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  • 6 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Journalist
  • Kansas University, Tsinghua University
  • From Kansas City, MO, USA
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About Me


I'm a remote-working journalist living in Raleigh, NC after long stints in NYC, Beijing, Nanjing, and Kansas City (my hometown). I travel a lot for both work and fun and love meeting up with locals for drinks or other fun activities when on the road.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I travel a lot for work/writing and hope to get a better feel for the places I visit by couchsurfing and meeting up with locals.


Have used Couchsurfing for a several years now, and have yet to meet anyone who isn't awesome!


Writing, wakeboarding, marathoning, ultimate frisbee, craft beer, tea.

  • writing
  • books
  • marathon
  • running
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • journalism
  • craft beer

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Billy Joel, Ben Folds, INXS, just about anything 80s.

Books: Jon Krakauer, Sherman Alexie

Movies: Three Amigos, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 活着

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Played in an ultimate frisbee "peace tournament" in North Korea, ran a marathon on The Great Wall, and was detained by Chinese police for committing journalism. Occasionally, I write some of this stuff down.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I've been called "Lord of the knock-knock jokes." I kid, I kid...but I do always like treating hosts to dinner and drinks, and if the mood strikes, show-off my mind-reading abilities.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, England, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, North Korea, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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