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  • 98 references 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Korean; learning Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • traveller and worker and student
  • Travelling n working abroad is more realistic than colleg...
  • From Seoul, Korea (Republic of)
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About Me

I DECIDE TO MAKE THE TRAVEL BLOG FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES THAT I HAD AND WILL HAVE

CURRENT MISSION : FIXING MY PROFILE MORE EFFECTIVELY

TRAVELERS and SURFERS, JUST SEND " YOUR COPY AND PASTE " REQUEST FIRST FOR 10SECS.

SAVE YOUR TIME INSTEAD OF READING THE ENDLESS PROFILES OF THE POTENTIAL HOSTS.

I WILL RESPECT AND LOOK AT YOUR REQUEST QUICKLY, and I WILL TRY TO ANSWER BACK QUICK

IF YOU GET THE MESSAGE BACK, YOU CAN READ MY PROFILE THAT I TRIED TO SQUEEZE THE CORE POINTS.

YOU GUYS ARE BUSY ENOUGH FOR SIGHTSEEING AND MOVING. I THINK YOU WON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ BUNCH OF LONG AND DIVERSE PROFILES OF POTENTIAL HOSTS. MOST EXPERIENCED HOSTS IN OUR GLOBAL REALLY DO NOT LIKE THE COPY-PASTE REQUESTS BUT WHEN DO YOU GUYS READ THESE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATIONS AND THEIR HOUSE DETAILS ETC?

TRAVELERS AND SURFERS, I KNOW IT IS NOT THAT EASY TO FIND THE GOOD AND RELIABLE HOSTS IN SEOUL. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND IT AND YOU  EVER GO BOOKING HOSTELS OR HOTELS,

PLEASE STAY IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF SEOUL. 

1ST AREA I DO RECOMMEND IS HONG DAE/HAP JEONG AREA : YOUNG AND HIPSTER AREA,MAINLY 20S WITH NIGHTLIFE AND SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS ETC, IN MY OPINION, NIGHTLIFE IS NO 1 FOR TRAVELERS IN SEOUL. 

2ND AREA I DO RECOMMEND IS JONG RO/MYEONG DONG AREA : MANY HISTORICAL PALACE, VILLAGE, SHOPPING STREET, TRADITIONAL MARKET ETC IN MY OPINION, IF YOU ARE INTO THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONAL, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

3RD AREA I DO RECOMMEND IS GANGNAM AREA: BRAND NEW MODERN SEOUL(SINCE 1970S), MOST NUMBERS OF BUSINESS AND JOBS AND CORPORATION, BUILDING FORESTS, SHOPPING, NIGHTLIFE, BRAND NEW SKYSCRAPERS AND SOME FANCY STUFF ETC 

SINCE I RESIGN TO THE COUCHSURFING, I HAVE HOSTED SOME GUESTS AND MET SOME TRAVELERS TO HANG OUT AND SHOW THE SOME PLACES IN THE CITY AND MOST OF THEM WERE COMPLAINING TO SPEND HOURS ON THE MOVING SUCH AS FROM GANGNAN TO MYEONG DONG, FROM HONGDAE TO GANGNAM  ETC.

THIS IS NOT AN AVERAGE CITIES WHERE 1 MILLION OR 3MILLIONS OR 5MILLIONS POPULATION RESIDENCY.
(AH, I CAN GO TO FROM A TO B IN 20MINS JUST LIKE OTHER SMALL CITY, My Friend, IT SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK IN THIS FAT CITY. ) SEOUL AND SURROUND THE SEOUL AREA HAS ABOUT 26MILLIONS AND SO IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO MOVE AROUND.
 
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU STAY OUTSIDE OF SEOUL, SOME KIND OF RURAL AREA OR VILLAGE, YOU CAN SPEND 2 HOURS TO COME TO SOME HOT SPOTS IN SEOUL(WITH TRAFFIC JAM, IT CAN BE EVEN WORSE) AND ANOTHER 2 HOURS TO GO BACK HOME. 4 HOURS IS NOT THAT SMALL FIGURE IN 24 HOURS OF YOUR DAY. METRO(OR SUBWAY) CAN BE BETTER THAN BUS BUT IT STILL TAKES LOTS OF TIME.

SPENDING YOUR TIME ON THE BUS AND TRAIN SO LONG COST NOT ONLY YOUR TIME BUT ALSO  YOUR  ENERGY.
I HOPE YOU CAN AVOID THE BLOODY RUSH HOURS WITH PACKAGE OF WORKERS COMMUTING EVERY WORKING DAY.

CHECK THE MAP OF GOOGLE AND NAVER(KOREAN VERSION OF GOOGLE) CAREFULLY AND SO PLEASE STAY IN THE CITY CENTER.IF YOU EVER PAY HOSTELS AND HOTELS. YOU CAN CHECK MANY YOUTUBES OR TRIP ADVISORS AS WELL.  

EVEN GUY LIKE ME WHO WAS BORN IN SEOUL AND GREW UP IN SEOUL, IF I BOOK JUST ONE NIGHT OF HOSTEL OR HOTEL ON WEEKDAY OR WEEKEND, I FIRSTLY CHECK LOCATION AND REST IS 2ND OPTIONS. UNLESS I HAVE WORK SHIFT OUTSIDE OF SEOUL, I PAY THE ROOM IN THE CENTRAL AREA EVEN THOUGH I NEED TO PAY MORE. I DO NOT WANT TO SPEND MUCH TIME IN THE BUS AND TRAIN. ALSO TAKING A TAXI(CAP) AT NIGHT WILL BE A NIGHTMARE.  

