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Charmaine Yip

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Last login 25 days ago

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  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, French
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Teaching English
  • No education listed
  • From Toronto, ON
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About Me

I'll love to meet locals in Hong Kong and to learn about the culture living here.


My current mission is to find my life's biggest passions and living life to its fullest. I believe in taking risks, challenging myself and gaining new experiences.


I'm a Canadian who currently is living in Hong Kong. I'm currently exploring the world by living and working abroad for 6+ months at a time. For two years, I lived in French regions to learn French and to teach English. Out of those 2 years, 9 months were spent in Paris and I learned so much about cultural and language barrier. I love cultural exchange and meeting new people. Everyone has a story to tell and I'd love to exchange stories together.


"I search, I strive, I find and when I don't, I keep trying." - Charmaine Yip

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Started hosting spontaneously in search of new friends when I lived in a small city by myself. Surprisingly people came to me, and I loved it. Then, I started on my journey in going to other people, and made some amazing friends.


It's crazy to say that I've met travelers in this one place, and we meet again in another country on a different continent. This is the power of meeting people.


I love everything related to culture and people. I like exploring in different museums, and art-related activities, and doing crafts. Traveling has changed my life because I have seen so much in such a short period of time. I'm embracing new experiences everyday.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The most amazing thing I've done is choosing to be out of my comfort zone and to live in the world of unknown. I love living abroad and gaining international experiences. Through different challenges, I've learned to value life.

Singapore - 6 months exchange (2011), Quebec, Canada - 9 months (2012-2013), Paris, France - 9 months (2013-2014), Hong Kong - currently living

Teach, Learn, Share

My experiences living abroad and my background as a Canadian-Chinese. I've lived in the most extreme climates from 40+ degrees in Singapore to -40 degrees in Quebec, Canada. I'm not scared of challenges and I think my optimistic attitude and personality makes me very approachable.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Stories of where I have been, the horrific and victorious stories. As well, as language exchange with French, English and Cantonese.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, France, Hong Kong, Singapore

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