哥本哈根 CS Host

Copenhagen CS  Host

這張畫是哥本哈根CS host Nathan,畫中的Nathan正擺弄着我的相機,他把鏡頭拆開取下,玩得興盎然,但相機被他玩完後,(果然)入塵了!幸好對相片質素影響不大……

 

在市中心坐30分鐘鐵路即到Nathan的家,他住在約十層高的大廈內,他的家是間千呎兩房戶,連巨型客廳,CS surfers都在客廳打地舖,Nathan自己獨佔一房,另有房友與其女友獨佔一房,廚房、廁所、露台齊備,最特別的是家中無洗衣機,洗衣機乾衣機都在大廈地庫,大廈居民都能免費任用。

 

在我到埗時,Nathan家中已有兩位CS surfers,她們一位是來哥本哈根打工,第二天就會搬進員工宿舍;另一位是在法國上學,趁暑假來哥本哈根玩幾天。

 

Nathan其實是位來自英國的心碎男,他是英國人,認識了一個丹麥女孩,十年前與丹麥女孩移居至哥本哈根(哥城是丹麥首都),但最後卻分手了,情去人在,他一直留在哥本哈根至今,偶然回英國探親。

 

Nathan很喜歡打網球,但幾年前韌帶撕裂,要專心養傷,逐改為安排網球聯誼活動,賺取微薄佣金,正職則是廚房助理。

他2016年夏天曾到過香港,但只匆匆一晚就離港,那時我雖然人在香港,但時間太趕,遺憾碰不上面,期望下次再見!

 

Nathan是個好奇寶寶,他喜歡與CS surfers聊天,認識異地文化;但房友卻持相反意見,房友覺得與其免費接待CS surfer,不如接待需付鈔入住的airbnb客人,起碼有錢賺,目前二人還在討論中, 尚未決定未來方向,所以不論是CS 還是airbnb,都是流動性極高,隨時因着host的情況而開始、而結束。

 

我是在Nathan家的大客廳打地舖,客廳的落地大窗無窗簾,天一亮就被曬醒,然後迷迷糊糊的又再睡去,接着各人陸續起床-食早餐、去廁所、上班去,我又會再被吵醒。

以前在香港時,有時會因為緊張而失眠,但在旅途上,每天走啊走,晚上就累得倒頭大睡,根本不會失眠,就算在Nathan客廳打地舖,地硬、嘈吵、人多,相比香港的高床軟枕,竟也睡得着;在香港每天睡不夠八小時會緊張自己不夠瞓,在公司打瞌睡;但旅途上每天能有幾個小時在安全環境中失去知覺,已覺心滿意足,人真是一種適應性非常高的動物啊,不同環境不同要求,以前認為不可能的事,原來自己其實做得到,例如睡個好覺不失眠……

 

甚麼是Couchsurfing?

 

This is Nathan the CS host in Copenhagen in the picture. He is playing with MY camera. He takes off the lens and put it back very curiously. And (of course) some dusts got into MY camera! Luckily it doesn’t affect the photos much…

 

Nathan’s home is 30 minutes away from the city center by train. His home is in a 10-floor building. It is a 2-room apartment around 1000 square feet with a huge living room. All the CS surfers sleep on the floor in the huge living room. Nathan has his own room. His roommate with a girlfriend has the other room. Kitchen, toilet and terrace are all included in the apartment. The most interesting thing is neither washing machine nor drying machine in the apartment. The washing machines and the drying machines are in the basement of the building and all the residents can use them for FREE.

 

There are already 2 CS surfers at Nathan‘s home when I arrive. One of them comes to Copenhagen for work and will move into the staff dorm on the next day. The other one is a student in France and visits Copenhagen for a couple of days in summer holiday.

 

Nathan is actually a heart-breaking man from England. He is a British who knew a Danish girl and moved to Copenhagen (which is the capital of Denmark) 10 years ago but broke up with her eventually. He chose to stay in Copenhagen and visit England from time to time for his family there.

 

Nathan likes to play tennis but torn his ligament so he has to take a break on tennis. He earns a little little commission by organizing tennis activities when he is resting his ligament and he works in the kitchen too.

He has a short visit in Hong Kong for 1 night in summer 2016. Although I was in Hong Kong but the time is too rush therefore we don’t have an opportunity to meet. Hope we can meet next time somewhere!

 

Nathan is curious on different cultures and loves to talk to CS surfers. But his roommate thinks the opposite. His roommate prefers to host airbnb guests to earn some money than to host CS surfers for free. They are still discussing on this hosting issue. Either CS or airbnb has a high mobility nature and would start or end depends on different situation on different hosts.

 

I sleep on the floor in the living room at Nathan’s home. There is no curtain in the living room and I will be waken by the first morning light every day. Then I would go back to sleep and will be waken again during the morning rush as everyone in the apartment are eating breakfast, going to the toilet and leaving for work.

