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I grew up in Lanzhou, Gansu, China, and moved to Houston, Texas, USA by myself when I was 16. Two year later, I went to Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for college, and after graduation, I worked at PwC Boston as a public accountant for a year. Now I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada working for PwC Toronto.
Planning a trip to Havana, Cuba in August 2018. :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am passionate about history and anthropology, and those are the main reasons why I travel around the world. I love connecting with locals everywhere I go and hearing about stories from other travelers. When I travel and share other people's apartments, I am a very respectful guest, quiet, clean, organized and responsible.
- classical music
- cultural studies
- cultural anthropology
- blues music
- acrylic painting
Music, Movies, and Books
Classical Musicians: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Gustav Mahler
Jazz/Blues Musicians: Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, James Brown
Pop Musicians: Beyoncé, P!nk, Céline Dion, Adele, Bruno Mars, Shakira
Favorite Movie Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Favorite Movies: The Mirror, Solaris, Andrei Rublev, Stalker, The Triplets of Belleville, Up in the Air
Favorite books: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind, The Columbian Exchange, Man's Search for Meaning, The Omnivore's Dilemma
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Co-founded Global Business Bridges in Boston University and brought 17 volunteers to rural Panama and taught financial literacy workshops and provided micro-finance consulting services to indigenous communities.
Also moved across the globe from China to the U.S. solo when I was 16 was pretty cool too I guess... :)
Teach, Learn, Share
Love to teach: Chinese, English, horrible dance moves
Love to learn: French, everything new about the world
What I Can Share with Hosts
All my travel stories, and my occasionally overpowering sunny and positive attitude and zest for life
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Macao, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, China, United States