Shelley Yip

Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, Chinese (Simplified)
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Accountant
  • Bachelor
  • From Belgium
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Meeting ppl from all over the world and enjoying the good things in the world !


I'm a very lovely person. I may be shy in the beginning but give me some time to know you and you'll find in me a very good friend.
I love to discover new friends, new food, new places, new drinks, new cultures, etc..


If you have sorrows, think about it, get to a solution and keep moving on. Learn from the past but don't stay in it...ALSO enjoy life...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


After seeing a documentary I found CS very interesting so I joined. Shamed to say that in the first 2 years I haven't been doing a lot with it.
But since 2009 I promised myself to be more active again! Join more meetings, go surfing more often(as I can't host for the moment) And I think I'm doing pretty well up till now ^_^


I Surfed in:
2010,Jun - Germany,Cologne - Alex Kemmer
2010,Jul - Belgium,Oostende - Joke Boey
2010,Jul - Belgium,Brussels - Wim Thans
2010,Dec - USA,New York - Elizabeth Young
2011,Apr - Germany,Berlin - Carl White
2011,Apr - France,Lille - Emilie Marguerite
2011,Jul - Netherlands,Den Bosch - Maddy van Mourik
2011,Jul - Italy, Milan - Andrea Bassi
2011,Jul - Italy, Bologna - MohammadSadegh Sadri
2011,Jul - Italy, Lucca - Antonio Rama
2011,Jul - Italy, Florence - PANDO (Gregorio Salti)
2011,Jul - Italy, Siena - Lello Tinelli
2011,Jul - Italy, Milan - Corrado Binda
2011,Aug - Belgium, Oostend - Joyce Davies
2011,Oct - Belgium, Rochefort - An Geudens
2011,Nov - Belgium, Liege - Martina Dierks
2012,May - Germany, Berlin - Konstanze (CS PATCHWORK_LIESEL)
2012, Jun - Spain, Valencia - Kyle Lyons
2012, Dec - Austria, Vienna - Patrick & Nathalie
2014, May - Japan, Tokyo - Robert Poole
2014, Aug - Germany, Nuremberg - Lisa Böhrer

I had coffee with/showed them around in Antwerp:
from Poland - Lukasz Lukasik
from Peru - Esther Rosillo
from France - Inge Betuker
from USA - Brian Cohen
from China, Xi'an - Flora Xing
from Germany, Berlin - Konstanze (CS PATCHWORK_LIESEL)

They had coffee with me or showed me there hometown:
Hong Kong - Sim Kuen Cheng
Thailand, Phuket - Chutaporn Luangchuang (Bo)
..and many many others


Traveling is my hobby n° 1 !

I like the touristic stuff in big cities but I can also enjoy the tranquility in little villages....

I like hiking once a while but I also like to lay on the beach, under an umbrella, listening to the sound of the sea...

I don't like getting tanned from the sun (I am tanned enough :)), but I love feeling the sun on my skin..Big dilemma!

I also LOVE watching Chinese TV series, a little amateurphotograpy, reading..

Music, Movies, and Books

There are way TOO TOO TOO many good movies/books I liked..just to name a few..
Movies: Shawnshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Schindler's List, Star Wars (the first ones with Harrisson Ford), Se7en, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain, les Choristes, Toy Story, Slumdog Millionaire, Avatar The last Airbender (animeversion from Nickelodeon),Ratatouille, Monsters Inc, Hable con Ella, Super8, The Kings Speech, The Mummy...
Bookes: Harry Potter, Da Vinci Code and (way too many) romantic novels..
Music: I admit not to know a lot about Western music..I mostly listen to Cantonese/Chinese music. Ask me about them and I know A LOT

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Feb 2013, when the 11y-cycle ended was the best period to go. I'm not really fond of the cold, but those green,red curtains in the dark starry sky are worth everything!!! Definitely the best trip I made up till now!

Also everything that includes hiking and great vieuws on the city or land that I visit.
And amazing ancient buildings or structures, like the tempels in Egypt or Greece, the Great Wall in China, the ancient cities in China, Japan..How hard must it have been to build them without the technical knowledge we have now?!

Teach, Learn, Share

Would love to improve my Mandarin skills! Want to practise it with a native speaker. I can teach him or her a very rare language...Dutch/Flemish! Rare because you only speak it in Holland and Belgium *_*

Newby Lindy Hop dancer since 2015. Would like to improve my skills. Know any good venues to do that? Tell me!

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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