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  • 16 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • IT Geek
  • College and Graduate School
  • From California
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About Me


To meet others, To see others and to Interact with the world

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I welcome visitors to crash on my couch.


Couchsurfed with a wonderful couple in Gothenberg, Sweden. Hosted visitors both in New York and Beijing.


Jacob: Playing the guitar, surfing, snowboarding, finding great live music, cycling, rock climbing

  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • last minute travel

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Bjork, Stereolab, The New Pornographers, Thom Yorke, Cibo Matto

Books: Anything by Noam Chomsky, Haruki Murakami (especially "Wind-Up Bird Chronicle"), Pico Iyer, travel literature, social science books

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Riding a construction elevator to the top of the unfinished new building for Beijing TV

Surfing up and down the west coast of the US

Savoring the slow pace of life in Marseille, France

Teach, Learn, Share

Don't overplan. Sometimes the most memorable moments come from missed trains or planes, last-minute change of plans, or taking advice from a total stranger.

Open yourself up. You never know what life-long friendships can develop when you travel.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

Old School Badges

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    5 Vouches
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