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Overview

  • 3 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Dutch, French
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • NGO worker
  • PhD
  • From Yilan County, Taiwan, Republic Of China
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Looking for some inspiration for my next stage of life.

ABOUT ME

I am originally from Taiwan, lived in the Netherlands during 2005-2014. Then I moved to Grenoble, France.
I am now developing my non-science interests in sustainable development related issues. Working as a volunteer in an NGO.
I am happy to share my experience/observation in Holland and France as an expat, and in Taiwan as an insider.
I live with a flatmate and we both work at home, so it is not possible to host guests.
I realize that talking to people is the best way to understand their life, their passion, and their culture. Everyone is unique and every story brings me different inspiration.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To broaden my vision about the world, to look for inspirations from all fields of professions, and to absorb the wisdom from other people.

Interests

During my free time, I love doing kitchen and garden experiments, biking in the countryside, and exploring different cultures in the world.

  • cooking
  • gardening
  • movies
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • science
  • nature
  • inspiration
  • different cultures
  • sustainable development
  • dogs and cats

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: celtic music, new age music, classical chamber music (particularly piano),
Movies: I love cartoon movies :)
Books: Any books that bring inspiration and reflection for me!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Knowledge in science, nature and cooking, wisdom about life, and stories I have collected during my journeys around the world.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Philippines, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Netherlands, Taiwan

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