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Patrick Whelan

Beijing, Beijing, China

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  • 87 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Ex-military pilot, traveler, teacher...
  • Business Degree, Thai Massage, Yoga,...
  • From St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


to facilitate positive change


I'm currently in Beijing but I'll be moving to Moscow soon to start a Masters program in Population and Development.

I'm always up for exploring/learning/partying or doing anything crazy/exciting.

I really hate to describe myself...check out my references to see what others think

My one neutral reference is from somebody who never met me or spoke to me because they kept standing me up and they say I have a temper...haha. Ask any of the others and they'll probably tell you I'm the calmest person they've ever met :)

You can read my writing here:


Live and Learn to Laugh and Love

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


In every way! I once hosted 10 people at the same time and loved it!


All of my CS experiences have been great so far and almost every traveler I meet has some CS experience or affiliation...it's sweeping the world.


People, partying, places, philosophy, psychology, apparently words that start with 'P'...history, culture, Yoga, fitness, Thai massage, trying new things and pushing limits

Music, Movies & Books

Huge fan of movies, music and books. I can watch any movie and enjoy it.

The White Stripes and The Black Keys are my favourite bands but I can listen to almost anything.

Over the last few years I've been reading whatever I can get my hands on (the life of a backpacker)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Study Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Teach in Mongolia and China
Study Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple in China for a few weeks. Study Yoga in Thailand for a month. Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich. Carnaval 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu, Peru.Petra in Jordan.A lot of Egypt. Forbidden City and Great Wall of China. One of the most amazing sunrises in the world at Tres Cruces, Manu National Park, Peru. Stood on the edge of a smoking volcano in Nicaragua and looked down into it. Spent 3 days/nights on the Nile in a felucca. Climbed Mt Sinai (Where they say Moses received the 10 commandments) at night to watch the sunrise. Though not a Muslim, took part in Ramadan in Egypt to support Muslim friends. Slept alone in the middle of the Great Sand Sea outside Siwa in Egypt. Several adventures in the Himalayas of Northern India. The largest salt flat in the world in Uyuni, Bolivia. Some of my military/pilot training.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a lot of experience in a lot of different areas of life and can be your Life Coach, helping you with the mind, body and soul with my interests in behaviour, psychology, Hatha Yoga, fitness, nutrition and Thai Massage!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Mongolia, Peru, Thailand

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