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  • 80 references 69 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Italian, Spanish, Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central; learning Japanese, Nepali, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta)
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • Berkeley Phd
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About Me

[For Berkeley]
I started to do Couchsurfing when I was 17, and 11 years later, I can’t believe I am still doing it and loving it. Last year I moved to Berkeley where I rent a nice studio apartment perfect for hosting again. It is not terribly far from San Francisco (30mins in metro plus 15 mins walk), and it is by beautiful parks and close to many cafes and restaurants.

About me, I am a PhD student at Berkeley on —Buddhist Studies! Who would have thought Berkeley is one of the best places in the world to do academic research on Buddhism? Here every day I am reading texts in Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese and Sanskrit. If this makes me sound really nerdy (well, I am), I should add that I work on the history of sexual rituals, especially by reading some 10th century Tibetan manuscripts. We can talk more about it!

Before I moved here, I lived in Vancouver, Paris, Tibet, Madrid and China. So, I’d say I have a bit of these cultures all in me.

If you need a host in the Bay Area, read “my home” page. It it looks good to you, send me a request!

[For Paris - Summer Only]
I usually live in California but I used to live in France and I come back whenever I can, such as this summer. I am cataloguing some manuscripts in the National Library.

I am renting an apartment by Place d’Italie. I expect to receive a lot of requests but I am afraid I can only accept a very few, and can only host for no more than three days, so I apologize in advance. But send me a request anyway if you think we will connect, and let’s go from there. (But I respond to “request” only, not messages).

P.s. I made a video introducing the basic layout of Paris which may be useful for your visit: https://youtube.com/watch?v=_EJzjcIMqh4&feature=share7


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  • literature
  • theater
  • acting
  • flamenco
  • reading
  • history

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Denmark, France, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, France, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Spain, United States

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