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Travel & Photography
Traveling has always been my passion and I decided to quit my job see the world. I started my trip in May 2011 to explore South America and detour to Cuba, Central America and a few weeks in NYC & Toronto. I was returned to Singapore to arrange for my visas to Monoglia and Russia and during the time while I m waiting for my Visas, I mainly explored Thailand and Malaysia. I kicked start my Trans Siberian journey in Beijing Jun'12 and covering Mongolia, Russia and rounding up my trip in Eastern Europe.
I like to experience different cultures and CS has offered a great platform to experience the different lifestyles and grasp a better understanding of socio-political systems of the cities. I enjoyed my CS experiences along the way and I treasured the friendship I made along the way.
I enjoyed taking photos during my trip and I like architecture buildings, forms/structure, people, scenery and culture events/festivals. Do feel free to visit my website : www.flickr.com/photos/travelwithrico
One Life, Lives It!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I was introduced to couchsurfing by my friend. I have a wonderful experience with my host in Japan and met up a couple of couchsurfers at his place too. It is like a global village where like-minded travellers come together and share. :)
I was amazed by my first couchsurfing experience in Japan in 2009. I was not able to find any budget accommodation during the summer festival in Japan and my friend asked me to explore CS website. I was astounded by the level of trust my host had on me and the level of hospitality he has provided. Besides, I enjoyed the interaction with him and also fellow CSers he hosted at the same time.
Outdoor sports, Wall climbing, Trekking, Photography, Concert, Music, Dance performance.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies : Avatar, Indiana Jones, X-men, Dances with Wolf, The girl with dragon tatto,
Musics : Chinese PoP, Bossa Nova, etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Argentina / Brazil - Iguazu Falls
Bolivia - Salar de Uyuni / Gran Poder Fiesta
Peru - Inca Trail trek/ Machu Pichu
Argentina - Perito Moreno Glacier.
Thailand -Stayed in monastery in Thailand to practise meditation
Teach, Learn, Share
Asia is a dynamic region with diversity in culture and languages. Singapore is strategically located in South East Asia with great connectivity with the regional countries as it is like a melting pot in Asia. I have travelled quite intensity in Asia and definitely share my travel tales and tips in Asia.
Drop me an email if you like to get more information on the places I have visited.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In