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XIAN KOID

Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 57 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Malay; learning Taiwanese, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • Tertiary education
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Preach about couchsurfing

ABOUT ME

Cheerful, Outgoing;Enjoy socialising and meeting new friends from all over the world;Loves outdoor activities;Enjoys cooking and learning about the history and culture behind it;Particularly interested in animals, wildlife and cultural heritage

PHILOSOPHY

Share what you like with others; do not inflict what you dislike on others- Chinese proverb

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Heard some great experience from friends and travel magazines and decided to try this out.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS enriches my life experience! You have no idea how different your life is from the others until now.
Hosting brings the world to you and surfing enables you to travel in the day and 'go home' at night. How cool is that?

Last year, I had the opportunity to experience the excellent hospitality of various homes in Europe, and it really reignited my passion for couchsurfing. To make it a worthwhile and enjoyable experience, everything starts from yourself. Give what you can, and you'll be happy!

visited 18 states (8%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android
A map of the places I've been and the people that had couch surfed with me, lets fill this up :)

Interests

Photography
Traveling
Tramping
Wildlife conservation
Food
Collecting stamps

Music, Movies & Books

Love oldies, jazz and chinese orchestra. Listen to some pop as well.

I like Into the Wild! It is such a good movie. Also enjoy documentaries =)

I enjoy scientific journals and simply browsing through pictures on travel magazines while half dreaming on my next trip. I have also recently become amazed with how much you can read on Wikipedia :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Tubing down the river in Waitomo in the middle of the night. You can't really tell what you saw are glow worms or the stars
Staying with a farming family living in the backcountry of South Island. It was a lovely place filled with lovely people. Definitely a life I'd dream to be in.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My cooking. I like my Malaysian cuisine, but I can do fairly well in Thai, Indian and some western recipes
My travel and life stories
Help out with house chores and keep you company!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Malaysia, New Zealand

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