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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, working as a freelance travel writer and blogger.
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 for a month and officially start working in Hong Kong.
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.
Music, photography, languages, cultures, meeting new friends, writing, reading
- gender studies
Music, Movies, and Books
Of monsters and men
The Head and the Heart
King of Inconvenience
Iron & Wine
Indie, folk, soft pop
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share with you my film photography
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 prople 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