 

I would be insomnia due to nervousness when I was in Hong Kong. I have to walk long every day during travelling and would just sleep tight at night without ANY insomnia. The floor is hard, the living room is noisy and there are lots of people walking by in Nathan’s home but I can still have a good sleep even not on my comfortable bed at home in Hong Kong. I would be nervous to fall asleep in office if I can’t get 8 hours sleep per day but I am fully satisfy if I can have a few hours unconsciousness per day in a SAFE environment during travelling.

I found out that human is actually a highly adaptable species and would transform itself in different environments. Travelling let me know that I can do something that I thought I can’t do, like sleep tight without insomnia...

What is Couch Surfing?

Nathan and my picture
Nathan and my picture
Home in Copenhagen
Home in Copenhagen

哥本哈根的單車系統很發達,租單車的地方很多,原本我也想租一輛單車代步,但我竟被單車店老闆拒租了!

我孩童時會踩兩輪單車,但之後十多年無機會再踩單車,在哥本哈根時,我騎得上單車,也踩得動,但轉不了彎,也踩得歪歪斜斜,好像隨時跌低,連單車店老闆也覺得我騎得危危乎,於是拒租,老闆笑着叫我回去練習一下再來租,嗚呀~

 

Copenhagen has a very good bicycle transport system. There are lots of places for renting a bicycle. I want to rent a bike but I was refused by the boss of the bicycle rental shop!

I can ride a two-wheel bike when I was a kid but I don’t have a chance to ride a bike for over 10 years. I can ride a straight line on a bike but I can’t turn the bike in Copenhagen. The bike seems would be fallen down at any second when I trying to make a turn. Maybe the boss of the bike rental shop refuses to lend me a bike because he thinks it’s too dangerous for me to ride on it. He said, with a big smile, he would lend me a bike if I practice more. Whining~

Welcome to COPENHAGEN!
Welcome to COPENHAGEN!
COPENHAGEN!
COPENHAGEN!

哥本哈根sim咭,唔算貴 Copenhagen sim card, not expensive

周末過後After Weekend
周末過後After Weekend
靚呀~Beautiful~
靚呀~Beautiful~

丹麥皇室的明信片Danish royal family on postcard

世上最慘的工The hardest job on Earth
世上最慘的工The hardest job on Earth

垃圾當樂器,仲要彈得好 Rubbish as instruments. And he plays well

吉卜賽人The gypsy

春風吹又生tough grass
春風吹又生tough grass
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
點讀?How to read?
點讀?How to read?
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
簡約教堂Simple style church
教堂內  Church
教堂內 Church
教堂  A Church
教堂 A Church
教堂內的二手書攤A second-hand books sell in
教堂內的二手書攤A second-hand books sell in

教堂內的二手書攤A second-hand books sell in a church

遠在丹麥!Far in Copenhagen!
遠在丹麥!Far in Copenhagen!

教堂內的二手書攤A second-hand books sell in a church

教堂  A Church
教堂 A Church
教堂  A Church
教堂 A Church
教堂  A Church
教堂 A Church
教堂   Church
教堂 Church
教堂   Church
教堂 Church
教堂   Church
教堂 Church
教堂   Church
教堂 Church
教堂   Church
教堂 Church
教堂   Church
教堂 Church
藍天 Blue Sky
藍天 Blue Sky

夕陽西下的ROLEX,好靚呀~ROLEX under the sunset, beautiful~

好靚的絲織品,可惜無開店Very beautiful skills, too bad the it closed

藍藍天空高掛我的夢 My dream hang up high on the blue sky

哥本哈根最便宜的遊船選擇!The cheapest boat trip in Copenhagen!

在船上看的小美人魚Little mermaid from the boat.

每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff on every boat explaining the stories of the canal in Danish and English.

每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff on every boat explaining the stories of the canal in Danish and English.

每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff on every boat explaining the stories of the canal in Danish and English.

每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff
每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff
每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff
每艘船都有人以丹麥語、英語講解沿途典故。 There is staff
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
運河鳥Canal Bird
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat

藍藍天空高掛我的夢 My dream hang up high on the blue sky

藍藍天空高掛我的夢 My dream hang up high on the blue sky

藍藍天空高掛我的夢 My dream hang up high on the blue sky

香港!HONG KONG!
香港!HONG KONG!
the famous look!
the famous look!
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
裸運河Canal Nudity
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
船上百態Life on boat
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river
河上百態Life on river

在街上意外碰見遊行示威,示威者與路人竟然和平地討論起來。 I ran into a protest and surprise to see a claim discussion between the protesters and the pedestrians.

靚窗 A beautiful window

父與子Father and son
父與子Father and son
Helpless Baby無奈BB
Helpless Baby無奈BB