Annie Chow

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese (Simplified), French, Japanese
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Traveling the world until I can't (previously Oracle ERP ...
  • Master's in Supply Chain Management and Finance, Bachelor...
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About Me


Experience and explore the world as much as possible when I am healthy and young. Friendships Worldwide. Offered my helping hands to those in need. Work hard, study hard and play hard.


Solo traveler who has been in over 60 countries.

Co-founder of a hiking group, HiKE HK ( Have organized 300 events in Hong Kong since 2012.

Grew up in Hong Kong, spent 15 years in USA for colleges and worked in companies such as Sony Electronics, Oracle Consulting partner, Clorox, Applied Biosystems.

Since May 2008
Sold all my stuffs, quit a good job, left the comfort zone, went to Sichuan China to volunteer in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake relief effort for two year. First as an independent solo volunteer, later worked with Japanese NGO from Kobe and other foreigners' groups. An unforgettable experience ever.

Happened in 2009
Volunteered independently as English teacher, farmer, health care worker, janitor, babysitter.... in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, China, Thailand and Japan.

Happened in 2010
Traveled 8 countries in the Middle East and southern Europe for 3 months. Couch surfed total a month in several countries. Problem with hosts in Athens and Istanbul using CS as dating/sex hunting site.

Happened in 2011
Volunteered in Japan earthquake/tsunami relief work for 2 months

Since 2012
Active hiking leader. Have organized +300 outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, canyoning, cultural visits, etc.) in Hong Kong

Recent Travels in 2014
Laos with clients - Thailand - Myanmar 27 days

Myanmar with clients -Thailand Chiang Mai hiking group

Recent Travels in 2015

Malaysia Borneo (Singapore-Sawarak-Sabah-Penang-HK)
Visited 6 national parks, including Mt. Kinabalu

Istanbul > Bulgaria > Romania > Hungary > Slovakia > Czech > Austria > Germany > Liechtenstein > Switzerland > Italy > Slovenia > Croatia > Bosnia > Montenegro > Albania > Serbia > Kosovo > Macedonia > Istanbul via Greece

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


First homestay experience was at 6 years old with a Japanese family.

Surfed and hosted since 2006 through friends, friend's referrals, Craigslist, WWOOF networks, etc. Simply love to meet with people that I surfed sometimes even when I was on business trips. CouchSurfing has given me both positive and negative experience along the road.


Backpacking Travel, Cultural Exchange, Mountains Hiking, Water Sports, Volunteering, Recycling, NGO

Music, Movies, and Books

My driving experience in USA
- 10 years of daily 20-60 miles commute to work
- Cross country trip 36 states, 2 months, 13,000 miles in 2003 by my own car, a manual 6-speed Matrix. Slept in car at rest area on highway every other night and some camping at national parks.
- Driving my parents to visit Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Utah national parks, Las Vegas.

My driving experience in Europe
- Explore southern France by car rental as an exchange student in Chambery France in 2005 with two friends under 25 reading the map for me sometimes.
- One day Cappadocia
- Greek islands and slept in cars by the seaside.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The year in Sichuan China earthquake affected villages. I did tent-surfing, camp-surfing, ground-surfing with the villagers. Sichuan is now my second home.

Met many fellows travelers on the road who are truly amazing!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Pure friendships, travel experience, positive life perspectives, English language.

Message to a special group of people
Couchsurfing is NOT dating website. STOP using Couchsurfing for your sex hunting or submissive Asian wife hunting!!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Japan, United States

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