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  • Fluent in Burmese, English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Japanese
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Public Health
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About Me

Update: In 🇬🇧 for a while before starting my PhD journey this April in 🇯🇵


Mingalar bar! Welcome to my profile.

I am an MD/Public Health enthusiast who is always looking for the meaning of life through exploring new things: places, souls, culture, and stories. I have been traveling for 10 years and still never feel that I have had enough.
I grew up without knowing the existence of a big big world outside Myanmar (Burma) which was isolated under the brutal military dictatorship. Then our border opened in 2010 to the international community — giving me ample opportunities to experience life beyond border. Unfortunately, the country has once again literally closed its border to the outside world following the recent military coup in February 2021. I am just grateful that I got a chance to see the world during the decade when the sanctions were loosened and young people got to dream for a brighter future.

Instagram: @thein_min

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I travel mostly solo on a backpack and meeting new people inspires me with stories I would never have heard otherwise. I always look forward to sharing our travel passion with each other.

I have only hosted once (in personal reference) since I am always on the move and it is illegal to have foreigners overnight in Myanmar. It’s a stupid restriction that stems from the fear of foreign propaganda by dictators.


I enjoy getting to know fellow travellers when I do solo trips which I believe is the time when most unforgettable memories and friendship are forged. I am always ready to listen to your most exciting travel experience.
Others: Ancient ruins, architecture, mythology, board games and wildlife

  • human rights
  • politics
  • hiking
  • sitcoms
  • pokemon go
  • detective stories
  • fantasy movies

Music, Movies, and Books

Melancholic music that could take me down memory lane
Cold Play, Imagine Dragons, Westlife, Backstreet Boys, Maggie Rogers, Keane

Harry Potter series
Naruto manga & anime
Game of Thrones series
Mind Your Language, Big Bang Theory, FRIENDS, Prison Break

I do not read books in a traditional way, I travel

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I hiked Trolltunga in Odda, Norway and it was my best adventure so far!

Extra: I have a degree from Harvard 😉

Teach, Learn, Share

I always wonder why people hate each other so much to get into wars. Why can we not appreciate our individual differences? Most of us tend to like and pick unique items during shopping, don't we?

I like to talk about philosophies, meaning of life and happy memories with people I meet along my trips. Let’s learn something new together!!!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Burmese culture including language
Politics? (everything we talk about is somehow related to it, isn't it?)
I can also help with some household chores

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Laos, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Myanmar, United Kingdom, United States

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