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Patrick Rooney

Outlying Islands, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Last login 5 months ago

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Thai
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Working and studying. I am currently...
  • BA (Social Policy)
  • From Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Like meet new friends and learn more about the world we all live in...

ABOUT ME

I have been living in Hong Kong for around two years. I love it, it's a great place which is quite unique and is open to the world. I am originally from New Zealand, but I also lived in Thailand for two years a few years back. I have just started studying again. Its something I've wanted to do for ages. I'm undertaking a masters degree in Asian and International Studies.

PHILOSOPHY

I like to try and do things which make the world a better place for everyone. I also like to learn new things all the time...that's why I like travel so much :-)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am keen to show people around Hong Kong, and also able to host if convenient.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have only met a few people so far, but all experiences have been positive.

Interests

- Travel (obviously!)
- Movies
- Hiking
- International politics
- Reading

Music, Movies & Books

I quite like sci-fi (I know that's not so cool, but I do). I generally have quite a broad taste in movies.

I tend to read magazines most, but I just finished a great book called "Finding George Orwell in Burma." I'd recommend that. It is part travelogue and part a review of totalitarianism.

I've got quite diverse music tastes too, but Marina and The Diamonds, and The Jeezabels are current favs.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The most amazing places I have seen have been:
- Lake Maninjau in Sumatra, Indonesia
- The Hakka Tolou in Fujian, China
- Keleti Beach in Tonga

Countries I've Visited

American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Samoa, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, New Zealand, Thailand

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