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  • 5 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Startup owner
  • BHons (Arch)
  • From Wuhan, Hubei, China
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About Me

26yo Global Citizen who spent half of his life in China and the other half in South Africa. An ambitious, creative and enthusiastic spirit who is having a human experience. I am the hybrid of an artist, a cook, a critic, and a deadpan comedian.

I love being around with optimistic people, whether the glass is half-full or not I will drink from it. The age gap between my mind and my actual age is pretty scary, but I am child-like in my imaginations. I think in pictures and sometimes I dream in music.

Travelling allows me to experience our world in different perspectives and it helps me to make friends around the world. I love to explore the cultural side of a city, sampling local cuisine at food market than to dine at a posh restaurant. Going to drink at a local pub rather than going out all night partying.

Find me on IG: Tglou

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To make more friends around the world, allowing people to show me the most authentic parts of their cities. "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."


  • arts
  • singing
  • architecture
  • cooking
  • chinese food
  • running
  • drawing
  • cycling
  • travel
  • street food
  • local food
  • meeting new people
  • aerobics
  • spinning
  • group exercise

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Book Thief, A Short History of Nearly Everything, God of Small Things, The 48 Laws of Power, Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Four Agreements, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Secret, The Fountainhead, Freakonomics, The Goldfinch, All the Light We Cannot See, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, the Alchemist.

Movies: Cloud Atlas, Hunger Games, LOTR, Toy Story, Frozen, Ring, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Spirited Away, Inception, Gravity, Les Miserable, Frozen, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out. La La Land, Get Out

Shows: Breaking Bad, House of Cards, American Horror Story, Glee, GOT (still not over the red wedding), QI, True Blood, Lie to Me, Legend of Korra, Orange is the New Black, Black Mirror, Stranger Things, West World.

Music: Karl Jenkins, Brian Eno, Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Part, The Synthetic Dream Foundation, The Script, Sam Smith, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol, U2, Zedd, Alan Walker, Lost Frequencies, Avicci, Adele.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walking the Long Sky Trail at Mount Hua in China, one of the most scariest thing that I have ever done, totally worth it.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my culinary skills and invade your kitchen, I can make almost anything. Check out my Instagram if you don't believe me: TGLOU

I can also teach you some Mandarin (let's start with swear words)

Lastly, my drawings of your city, I love to draw.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My travelling stories. cooking skills, some drawings of your city. I love to draw cityscapes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mozambique, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, South Africa

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