
Boreal Massif - We All Have An Impact
DJ Armok / DJ Bishop / Pillbox - Dungeon Rap: The Introduction
Mortiferum - Disgorged From Psychotic Depths
Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
Pelada - Movimiento para cambio
Richard Dawson - 2020
Topdown Dialectic - Vol. 2
Uniform & The Body - Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back
clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood

Chungking Express, City of God, Goodbye Lenin, Silence of Lambs

White Teeth, Fates and Furies, Brave New World

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Taught myself German and passed the A1 exam

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can definitely show you some cool restaurants in Austin from hole-in-the wall spots to fancy gourmet places. Depending on the music you are into, I can show you some great music venues. Also, if you've ever been interested in trying parkour, you're welcome to come to my gym.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, China, England, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Taiwan

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