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See the world, feel the culture, understand the people
Born and raised in Hong Kong, lived in Canada for a good number of years, studied in the States, worked in the Congo, went back in the US, and recently left to roam around in South America. Detests routines, embraces creativity. Loves meeting people!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Since 2004, I've been surfing (first) and hosting.
Couchsurfed in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Morocco, South Africa, Madagascar, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc...
I've been using Couchsurfing since 2004 (almost since the beginning!) and still love the concept. After I went on a trip completely sustained by Couchsurfing in Mexico, I became convinced that this is the best, best way to travel. You meet the best people, get to know the place best, and always give me a reason to visit again ;)
I do use other ways of traveling - traditional hotels/hostels, Airbnb, because I believe each of these sites serves a different purpose. CS is about cultural exchange and when I use it, I want to learn something new! There are times when I travel that I just want a roof over my head and some personal space...and at those times, I go for other non-CS options.
reading, writing, culture, meeting new people, language, arts, outdoors, beaches, swimming, hiking, cooking
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: The Hours, In the Mood for Love, Amelie, Elephant, Lost in Translation, Crash, Yuan Ling Yu, The Prestige, Constant Gardener, Shooting Dogs, Motorcycle Diaries, Adaptations, Synecdoche New York, Life Aquatic...
Music: Jack Johnson, Philip Glass, Guangliang, Oasis, Suede, Faye Wong, Iron and Wine, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Daft Punk, Stromae...
Books: Mountains Beyond Mountains, A Problem From Hell.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbing Mt. Nyiragongo, active volcano with a lava lake in North Kivu, DR Congo; seeing okapis at Epulu in North Kivu; hiking the Ruwenzori mountains in North Kivu;
Teaching middle school students in Santa Fe;
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia;
Couchsurfing in Mexico;
Living in North Kivu, Eastern Congo
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Cameroon, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hong Kong, United States