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  • 163 references 132 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Derivatives trader
  • No education listed
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About Me


CS is one of the best things I've ever done! Began when I felt the spare bedroom in my apartment was wasted. Now I host as much as I can.

I work in high frequency trading. But because there must be more to life than shuffling around money with computers, I try to balance out my work with as much travel as possible. So you’ll find me on a plane or train about every second weekend to somewhere new.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because people are the best part of the journey


Wandering and exploring. Good food. Photography. Books.

I’m a history buff and like knowing about the places I visit. It helps me put the world into context. I like to think that everyone I meet can help me get one step closer to the bigger picture.

When I'm not working, travelling or hosting I like to spend my time exercising and reading.

  • culture
  • photography
  • fitness
  • running
  • working out
  • nightlife
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • music
  • piano
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • history
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • nature
  • chinese culture
  • trading
  • financial markets

Music, Movies, and Books

Asimov, Murakami, Nassim Taleb, Yuval Harari, Kahaneman.

I’m a big fan of sci-fi films and heavy music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-I've visited every single province of China
-Ran a half marathon in Pyongyang
-Saw Ashura in Iran, Holi in India, Songkran in Thailand, Sinulog in the Philippines
-stayed at the home of the *only* pathologist in Somaliland
-Snuck into a tribal gun factory in Pakistan and had tea with the arms dealers

Teach, Learn, Share

Lifelong learner

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China

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