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Thuy Giang

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

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  • 33 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Vietnamese
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Self funded traveller
  • Life.
  • From Sydney, Australia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


To get comfortable with the uncomfortable.


Travelling always reminds me of all the things I want to do in the world. It inspires me, pushes me to try new things, to face new fears, to meet new people and to have new experiences... So this thing called travel is calling me again, and I'm listening to her call.

After having worked in the community sector for the last couple of years, I decided to quit my job and am seeking out some new experiences, new places to call home, new insights into life and generally an openness to experiencing all that comes my way. My first stop is New Zealand, where I hope to spend the next 6 months or so, learning how to snowboard, doing some volunteer work and then seeing where it takes me.


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Taking CSers out to eat, drink and explore the city I'm in, and hosting when house arrangements allow it.


My couchsurfing experience has been a journey in new friendships, new ideas, new thoughts, new experiences and a new life.


I LIKE people watching, the wind, food, learning to cook, music, arthouse films, reading, hiking, talking, listening, meaningful friendships, walking, flowers, trees, colour, black and white, documentaries, writing To-Do lists, letters, op shopping, markets, adventures, eyes, kissing, smiles, eating dessert, scarves, camping, helping people, wandering, tea, teapots, bushwalking, history, culture, philosophy, painting, the taste of water, birds chirping, the beach at night, watching clothes dry, feet, ginger beer, randomness, crazy dancing, talking gibberish.

and I LOVE hugging, breathing deeply, photography, cheesecake, traveling, yoga, eating, nature, smiling, learning, new experiences.

Music, Movies & Books

Music to my ears:
Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, The Cure, The Cranberries, The Kills, The xx, Sigor Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Imagine Dragons, Ayo, Bon Iver, Sarah Blasko, Amy Winehouse, Sia, The Middle East, Of Monsters and Men, Jose Gonzalez, Manu Chao, Ray Charles, BB King, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie...

Enjoyed reading:
Middlesex, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Disgrace, Notes on a Scandal, The Catcher in the Rye, Led by Destiny- Hitchhiking around the World , Freakonimics, The Sorrow of War, Catfish & Mandala a Vietnamese Odyssey, Spring Snow, Intuition: Knowling Beyond Logic, Dice Man

Movies I like:
Juno, The Wizard of Oz, It's a Wonderful Life, Forest Gump, Garden State, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight, Dogville, Dreams, Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Samson & Delilah, Wall-E, Closer, Inception, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Gandhi, Momento, Taken, The Science of Sleep, Amelie

Documentaries I like:
Earthlings, Home, Dear Zachery, Capturing the Friedmans, Born into Brothels, Catfish, Sound and Fury and stuff on ABC & SBS

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Every hiking adventure is different, however when I get to the top of every adventure, I am always awe struck and amazed by the beauty that is around me. Every adventure is always new, fresh and amazing to me.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my eyes into the world with you.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, New Zealand

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