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Travel to enrich my vision
Bonjour et Bienvenue à Taiwan.
This is Richard Hou (Chin-Ting, HOU) and nice to meet you on CS.
Richard is my western name since long years ago I admired to French famous pianist and learned french as my major study in school.
I am easy going person and would like to invite you to go around my city and also hear more about your stories too.
People in Taiwan enjoy a free, democratic, and safe society International visitors usually find that it is easy to live and study in Taiwan. Taiwanese pride themselves on their hospitality, and are committed to creating a friendly and convenient living environment for others to study Mandarin Chinese and experience Chinese and indigenous cultures.
Most people in Taiwan speak basic English, are very willing to help new friends from afar. Even if one has just begun to learn Mandarin Chinese, there will be no problems obtaining the information and assistance required.
My travel stories in the world, see my google blog:
Here you can get more informaiton about this beautiful island on the official website of Taiwan toursim bureau.
Taiwan tourism bureau
Anytime for Taiwan
TAIWAN - READY, SET, GO!
CNN Go Taiwan
(my born and lived city called Kaohsiung)
Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation
CNN Go Kaohsiung
We love the Lord, of course, but we often wonder what He finds in us. By Ed Howe
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
By Dwight D. Eisenhower
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I get more idea about couch surfing from Taiwanese backpackers website.
Start on my backpack travel in 2004 since my work switched to south China. Discovered silk road (Xi'an to Dunhuang) was my previous excellent travel experience.
It's amazing experience to meet new friends via couch surfing and I would like to host new friends from anywhere, especially someone is loving Chinese traditional culture.
Language learning - I enjoy learning languages, especially French since I was little boy begin to admire French famous pianist Richard Clayderman. (Also use his name to be my foreign name)
Penmanship(handwriting)- I learned it in the elementary school period and received some prize from this competition in past. Honestly I have not written it for longer time.
Movies - I enjoy watching movies. Hollywood, European, Bollywood, etc...
Biking - I am not a professional or a hardcorde biker. I just enjoy the peace on a bike.
Photographing - I am loving to take the photograph on traveling, especally foucus on People & Kids'Smile (world language). Fortunately, I have recevied one landscape award and published on one famous Taiwan local travel magazine "Traveller Luxe. (see pics on my album)
Music, Movies, and Books
Divers of any movies, music and books are enriched my view. I listed the below of one of my best options.
Life of PI (2012)http://www.lifeofpimovie.com/
Best director Ang Lee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang_Lee
Les Miserables (2012)http://www.lesmiserablesfilm.com
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon (2000)
Michael Buble (Canadian singer)http://www.michaelbuble.com/
Enya (Irish singer)http://www.enya.com/
Patrick Fiori (French singer)http://www.patrickfiori.net/
Enrique iglesias (Spanish singer)
Le Petit Prince (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)
The Art of War (Sun Tze)
A year in Province (Peter Mayle)
Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
As I am one of LDS church members to share my testimony in the church is awesome and also let me realize that our sacred life is blessed from God and heaven.
Chaque fois j'ai regardé le film sur le site officiel de Strasbourg, France, Je me souviendrai des bon souvenirs dans les vignes et récolte de cerises
Teach, Learn, Share
Cultural Exchage is a crucial thing while I'm in travel. As I am majored in French language and international relations in school, and I've ever been a chinese private tutor for foreigners before. I have lots of things can tell you, and I expect to learn things from you as well.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In