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  • Fluent in English, Latin; learning Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Swahili
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Teacher
  • UVM
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About Me

My name's Jon, and I'm an English teacher in Xiamen, China.

I'm an aspiring adventurer, a teacher and a former political candidate. I'm trying to publish a memoir of my time hitchhiking across America, and working on too many smaller projects, including a podcast about a month I spent treasure hunting in the Rocky Mountains, and a novel I'm working on. My WeChat is: MrJonLott

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I hitchhiked across America in 2016 and wanted to meet people and not pay for shelter. I like going to new places and meeting locals, and I figure I ought to pay it forward and host people if possible. Now I'm going to Xiamen, and would like to meet other expats and hosts and visitors in the area.

Hotels (and rent everywhere) are too expensive, so couchsurfing is a small way to get back at those companies.


Photography, Poetry, Politics, Hitchhiking, Writing, Timelapses, Creating, Advertising

  • writing
  • poetry
  • photography
  • politics
  • socializing
  • adventure races
  • teaching
  • hitchhiking
  • chinese

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In 2016, I hitchhiked across America (DC to LA) in 17 days, spending less than $100. I started in winter (3/15) and got about two dozen rides across ten states, and had all sorts of adventures.

If you're interested, check out my website

Teach, Learn, Share

I used to teach high school Latin, but I can tell you about marketing, writing, politics, and photography. I know some Latin and Swahili if you're a language enthusiast, and I'm learning Mandarin.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belize, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Honduras, Kenya, Netherlands, Tanzania, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Tanzania, United States

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