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Overview

  • 22 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Japanese, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Blogger
  • MA (Social Sciences), BA (Japanese Studies)
  • From hong kong
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About Me

Hi, I am Stephanie from Hong Kong. I was born and raised in Hong Kong for 20 years. I studied Japanese Studies in Hong Kong and Gender Studies in Japan. I have lived in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years so I know quite a lot about Japan and Japanese culture. I am now back to HK for work.

Hong Kong is a small and densely-populated city. Although its not the perfect place to live in, its an interesting city :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

At the very beginning, I read a book about a traveller who traveled around the world using this site. I was amazed and became interested in it. That's why I started using couchsurfing. I tried CS in Europe first, then China, Japan, Iran, Turkey, etc......

In 2013, I traveled to France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and Morocco for six weeks. During that period, I couchsurfed for more than ten times. It was the best travelling experience for me ever.

In 2015, I went to mainland China, Iran, Turkey, Vietnam (Hanoi).

In 2016, I travelled to Taiwan (Hualien) and worked in a hostel for a month. Then, I traveled to London and started writing my own travel book to be published in 2017

I am very glad to be a CSer because it gives me a chance to meet local people and live like a local. It is not just about sightseeing or enjoying yourself, it is more about experiencing life and taking challenges.

Interests

Music, photography, languages, cultures, meeting new friends, writing blog.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • gender studies
  • languages
  • sightseeing

Music, Movies, and Books

Indie Music, Folk Music

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach you Cantonese, which is a difficult language with 9 tones. Some people said learning Cantonese is even more difficult than learning Mandarin (what you called Chinese). Cantonese has 9 tones while Mandarin has only 4......

I can also teach you some basic Chinese, Japanese and English :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, Japan

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