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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified)
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Postgrad Student
  • University
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

I was born and raised in the depths of the English countryside.

After completing Secondary school I moved to China for six months where I taught English at a boarding school in Shandong province.

I completed my BA in Chinese Studies, which included a further 12 months in China. I spent most of this time in Nanjing, studying at Nanjing University and the rest travelling around the country. I am about to start a Master's in International Relations and can't wait to continue my education.

I love travelling, my idea of a holiday is getting out by 5am to avoid the heat and walking 30km before breaking for lunch. Not everyone's cup of tea but don't worry getting up at a reasonable time and going exploring in an unknown place is also high up on my list of things I enjoy!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am on Couchsurfing to meet people who really know the places I visit, who are able to share information I wouldn't be able to find elsewhere.

Interests

I love being outside and being active! My last holiday was spent walking 300km of the Camino de Santiago where I made friends with people who I would never have met at home while hiking through the heatwave.

  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • rugby

Music, Movies, and Books

I happily listen to any music except trance. Though forced to choose I have a soft spot for Robbie Williams and Jack Savoretti.

I enjoy watching Sci-fi and Superhero films, as well as pretty much anything with a little magic.

Harry Potter remains my favourite series. I also love most of Terry Pratchett's books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have lived, studied and taught in China for 18 months while learning the language, I loved living there and made some amazing friends.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach some Chinese (Mandarin) and share my experiences of living in China. I love learning about new places, particularly where the best hiking spots are!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share stories of my past travels, from hiking through Tiger Leaping Gorge towards Shangri-la to working at a Summer camp in Florida. I love learning about new places and want to share my excitement with like minded people. I am tidy and can seem a bit quiet at first, but soon warm up and am quite talkative.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United Kingdom

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