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  • 44 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Chinese, French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • To be as laid back as possible
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About Me

Heading to Taiwan for several days - 31/12 to 3/1 :D

Done :) >> Going to Quebec and Iceland in October 2016!!

And I typed these before -
I'm going to Montreal in mid June , 2016:)
I'm in Shanghai working for three months (March to May). So absolutely learning mandarin.
- hmm Vietnamese is not getting anywhere but French is doing ok!!
>>I must learn Vietnamese and French!
Be less dependent on modern tech and read more.
Travel to as many pieces of continents as possible.

I'm a weird, foulmouthed and straightforward person. If I ever send you a request, that means I really did read your profile because I care who I stay with and whether I like a person as much as you do. I get really pissed off if somebody just accuses me not reading their profiles simply because I type you so much shit and you automatically think that I copy it from somewhere. Of course I say "I am Charmaine" to every host. I really do want a friend more than just a host or surfer.
The phone app is sometimes (not really sometimes to be honest) fucked up and some messages went to other hosts.

Nice to people who like me (before you draw a wrong impression, i only (AND ONLY) mean friends, and I hate people who see this as a dating website) and mean to those who don't.
Extremely talkative with friends. (a bit introvert though)
So if you find me not talking much the first time is just because I really can't pretend to be those hyperactive girls who speak with high pitched voices.
I'm actually very excited to meet you.
Hope this is not too much for you to read, I am just being honest.

I did put my Russia and Europe trip here before, hmm so some updates as I don't really like to tell people in person where i've been to (I hate those gap year students who brag about this all the time. not interested. So I better put it here and we can exchange our stories instead of naming counties when we actually meet!):-
Took the train from Moscow to St Petersburg. Then I went hitchhiking from Lithuania (fav!!) to Turkey, then from Germany to Italy, if you are interested in the list of cities so you can ask me any information:
Vilnius, Kaunas, Warsaw, Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Bucharest, Ruse, Varna, Irakli, Istanbul, Bursa, Denizli, Antalya.
Then flew to Munich, and continued the HH to Lahr, Paris, somewhere after Caen, Poitiers, Bordeaux, Perpignan, Barcelona, Adge, Montpellier, Marseille, Six-Fours, Diano Marina, Rome!

My recent trip was Norway and Sweden.

Back in 2014 - Harbin: Journey of 90 hours of trains

Some previous trips:

- Taichung (March 2014)
- China (Beijing, Changchun, Harbin, Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenzhen) (Feb 2014)

- South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia)

- Mexico (Mexico City)
- The United States (St Louis, Chicago, Denver, Moab, Albuquerque, New York, Boston, Orlando, Miami, Key West, New Mexico, El Paso, LA, Omaha)
- Canada (Winnipeg, Toronto, Niagara Fall, Vancouver)
- China (The Mount Everest, Tibet, Chengdu, Beijing)

- Vietnam
- India (Kolkata, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Delhi)
- China (Dalian, Shenyang, Dandong and Zhuanghe)

Before 2011:

Australia (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney), Singapore, Malaysia, Korea (Seoul), Japan (Hokkaido), Taiwan (Taipei), Canada (Vancouver)

Love eating, outgoing, passionate and meeting new friends. Open-minded and like to try all sorts of new and exciting things.

I actually hate this section, so meet me and we can talk


Do not postpone what's important to you.
Others don't share your priorities.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Meet surfers and be friends!
I keep in touch with nearly all my hosts and surfers. And many of them become my very good friends and end up visiting them again after the first time we met!


I dont want to update this because there were too many - you can see from the refs.

Vietnam was actually my first surfing experience and I was very very impressed. Joined some of the activities and met many many awesome people.

Ho Chi Minh City (2012)
Hue (2012)
St. Louis (2012)
Chicago (2012)
Denver (2012)
Albuquerque (2012)
Miami (2013)
Hanoi (2013)
Da Nang (2013)
Hoi An (2013)
Ho Chi Minh City (2013)
Beijing (2014)
ChangChun (2014)
Harbin (2014)
Tianjin (2014)
Taichung (2014)

Hong Kong


I love running, reading, rockclimbing, hiking, painting, laughing, eating, cooking and collecting postcards.

Recently Thai boxing, rugby and sailing!

  • cooking
  • running
  • technology
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • skydiving
  • boxing
  • rugby
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Unbearable lightness of being
A Fine Balance
started reading too many books
(I'm sorry but I dislike "Eat, Pray, Love"...)

I like 60s music
Absolutely love movies by Jean Pierre Jeunet, Paweł Pawlikowski and Wes Anderson too

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking in Bergen
Snow and Ice Sculptures in Harbin (2014).
Skydiving in Moab, Utah.
Saw the white sands in New Mexico.
30 days of travelling in N. America.
Sleeping in the desert in Jaisamier and riding a camel.
Seeing the sunrise on the sand dunes.
Seeing the sunset besides Taj Mahal.
Being kissed by the little girl, Sonia, when I was volunteering in Daya Dan, the Mother Teresa's house in Kolkata.

Teach, Learn, Share

Share my life.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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