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Warren Lim

New York, NY, United States

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  • 52 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Malay
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Financial Sector
  • Cornell University and Indiana Unive...
  • From Penang
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About Me




I was born in Malaysia but have been living in the US for more than 10 years, spending majority of my time in New York. I signed up for CS in 2009 when I took a year off to backpack and had an amazing experience! I enjoy traveling, reading, taking random classes, meeting people from diverse background and learning about new cultures and ideas. I also enjoy the outdoors and participating in endurance sports such as running and biking but I'm not a good swimmer yet...I've run a few marathons and did an Ironman distance triathlon recently so that kept me busy. I think I've been to around 70-80 countries and hope to keep going when opportunity arises. I love random/spontaneous trips and getting out from my comfort zone. Do send me a message!


Keep learning and make the world a better place

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I think everyone is like a book with their own story and Couchsurfing just delivers the book to my front door.


I love adventures, learning new things and enjoy good conversation. During my free time I like to go running around Central Park, biking or just play the guitar.
During weekends, I like to go out, check out some restaurants, bars/clubs, live music...game for anything

Some topics I am interested in are:
Urban Planning, Economic, Investing, Real Estate, Cultures, Languages, Music,Religion, History, People....

I took a year off to travel recently and below is my round the world travel blog =)

Music, Movies & Books

Books - Investment biker, adventure capitalist, Riding the iron rooster, Fabric of the Cosmos
Music - Pop, Rock, Jazz
Movies - Don't watch a lot of movies but I like comedy

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-I did the Ironman recently, swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26 miles
-I took some off to travel last year.
This is the route map of my 10months 100000km backpacking trip to 43 countries and 150 cities. Most of the border crossing was done overland.

Some of the random things I remembered in my trip
-Hitchhiked a few trucks up in the freezing Irkeshtam mountains across the border from Kyrgyzstan to Western China. Slept in the truck and almost froze to death.
-Was fed and hosted by a Kurdish family in Iraq whom I met in the shared cab.
-Escorted out at gunpoint from my room at the border town of Iraq, Iran, thought I was going to be shot.
-Fought with 2 thieves in China.
-Spent just $140 in 11 days in Iran because I was low on cash and credit cards don't work in Iran.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you something about endurance sports, finance and budget travel.
I would want to learn Spanish, cooking... anything really

Sorry if I don't reply sooner because I am swamped with messages and I've been super busy recently.. I'll be glad to meet up for a drink or show you around if I can't host.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Malaysia, United States

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