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John Binay

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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  • 128 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, German, Greek (modern), Latin, Turkish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Consumer eletronics
  • Postgrad student
  • From Bulle (Switzerland)
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To spread Love, Peace and Tolerance around the World! What a big mission ;-)


I grew up in the French part of Switzerland. I've been to 57 countries and traveling is a big part of my life. I have lived in Switzerland, US (1 year), Hong Kong (In my 2nd year), Netherlands (1 year), Canada (5 months) and China (1 year)! Because of few bad CS experiences, I must mention that I am 100% gay friendly, but 100% straight ;-)


I think traveling is very important to improve your tolerance towards other people. Traveling is the main way to know how works our globalized world! That is why I will keep traveling all around the world until I can't anymore!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I hosted a 'few' people ;-) I helped to translate some part of the website into French I tried to spread the CouchSurfing values around the World!


Here are my experiences so far:


01) Lene, from Bergen/NORWAY 02) Stephane, from Paris/FRANCE 03-04) Ian from Los Angeles & Tim from Pittsburgh/USA 05-06) Yulia & Eve (Russians) from London/ENGLAND 07-08) Nuno & Catia from Almada/PORTUGAL 09-10) Martina & Nurçağ from Berlin/GERMANY 11) Elisa from Konstanz/GERMANY 12-13) Maria & Aldo from Baltimore, MD/USA 14) Anna from Prague/CZECH REPUBLIC 15-16) Antonio (Italian) from London/ENGLAND & Marija from Riga/LATVIA 17) Frantisek from Hustopece/CZECH REPUBLIC 18) Jennifer from Corvallis, OR/USA 19-20) Marie-Eve & Ariane from Montreal/CANADA 21) Judy (Taiwanese) from Sheffield/ENGLAND 22-23) Jessie & Brian (USA) from Edingurgh/SCOTLAND 24) Piero from Trieste/ITALY 25) Aryan (Russian/Iranian) from Teheran/IRAN 26) David from Auburn, CA/USA 27-28) Katharina & Timon from Graz/AUSTRIA 29) Sara from Poland, OH/USA 30-31) Marine & Audrey from Le Mans/FRANCE 32) Thomas from Aachen/GERMANY 33-34) Monica & Sophie from Trois-Rivières,QC/CANADA 35-36) Jerzy & Agnieszka from Katowice/POLAND 37) Sonja (Iranian/German) from Aix-en-Provence/FRANCE 38) Maria from Reykjavik/ICELAND 39) Katarina (Slovak) from Pully/SWTZERLAND 40-42) YeangChing, Erlianda & Jonathan from Singapore/SINGAPORE 43) Matej from Ljubljana/SLOVENIA 44) Suprita (New Zealander) from Lausanne/SWITZERLAND 45) Samantha (Singaporean) from Stanford,CA/USA 46) Kelly from Vancouver,BC/CANADA 47-48) Christoph & Miriam from Biel/SWITZERLAND 49) Lotte from Salo/FINLAND (1st guest in HK) 50) Elina from Espoo/FINLAND 51) Emiko from Fukuoka/JAPAN 52) Douglas from Whangarei/NEW ZEALAND 53) Jieun from Seoul/SOUTH KOREA 54) Stèphan (South African) from Roermond/THE NETHERLANDS 55) Aliya from Almaty/KAZAKHSTAN 56) Kenji from Paris/FRANCE 57) Jessie from Guangzhou/CHINA 58) Lis from Zurich/SWITZERLAND 59) Sean from Chico, CA/USA 60) Myrtille from Avignon/FRANCE (1st guest in R'dam) 61) Chris from San Jose, CA/USA 62) Doris from Taichung/TAIWAN 63) Tori from Saint Petersburg, FL/USA 64-66) Jenny, Bella and Joyce from HONG KONG 67) Allison from Peoria, IL/USA 68) Jessica from Evron/FRANCE 69) Pascal from Bern/SWITZERLAND 70) Jayesh (Indian) from Aachen/GERMANY 71-73) Jay and his 2 friends from Canterbury/ENGLAND 74) Léonore from Montréal/CANADA 75) Ludovic (French) from Barcelona/SPAIN (1st guest in Montreal) 76) Saturday from Ningbo/CHINA (1st guest in Wuxi) 77) Jackie from Datong/CHINA 78-79) Sophie and Vincent from Fribourg/SWITZERLAND (in HK)


