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Annie Chow

Hong Kong

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese (Simplified), French, Japanese
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • World Traveler! (previously Oracle E...
  • Master's in Supply Chain Management ...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Experience and explore the world as much as possible when I am healthy and young. Friendships Worldwide.

ABOUT ME

Solo traveler who has been in over 40 countries.

Grew up in Hong Kong then spent 15 years in USA for colleges and corporates (Sony Electronics, Oracle Consulting partner, Clorox, Applied Biosystems).

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

2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Happened in 2009......
Since then, having the interest in working with NGOs, wishing to gain more experience by volunteering independently in as teacher, farmer, health care worker, janitor, babysitter.... in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, China, Thailand and Japan.

Happening in 2010......
Recently traveled 8 countries in the Middle East and south Europe for 3 months. Couch surfed a month in some of those countries.

Missions in 2010 are to join an international humanitarian organization and continue traveling whenever possible.

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

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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.

Interests

Backpacking Travel, Cultural Exchange, Water Sports, Volunteering, Recycling and NGO

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!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Pakistan, Paraguay, 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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