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Ivan Cheng

Boston, MA, United States

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Last login 16 days ago

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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, Hindi
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • software engineer
  • No education listed
  • From Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Hello! / Hola! / Salut!

I'm always itching to experience something new, live in different places, meet people, and take on a little too much with the languages...

Canada is and will always be home for me, but I've been living in Boston on and off since 2010. While I'm stuck here working, I might as well bring the world (that's you guys) to me!

Puedo alojar hispanohablantes que no hablan inglés - escribeme! / Je peux te recevoir en français aussi!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I've surfed a couple times, but my main thing is hosting.

Traveling, hosting people, sharing in other cultures? That shouldn't be considered strange or adventurous, it should be the new normal!


Travel's the top one, and my life basically revolves around organising the next trip, reviewing a language in preparation for a future trip, or doing weekend day trips around New England to pass the time. Otherwise:

Amateur photography, long-winded travel blogging, trying food from other countries (I literally have a map and mark the ones I've tried!), day hikes and long urban walks, digging through music blogs, scuba diving, language learning, watching Bollywood films. Oh, and hats. I like hats.

I'm also currently trying to learn Russian. How long that lasts, we'll see...

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

Music, Movies & Books

I'm trying to build up a library of Spanish and French music and Bollywood films/music (Hindi) to maintain my languages.

In general though, I'm a fan of indie rock/pop and revival soul/funk, and I love a good concert once in awhile. I feature my playlist yearly on my blog.

I don't read too often, but I like realistic fiction set in regions I may have been to recently.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A South America trip that went even further south, on impulse, to hang out with penguins in Antarctica... then in every other direction to set foot in every continent within 8 months!

Teach, Learn, Share

Language exchange? :)

Countries I've Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Austria, Benin, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Palestine, State of, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Singapore, United States

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