WHY MONSTER CORPORATIONS IN THE WORLD STAY IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS AREA? LOOK NEW YORK AND LONDON AND SO ON.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/couchsurfing/comments/ogjjnw/almost_raped_by_host/ I try to read and understand the dark things here

1, Several people emailed( or requested) me, and I didn't respond to them
because I was busy with my adult life. Money, Job, Deal, etc.
I didn't know that Couchsurfing became " paying ".. so I just paid it via credit card today(Apr 13th, 2023).
So I can reply back to people. The last time I checked, it was nearly 3.5 years ago before covid hell life.

2, During the coronavirus time and corporation life, I nearly gained 2-30 lbs, and oneday I saw myself in the mirror of a sauna, and I noticed something went wrong deeply. So I left a corporation life 8months ago and went back to the Gym to get back to normal shape and read some books on the life/health/money etc, I eventually went to the gym 214 days in a row including 24th,25th,31st of Dec 2022/1st of Jan 2023 and became OK. So I decided to come CS again to help the travelers in my city and I will gladly be the part of next big journey through CS, Oneday I will try to travel to nations that I didn't visit and wanted to go back such as the South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia, Middle East and EU at this long backpacking plan and then Latin America and Africa so on. 

3, I will try to practice flim the places in Seoul to remember and vlog via Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phone with Gimbal

Move back to My home,Seoul After moving around the world for over a decade.
So I am trying to meet some of the best people in the world, travelers!!! cuz They are my favorite type of human being.

ABOUT ME

I was born Seoul and grew up in Gang Nam,Seoul, 20 mins by public transit to reach Gangnam station.
I know this 26millons population city(2nd largest city by population and 4th largest GDP city in the world) more than any cities in the world.
I can answer most questions about Seoul, South Korea, and help travelers discover THINGS.

PHILOSOPHY

be passionate. love our fate, never damn give up or even think of quit, don't take our eyes off the ball, move on toward the goals, dream of the dreamy places that we had a gr8 time and will have kick' awesome time. be easy n easygoing n open-mind with cool motha fuckers from the world. take the finnest memories with shine and smile..
Life is just too short and live only once and too fast..

my friends in the world.. let's do it.. who cares? no one care about you or me.. Only one who care about you is you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

trying to catch some cool travellors from overseas. oneday I wish I can def provide some sweet place to stay for them when I settle down somewhere in the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

COOL

Interests

Travelling, that's why we are here.

  • cooking
  • running
  • boating
  • shopping
  • clothing
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

too many, let me skip.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Just go to local area and see how people make their life.. Amen..

I met some great korean travellor of age over 50y,o in India(that was his 7th trip) and he told me he has been travelling for last 30years and went to more than 100 nations. I did ask him if he want to keep doing and his answer was simple. " I want to travel until my legs/arms can work " I was speechless.
After for a while, I met another Great Italian 50y,o Dr in UKraine(his 10th trip) and he told me that he has been cruisng his whole life since he was 19y,o. I asked him what he want. he said " u r young so you should go working, I got some money I wish I can have this fun before I die, not making more money " even he did learn russian to communicate local ppl when he was 45y,o. I was more speechless than korean Great travellors.

Trip to Formal Soviet Union and saw local ppl got the different way of thinking than mine. really hard to travel without speaking local or russian language. everything was out of control with my lack of language and travelling experience.( still wonder how could I survive?.. )

Trip to india, poppin' to slum at midnight, I just couldn't count ppl on the street. I went some fancy hotel and saw Armani shop and luxury cars.
The train supposed to leave 7am adn eventully left 3pm. lol.

I was OZ and everyone said to me " go to Thailand.. : I did it and stayed almost 1years and several places in South Asia. But I was starting that trip to met some thief in Khaosan Road of bangkok. lol.
I got stolen everything so I bascially no money at koh phang an and local bussiness owner gave me his room for few days until I got some money from west union.

Working in no where but in an endless desert in Middle East. such a hard working. paycheck was so different to ppl who has a different back ground.

Met Raciest motha fuxxa and they pushed me into running car. lol. almost killed^^ Policaman saw it and I asked that policeman, nothing happening.. its not 3rd world. it was one of the richest and well known nation.(Throwing eggs was not that bad. lol. )

Snorkelling in Perentian Island,Maleysia and we took kinda secret boat trip to the Island where is def one of the most gorgeous beach in my whole life cuz no one live over there( no electricity, house). island was completely empty. We slept 3nights over there with our own cooking XXX and slept beach without anything but just our tiny clothes. saw purple sunset.

some more stories in the different countries^^
who gonna read all? let me end here but I am so sure that I am going to travelling once again in the future for these kind of crazy experiences.. JUST LIKE YOU.

Teach, Learn, Share

You have your own experience(hopefully funny memories lol.. ) and knowledge and mindset, so do I. let's share our good experience and bad experience together so we can have a better time when we go to the places we were talking about.

What I Can Share with Hosts

THE LIFE

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates

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