Valerie Kwan

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • travelling, learning, smiling
  • university, people, life
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Learn Spanish and Chinese!


*****Some tips on what to do :) *****
Free things
Wikitravel Article on Berlin
Cheap anarchist/lefty stuff (in German)

I'm a generally quiet but smiley person, known to laugh and sigh very loudly to relieve stress ;)

Into discovering small artsy "alternative" bars, cute cafés and teashops, going for walks, spending time by the water, having picnics, cooking, sharing music and conversation. Enjoy architecture and views, meeting new people and hearing their life stories.

visited 21 states (9.33%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Worldsizer


It's the actions that count (rather than thoughts etc.)

Try to be honest and direct with oneself and others.

Everything is connected.

smiles make the world a better place! :) ^^ :D

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surf, host, otherwise spend time with couchsurfers.


Couchsurfing with really nice hosts in Europe, Canada, the US, activities with CS groups, hosting in Toulouse and Berlin.


talking, having serious discussions about new ideas, controversial ideas, out-there ideas, languages, reading (mostly fiction and in other languages). thinking, cycling, walking, yoga.
theatre, films, concerts.
table tennis, badminton, board games, cooking (vegetarian), baking (gluten-free), flute-playing.
trying to do something for others.

Music, Movies, and Books

cinéma québécois, random dramas and other films

rock, electro, French music, jazz, classical, folk-y music, pretty much all live music.

Brave New World (Huxley), La Peste (Camus), Les Faux-Monnayeurs (Gide), Sophie's World (Gaarder), Ecotopia (Callenbach), Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro), Hesse

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walking right up close to a huge mountain (Mt. Edith Cavell in the Canadian Rockies) with glaciers, big chunks of ice, feeling the icy air blow towards me and hearing ice falling from way up high

Four weeks of solo travel, but meeting a ton of really nice people through couchsurfing and otherwise. Very special experience in mystical Sintra (Portugal), Cabo da Roca and Portugal in general...

Starting a new life in Europe :D :D !

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach some English, German and French. I can share flute playing and cooking/baking :)
I'd like to learn Spanish and how to relax deeply, learning about some local history is cool too

What I Can Share with Hosts

cooking, baking, flute music, English, German, French, stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Germany

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