Bowen GU

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Not Accepting Guests

  • 90% response rate
  • Last login 2 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Bowen’s full profile. It’s free!


  • Sustainability Consultant
  • MSc in Environmental Studies
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


I'm an openminded person, loving to travel, enjoying the process of on the way, as well as the time staying at a place, along or with friends. Life is beautiful, so why not step out of the cozy home and hug the world, or, let the world hug you:)

I relocated to Hong Kong from Singapore April 2015. I was staying with my bf for the first four months until he left for master studies in Europe, and I decided I might start hosting couchsurfers from time to time within my capability, considering the schedule of work. Hong Kong is super "miserly" in residential space - and I stay in an as small as 20m2 studio. But it's also a "generous" city, with the variety of natural beauty it provides to those with an open mind. I'm happy to host those (due to space limitation, only female guest) who would not mind staying on a mattress on the floor at my tiny place and who are openminded and flexible, and interested in exploring the beauty of HK.

It's my genuine wish that, with an open heart and an adaptive mindset, I could extend the limited 20m2 space of my studio with unlimited spirit of sharing and exploration.

If you are sending CS request, I do hope you could share with me a reason of why you think I'm a trustworthy host as I may not reply to those copy/paste messages.

Enjoy the beautiful world and always travel safe!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

2015 - Back to the CS world - hosting FEMALE only due to space limitation.
As I've settled down a bit in Hong Kong, I'm happy to host guests (due to space limitation, only female guest) within my capability (depending on my schedule), and provide tips to all travelers based on my experience of exploring HK so far.
2014 - blank
As I rent a room in an apartment in Singapore, I was not capable of hosting guests and I was mostly staying at hostels/hotels on my short trips during the year.
2013 - CS has made my past year's travel experiences more diverse and interesting, all the way from Europe to Africa. I enjoyed meeting new friends and getting to know local people's life through CS. Sometimes, I also enjoy the flexibility of staying at hostels and being by myself. So I'm kind of combining CS and staying at hostels and attending CS events so that I'm keeping the flexibility of my journey and enjoying/sharing the happiness meeting new friends on the way through CS.
2012 - I'm a new comer to CS:) but have enjoyed the CS experience so far! Currently mainly travelling around Europe on weekends or breaks during my master study. Some day when I have my own apartment back in China, would love to host people from all over the world:)


I have enjoyed my CS experiences so far. I'm really grateful for those lovely CSers who have hosted me on my way and shared their stories and passion for life with me. I hope I can spread the love, passion and inspirations to the rest of the world that I'm visiting or stopping by.

It's a pity I haven't been able to host as much as I would love to due to my always-on-the-way status. But as long as I'm settled down, I would love to host as much as I can.

I would perceive CS as a system based on trust and faith. I mostly would trust people who would kindly provide their help or would turn to me for help. But to some extent, I would have more trust in CSers who have friends/references to base my trust on:)


Swimming, reading, watching movie, writing blog, Chinese painting, Calligraphy

Music, Movies, and Books

Life of Pie, Django Unchained and Argo are the most recent movies that I have watched. Love all of them from different perspectives.

Openminded towards different kinds of music, pop or rock, R&B or jazz, Chinese or English, etc. I enjoy listening to local music when I visit a new place, cuz music is the form of art that also speaks out people's mindset and tells the story of a place:)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Kilimanjaro! I made it to the summit in 5 days on my very first visit to Africa:)
ICELAND!It took us 5 hours to wait until we saw the Northern Light.
JiuZhaiGou@Sichuan, China...the most beautiful water I've seen.
Shangarila@Yunnan,China...Yunnan is a place that I always wanna go back

Teach, Learn, Share

Chinese probably? and some cooking, if you trust me:)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Join Couchsurfing to see Bowen’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups