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To become fluent in mandarin
I am a happy person, always wanting to push my limits, both physical and personal. I am always eager to learn something new, meet new people and see new places. Therefore travelling is one of my favorite interests. It is also important for me to sustain my old relationships. I like to join a good party, and you could call me a "beer fanatic"!
To always overcome my own goals
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Both hosted and surfed through Russia and China. Couchsurfing is by far the best way to get to know locals when you travel
International conflicts and globalization are two of my main interests. I also, as everyone else, love music. Radiohead is my favourite band, and I am open to all new music. Before I went to study in Hong Kong I played bass guitar in a band called Arlie Mucks in my hometown Stavanger. The band are still playing with a new bassist in Norway. Lately books have also caught my attention again, after many years without reading a book.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Radiohead, The Whitest Boy Alive, M83, Calle 13, The Strokes, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Alex Monakhov, Muse, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Smiths, Chase and Status, Prodigy, Bruce Springsteen, Vinnie Who, MGMT.
Books: Khaled Hosseini, Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith, Murakami, Noam Chomsky
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I walked in the Everest Region, Himalayas in 2012 . The sight of the highest mountain in the world is an extraordinary feeling.
Countries I’ve Visited
Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, China, Hong Kong, Norway