Melissa Telan

Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 100, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Lawyer
  • Juris Doctor, Masters of Law
  • From Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
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About Me


I've recently returned to Manila after living in Japan/Europe for about 6 years. I still travel as often as I can.

Upcoming trips:

South Korea (Seoul, Jeju and Busan)
Hong Kong
South Africa (Johannesburg, Mpumalanga, Cape Town)


I'm a lawyer currently on a "work break" and taking up Masters of International Law in Germany. I've been living in Europe for about 14 months now. Before this, I lived in Japan for three awesome years.


When there's a will, there's a way!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've heard about CS from friends, how fun it is and how it heightens one's travelling experience, and thought I'd check it out myself!


I enjoy Asian series, good books, travelling, good eats, and most of all good company.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've dressed up, and walked down the streets of Kyoto, as a Geisha. I've scuba dived, and thought that was a lot of fun. Probably the most amazing thing I've seen during my travels is the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan - I recommend everyone see that mind-blowing festival at least once in their lives!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Japan, Philippines

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