01) Alison's in New Orleans, LA 02) Sarah's in Chicago, IL 03) Arnab's in Chicago, IL 04) June's in Lawrenceville, IL 05) Jordane's in New York, NY 06) Suresh's in New York, NY 07) Steve & Bill's in New York, NY 08) Colin & Liz's in Philadelphia, PA 09) Brian's in Cape May, NJ 10) Josh's in Washington D.C. 11) Chris' in Arlington, VA 12) Didier & Natalia's in Oslo/NORWAY 13) Lene's friends' in Bergen,Eidfjord and Voss/NORWAY 14) Stepan's in Prague/CZECH REPUBLIC 15) Pavel's in Prague/CZECH REPUBLIC 16) Aziz's in Marrakech/MORROCO 17) Juan Carlos' in Barcelona/SPAIN 18) Rory's friends' in Galway & Limerick/IRELAND 19) Darragh's in Cork/IRELAND 20) Kathryn's in Cork/IRELAND 21) Junior's in Dublin/IRELAND 22) Barbara's in Dublin/IRELAND 23) Brian's in Dublin/IRELAND 24) Ludmilla & David's in Amsterdam/THE NETHERLANDS 25) Paul's in Dubai/UAE 26) Emma's in Bangkok/THAILAND 27) Isabella's in Singapore/SINGAPORE 28) Ariel's in Kuala Lumpur/MALAYSIA 29) Jarred's in Langkawi/MALAYSIA 30) Xiaojian's in Kunming/CHINA 31) Qiong's in Guilin/CHINA 32) Gosia's in Wrocław/POLAND 33) Jason and Pascale's in Montreal/CANADA 34) Heidi's in New York/USA 35) Alejandro's in Hong Kong/HK 36) Nuno's in Taipa/MACAU 37) Minji's in Seoul/SOUTH KOREA 38) Hannah's in Seoul/SOUTH KOREA 39) Mike's in Basel/SWITZERLAND 40) Nathan's in Wanchai/HONG KONG 41) Colin's in Yangon/MYANMAR 42) Josh's in Granada/SPAIN XX) SECOND TIME awesome Juan Carlos' in Sevilla/SPAIN 43) Mandy's in Gibraltar/GIBRALTAR 44) Maria's in Madrid/SPAIN XX) THIRD TIME amazing Juan Carlos' in Sevilla/SPAIN 45) Vincent's in Hong Kong/HK 46) Ella's in Surabaya/ID 47) Made's in Seminyak/ID 48) Ketut's in Seminyak/ID 49) Sean's in Tokyo/JP 50) Caroline & Fergal in Belfast/UK


I love traveling and meeting people from other cultures, but I also love snowboarding, reading, playing soccer, movies, internet, scuba diving, parties, clubs, culture, fitness training, ...

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC: I listen to different types of music, from hip-hop, rock, electro to classical music, depending on my mood MOVIES: Green Mile, The Matrix, Gladiator, The Island, Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling For Columbine, Amelie Poulain, Lord of the Rings, 300, Sin City, Kill Bill, Blood Diamond, Avatar ... BOOKS: "Retire Young Retire Rich" by Kyosaki, "The Da Vinci Code" by Brown, "The Alchemist" by Coehlo, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Carnegie...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

June 11th, 1999 - I travelled to Strasbourg, FRANCE to watch a total solar eclipse. I will NEVER forget this moment!!! It's something to see at least once in one's life!

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH: Everything I know you don't but you'd like to know! I am a snowboard instructor and I used to teach how to create websites and how to use a computer.LEARN: I want to know everything about your culture and new skills I don't have yet. SHARE: My experiences in the countries I've been and more...

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, Netherlands, Switzerland, United States

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