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Overview

  • 24 references 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Arabic, Armenian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language - Chinese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Teacher-Trainer
  • Oxford MSc, HKU BEd, space camp, diver
  • From Hong Kong
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About Me

Oxonian British-Mexican-Taiwanese(?)-Hongkongese teaching languages and drama at a British international school. Fellow of Royal Asiatic Society, musician, as well as a minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. YouTube partner since Jan 2024.

Formerly a school governor, charity ambassador, counsellor, a capella lead.

HONG KONG IS NOT CHINA

youtube.com/chowlokhei
jaggedlittleearth.wordpress.com

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To add countries to my current 100 list, based on the list from Travelers’ Century Club, plus Catalonia.

Countries in 2023: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, France, Georgia, México, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Svalbard, Turkey, Ukraine, and the USA.

Countries in 2024 (so far): Svalbard, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the UAE, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Transnistria, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya.

Continents visited: 7/7 (100%)
Oceans visited: 5/5 (100%)

Highest point hiked: c18,491 ft
Highest point jumped from: c13,000 ft
Highest point dived: 3,133 ft
Lowest point visited: -c1,385 ft
Lowest point dived: -c107 ft
Northernmost point walked on: c78N
Southernmost point walked on: -c61S
Easternmost point walked on: c154E
Westernmost point walked on: -c158W

Provinces in Armenia visited: 11/11 (100%)
UNESCO world heritage sites in Armenia visited: 3/3 (100%)

States in Mexico visited: 32/32 (100%)
UNESCO world heritage sites in Mexico visited: 34/35 (97%)
Magical towns in Mexico visited: 153/177 (86%)

Countries in the UK visited: 3/4 (75%)
UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK visited: 10/33 (30%)

States and territories of Australia visited: 3/16 (19%)
UNESCO world heritage sites in Australia: 8/20 (40%)

Regions in Hong Kong visited: 3/3 (100%)
Districts in Hong Kong visited: 18/18 (100%)

Couchsurfing published an article of mine: https://blog.couchsurfing.com/the-pinata-adventure

My travel blog: https://jaggedlittleearth.wordpress.com

My vlog: https://www.youtube.com/chowlokhei

I used to use Couchsurfing more, but after catching a parasite in India I almost entirely stopped using it. Didn´t host anyone while I was in México since I was living somewhere quite remote and dangerous. Now I have a place in Yerevan´s city centre.

Interests

  • performing arts
  • education
  • politics
  • music
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

last.fm/user/clh_hilary

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I ran a school at 22.

I was detained by the Argentine military as I ventured into a military base and got away with it.

I´ve taught people from 74 nationalities and have lived on 4 continents.

I´ve touched all the world´s oceans.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My 6 pool-sauna-steam room-salt room-jacuzzi visits.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Armenia, Australia, England, Hong Kong, Mexico, United Kingdom

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