Amelia Easten

Xinzhuang, New Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Yoga teacher, English teacher, Travel writer/blogger
  • A weird one
  • From Clare, Ireland
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About Me


To find the world's best vegan food.


I'm a full time traveller and work digitally, so I sometimes just spend a whole day sitting on my laptop working, I love spending time with hosts but I'm not looking for parties and wild times. I'm happy just chilling in a coffee shop.

I'm developing my blog into something that supports my travels. It's going well. I have a website: and a vlog that's still new and exciting.

I'm active and do acroyoga wherever/whenever possible. From the moment I first flew, I was in love. I'm a Yoga teacher, and will happily give free lessons to hosts. I also run donation classes in hostels, hostels willing.

I was teaching English in Taiwan, but I'm not cut out for year long contracts. Now I'm just traveling the world with no intention of settling anywhere long term for a good while. I still teach English occasionally.

I talk to everyone and bring home the waifs and strays for tea then talk them into staying for (vegan) dinner. As far as experiences with travel go, random is good. Often when I've travelled I haven't known where I'm sleeping that night, and tend to go with the flow, meet who I meet, and I'll say yes to everything unless my gut instinct screams no. Vegetables are an important part of my life.


If in doubt, eat a banana.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been couchsurfing and hosting as much as possible since 2011, and despite all the controversy over the site I still think it's amazing.


Many and numerous, amazing, unexpected, ever so memorable experiences. Often involving hills. Up where the air is clear and the view is better.


Pretty much everything. Particularly acroyoga, yoga, veganism, bodybuilding, animals, and books, travelling.

At the moment, anything involving how to nomad better very much interests me. If you're a fellow writer/blogger/youtuber/vegan, get in touch.

Music, Movies, and Books

I think I've watched one film this year, and I can't remember what.

I like to swap music with couch surfers. I like less-ordinary things.

I studied fairytales. I like very very old literature or stuff from the last 80 years. I haven't really had time to read recently though, and spend much more time writing.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hurtling down hills on a motorbike in Crimea driven by a crazy Russian, no lights, no mirrors, no fuel gage...

Encountered the underground anarchist scene in Kiev, welcomed with open arms and fell in love with the city and people.

The Lost City trek - the most physically challenging thing I've done. The atmosphere at 8am high in the mountains, in the remains of a city built 800AD, is something I'll never forget.

Felt the tiny vibrations of a hummingbird in my hand, and its frantic wingbeats against my palm.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Acroyoga, Juggling, Calm, bits of photography, watercolours, English, vegan cooking. Yoga - please let me teach you yoga!

Learn: Anything and everything. Outlooks, philosophies, principals, music, morals, walking talking cooking living breathing thinking...

Share: Cooking, walks, talks... music - I can sing a little and get a tune out of a flute. Laughter. Spontaneity. Randomness.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Cooking, languages, good company, stories and laughter.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Ireland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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