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My name is Sonia. After traveling around Asia and teaching English in China for 2 years, I have settled down back home with a 9-5 job. I left a part of my heart in China though and yearn for the day I can go back.
My husband and I both work a lot, and are quite busy, I'm trying to cut down, but I always want to do everything. Despite this, we still like to host, but that does mean that we won't be able to hang out with you (most likely), or show you around. We're more than happy to give you all the advice you need or cook dinner together at home. Usually when we do have a free night, we're quite exhausted so we like to stay in.
Please do not request to stay with me if you snore, I am unfortunately very sensitive to this. Somehow I can tune out my cat who sometimes meows in the night if he didn't get enough attention or slept all day, so if you are also a light sleeper, please consider this and my apologies in advance. To ensure that you have read my profile, please let me know in your request that you don't snore and that you don't mind my cat.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love Couchsurfing for so many reasons! I'm always impressed by the generosity of strangers. I appreciate the local culture, advice, etc. Or just simply meeting someone new :)
July 2011-Sabrina-Reykjavik, Iceland
July 2011-Bram-Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 2011-Bas-Den Haag, Netherlands
August 2011-Frank-Den Helder, Netherlands
October 2011-Rusevelt-Cardiff, Wales
November 2011-Aidan-Belfast, Northern Ireland
November 2011-Rusevelt from Cardiff hosted in Oxford
December 2011-Murat-Istanbul, Turkey
January 2012-Ben from Chicago hosted in McLean
February 2012-Wen Jie from China hosted in McLean
December 2012-Rebecca-Houston, Texas
October 2013-Marta and Lukasz from Warsaw, Poland
December 2013-Ao from Scotland/Guiyang
January 2014-Jacob, Surat Thani, Thailand
January 2014-Shayne, Chiang Mai, Thailand
March 2014: Louise from Australia
March 2014: Uliana from Moscow, Russia
March 2014: Betty and her mother from Busan, South Korea
March 2014: Juho from Daegu, South Korea
July 2016: Nazir from Baltimore/Turkey
July 2016: Tiago & Natalia from Portugal & Moldova
Traveling, food, movies, tv shows, art, beautiful things, architecture, psychology, helping people, new experiences!
- chinese food
Music, Movies, and Books
My favorite book is currently A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.
My favorite movie is currently The Room.
And my favorite artist is Stromae.
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