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  • 18 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese); learning Hindi, Russian
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Software engineer
  • No education listed
  • From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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About Me

Canada is always home for me, but I most recently lived in Boston on and off, from 2010-15. Having spent 2015-17 travelling through Africa, the Silk Road, and beyond, I'm looking forward to resettling in Vancouver, my hometown!

I may not be able to host couchsurfers at this time, but I can meet up, whether you're a traveller or a local.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've surfed a couple times, but my main thing has been hosting. Down to grab a drink too!


Travel's the top one, and my interests revolve around organising the next trip, reviewing a language in preparation for a future trip, or doing weekend day trips around where I live to pass the time. Otherwise:

Amateur photography, trying food from other countries, day hikes and long urban walks, digging through music blogs, language learning. Oh, and hats. I like hats.

I also blog while travelling: http://nolegroom.wordpress.com/

  • photography
  • dining
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • languages
  • language exchange

Music, Movies, and Books

I like music and films in other languages as I try to maintain fluency. This generally revolves around Spanish and French, but there's a hint of Bollywood in there.

In general though, I'm a fan of indie rock/pop and revival soul, and I love a good concert once in awhile.

The few books I read per year tend to be historical fiction. On the other hand, I do read a whole lot of news, and am fascinated by politics around the world and in Canada, as well as issues relating to cultural identity, being a Chinese Canadian and all.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

More than my fair share of independent travel!

Teach, Learn, Share

Language exchange? :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Austria, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Singapore, United States

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