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Vivienne yu

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), English; learning French
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • travel writer, swingdance teacher,yo...
  • master in fim history,bachelor in TV...
  • From chong qing
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Travel writer, swingdance teacher,yogini and restaurant owner

ABOUT ME

As restaurant owner

After my round-the-world interviews on people's aspirations in 2012,I published the first travel book in the end of 2012, and I just finished writing another two books.

Recently I opened a restaurant with friend in CBD area,Beijing, called XIAO DE 29(晓得29号),it's a small restaurant specialized in making authentic ChongQing spicy noodles.Of course we also provide non-spicy noodles. So this is my official invitation to all the world travelers to come for a taste of authentic Chongqing flavor!

As a couchsurfer, I know the importance of feeling been welcomed, our restaurant would like to offer all the couchsurfers a 20% discount.Please take our restaurant as another home in CHINA.Just send me a message before coming.(The Address is 晓得29号,0411C,No.4 Building, Jian Wai SOHO EAST, opposite the China World Trade Center, get off at exit C of GuoMao station of line 1 or line 10, then it takes about 5mins walk here).

For those who don’t know much about Chongqing.It’s is a major city in Southwest China and one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities and the birth place of hot pot in China. Chongqing cuisine is noted for its distinctive spicy and pungent flavors, as one branch of Sichuan cuisine,Chongqing dishes are spicier and stronger in taste.And Chongqing noodles are one of the most notable dishes of Chongqing cuisine.Here we will take you to travel to my home town with our braised beef noodles, Peas&Pork Sauce noddles,hot and sour potato noodles.etc,and you will also find the famous Mao Xue Want(a local dish with pork parts,squid,spam and assorted vegetables in spicy sauce).

As Freelancer,travel writer.

Top 50 candidate for the “Best Job in the world campaign——island caretaker of the Great Barrier Reef ”

From 2011 to 2012 I planned a round-the-world interview project about people’s aspirations and traveled to over 40 cities in 20 countries in Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. Interviewed people of different social backgrounds , including: Princess of Norway Märtha Louise; Island Broker Farad Vladi; founder of the Right Livelihood Award and the World Future Council Jakob Baron von Uexkuell; Poland Minister of Finance Ludwik Kotecki; Co-founder of Lonely Planet Tony Wheeler; Ballet Dancer and Writer of Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin, Musician Peter Buffett, son of Warren Buffett; Motivational Speaker Nick Vujicic, etc.

Pictures, videos and articles can be founded on http://v.ifeng.com/doers/

Do you BELIEVE IN DREAMS, my friend? And What is your dream? When do you plan to make it come true?You are welcome to come to my restaurant and tell me your story and I will be happy to share my stories with you.

If you understand Chinese, these will hlep you know me better:http://baike.baidu.com/view/1806102.htm

As swing dance teacher and yogini
In Beijing I am also teaching swing dance and I am a serious yogini and have been practised meditation for over two years.So if you are interested in swing dance or meditation, please let me know.I can provide some information for cool events .

About Beijing, I can give you some suggestions.The cultural life is the best thing to experience in Beijing as far as I know.Try those two websites.
http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/index.html
http://www.thebeijinger.com/
you will find almost all the events that are happening in Beijing in those two websites.

PHILOSOPHY

You must have patience with others,because if you don't have patience your sincerity will start doubting itself.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I will participate to create a better world,that would be my mission here.I will help you with your Chinese, help you to understand China,or let's say Beijing and Chongqing better.It's a shame that I have a very busy life while I am in Beijing,but you are welcome to come to my restaurant.Please drop a message and start your request with coucou yu ying, shows that you have really read my profile,cos I don't reply to copy and paste messages.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had so many amazing couchsurfing experience since I started couchsurfing in Jan. 2011.I have met a lot of beautiful people with beautiful minds, and I am so glad that they also enjoyed sharing their couchsurfing stories and aspirations with me.Thank you, you angels!!

Interests

yoga meditation, swing dance,movies,reading,dramas,musicals,traveling,cooking,salsa,swimming,yoga,bachata,what eles..I appreciate everything about the nature and I am interested in life itself.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

participated in the "best job in the world" campaign and was in top 50 from 35000 candidates around the world. I was finally invited to visit the Great Barrier Reef,and the whole experience has changed me a lot.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you swing dance, meditation and Chinese language for sure since I taught Chinese in Paris and I had 12 classes of students aging from 12 to 20.I can also teach you cooking Chinese food,especially Sichuan food. But more importantly I think I could share with you a lot of interesting and inspring stories,and definitly help you to know my country better.My friends think I am an inspring people, I am trying my best to match their descriptions:)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, France

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