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Amelia Easten

Xinzhuang, New Taipei, Taiwan

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Overview

  • 40 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, German, Russian, Spanish
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • English teacher and freelance writer
  • A weird one
  • From Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland.
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To become a fully fledged nomad

ABOUT ME

I'm currently trying to teach less and write more. It's going well. I have a website: www.plantpowerednomad.com and a vlog https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOELSki7QljlxxUHtqZzJfA/videos?spfreload=10 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 moved to Taiwan last year on a whim and found myself stuck in an all-consuming job that will be over soon. It made me realise I'm not meant for this committing to one country thing.

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.

PHILOSOPHY

If in doubt, eat a banana.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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

Interests

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 & 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.

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.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Ireland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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