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To travel the world and meet interesting people.
My name is Sonia. I've been an English teacher at Beihang University for over a year now, and I love living in China. I like to think that I am laid back with a good sense of humor. I enjoy novel experiences whatever they may be.
I really admire Leonardo da Vinci because he was a true Renaissance man. He was great in many diverse fields and I admire him because I have many diverse interests including: art, mathematics, neuroscience, psychology, business, architecture, and education. I love learning about other peoples' work because I am still searching for my path in this life. I'm a sponge absorbing knowledge and learning as much as I can, for the time being.
I'm very open minded and I try not to judge people that are different than me. I believe everyone should be accepting. I cannot tolerate intolerance :) also the Buddhist philosophy is growing on me
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have surfed and hosted.
I was very excited by the idea of couchsurfing, but I was initially very put off because of a negative experience. Since then however, I have tried again and had all my expectations far surpassed. Needless to say, I love couchsurfing!
6/7/11-Bas-Den Haag, Netherlands
19/8/11 to 24/8/11-Frank-Den Helder, Netherlands
18/11/11 to 21/11/11-Aidan-Belfast, Northern Ireland
26/11/11 to 28/11/11-Rusevelt from Cardiff hosted in Oxford
10/12/11 to 12/12/11-Murat-Istanbul, Turkey
12/18/12-Ben from Chicago hosted in McLean
2/26/12 to 2/29/12-Wen Jie from China hosted in McLean
12/17/12 to 12/18/12-Rebecca-Houston, Texas
10/3/13 to 10/7/13-Marta and Lukasz from Warsaw, Poland
12/22/13 to 12/25/13-Ao from Scotland/Guiyang
1/8/14-Jacob, Surat Thani, Thailand
27/1/14 to 30/1/14-Shayne, Chiang Mai, Thailand
March 2014: Louise from Australia
Uliana from Moscow, Russia
Betty and her mother from Busan, South Korea
Juho from Daegu, South Korea
Traveling, food, movies, tv shows, art, beautiful things, architecture, psychology, helping people, new experiences!
I like to make things with my hands.
Music, Movies, and Books
My favorite book is currently The Picture of Dorian Gray.
My favorite movie is currently The Room.
And my favorite artist is Janelle Monae.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Backpacking across Europe and SE Asia
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: English and Chinese, paper cranes, yoga
Share: My experiences, my couch, and some homestyle Chinese food
What I Can Share with Hosts
My wonderful company :) I usually like to bring some type of souvenir from where I'm coming from, usually small because I pack light. If you have a preference for something, let me know, but usually a magnet, a postcard, or candy.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Monaco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States