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Christopher Gow

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • I am a public school music teacher, ...
  • No education listed
  • From Sayreville, NJ USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Visit all 50 states and all 7 continents before I turn 35.

ABOUT ME

My dayjob is a public school music teacher. I also dabble with teaching some marching bands and drum & bugle corps on the side. Recently my new hobby is "travel hacking," maximizing the cracks in the airlines and travel industry. In my travels, besides seeing some touristy things, I love being in the thick of things, to experience life like a local. Local food and drink is easily in the top 3 things I like to experience when visiting a new and foreign place. The other, if the location allows, is to go SCUBA diving. The weirder, more exotic, the better. I'm also an avid poker player.

PHILOSOPHY

Work to live, not live to work.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have so far only surfed, but when I move into my new place, I will start hosting.

Surfed:
Hannah Page (Frankfurt, Germany)
Thomas Kutsam (Salzburg, Austria)
Giulia Manca (Munich, Germany)
Derek Eaton (Billings, MT USA)
Eliza Morawska (Istanbul, Turkey)

Interests

I really love eating, especially new cultures' foods. Everything gets the good ol' college try, at least twice! For me, life experience is key. I want to see/do/eat everything the world has to offer. And what better way to do that than with other CSers.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In 2011 I had the opportunity to visit the Great Wall of China. To see its massiveness knowing that it was built by hand was breathtaking.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Japan, United States

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