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YILING

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Amharic, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Itinerant aid worker
  • Too much
  • From Singapore
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To have a life and career that spans the globe

ABOUT ME

I like to eat, and I eat (almost) anything. I kinda talk about food more than your average well-adjusted person. Also, sometimes I talk about rum the way some people talk about wine. I must also have a slight sado-masochistic streak, as evidenced by my predilection for hitch-hiking, overland continental travel, grotty hostels (in countries with no couchsurfers) and attempts to find work in conflict (or post-conflict) zones.

Interests

Travel, unusual modes of transportation, photography, street foods, (late night) shisha, books, music, talking to (interesting) people, farmers' markets, world peace (of course!), international health, card games, rum, long walks on beaches.

Music, Movies & Books

What is the What (Dave Eggers) is the only book that's made me REALLY emotional in recent years.

Warning: I tend to play a song over and over again till I get it out of the system. This may irritate couchsurfers. Recent songs on the repeat list have been: Lovin' It (Little Brother); San Francisco Knights (People Under The Stairs) and Diablo Rojo (Rodrigo y Gabriela).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have: drunk vile home-made sorghum alcohol (araki!) while dancing crazily with Sudanese and Congolese refugees in an Ethiopian refugee camp. I have: hitchhiked from Guatemala to Panama. I have not: ever lost my passport! (Edited 8th May 2011 - OK, I have lost my passport. In Nairobi! Argh!)

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

China, Ethiopia, Singapore, United States, Zambia

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