Thomas Reese

Urbana, IL, United States

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Korean, Malay, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • CEO at FlipWord (
  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Explore, learn, network, and enjoy life


I love photography, hiking through nature, being athletic, and trying new things. I have an enthusiastic, easy-going personality and tell my fair share of jokes. My travel guide is not a book and map, but rather just wandering and taking advice from random local people who know the area best; I will rarely turn down a suggested adventure recommendation.


Live every day happily and always challenge yourself to learn something new.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've couch surfed with three people, once in ShenZhen, China, once in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, and again in Shanghai, China. It was an excellent experience all times. I want to give that opportunity to people visiting where I live.


I spend a lot of my time learning, improving my future self. I equally split this time between surrounding myself with great company that will promote my motivation, and working on projects or gaining knowledge from intelligent scientific articles. Sharing and creating new ideas with others just as enthused about life as me makes life exciting. I am currently learning Mandarin Chinese and am an avid aerial swing dancer.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have traveled to the Galapagos islands. While there I saw the Galapagos iguanas, giant tortoises, and not-so-giant baby giant tortoises. My favorite part was swimming alone peacefully in an isolated part of the ocean alongside a sea turtle and by a massive whale shark.

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy meeting people who are energetic about life and the pursuit of knowledge. Creativity and a clear intellectual are a plus. If you don't fall into any of those categories, I still want to meet you.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States

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