Alice Zhao

Kowloon West, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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  • From Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
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About Me

1. I accept guests only before August, 2015
2. I could only accept female guests.


To have a kitchen


An outdoor enthusiast, I am a quite simple-minded person easily content with what is in front of me, and behind me. I am very friendly if not extremely outgoing:)

I like nature and I spend most of my spare time hiking, running, and walking randomly.

When I stay indoor,I might be practicing calligraphy, writing, or reading, or maybe cooking.


Look around you. No, really. Look around. Look at the room you are in. Look at the paint on the walls, the lights above you.Are you in a chair? Are you holding a book? Are you outside? Are there buildings nearby? What road did you travel to get to where you are?

You are wearing clothes. You have a watch. You have a wallet. You have some money. You have keys---keys to a room, to a house. You have a telephone. You have eaten today, you must eat later. You are in a country. It has a government. you are studying. You are in a school. You have a job. You have dreams.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surf without limit. Host as long as I could: Xi'an, Hong Kong or ?
And Have drinks and talks with people
visiting Xi'an.

Contributing to the CS blog/Magazine


Surfed:Jarno Heikkinen in Shanghai September, 2009Tom Hancock in Beijing Late November-Early December, 2009Joice Huang in Beijing January, 2010 Fred Sharp in Beijing February, 2010 Alice Tiantian Yang in Shanghai May, 2010Vitor in Macau March, 2012 Fabrizio Tatti in Zhuhai, Guangdong March, 2012 John Cooper and Jonathan Spangler
in Taipei, Taiwan April, 2012Laura Lin in Taichung, Taiwan April, 2012Jeff Lee in Kaohsiung, Taiwan April, 2012Lachesis Cheng in Taoyuan, Taiwan April, 2012Kelvin Wang in Guangzhou, Guangdong Sept-Oct, Nov., 2012Ou Yibao in Shenzhen, Guangdong November, 2012XX Wei in Sanya, Hainan February, 2013Alan Tam in Haikou, Hainan February, 2013Rheden Dhiba in BSD, Indonesia March, 2013Ragil Huda in Yogyakarta, Indonesia March, 2013
David in Kunming, 2013

Hosted:Ren Junyu in Xian she is a regular guest to my home and I hersMa Jing in Xi'an July, 2010 Agnieszka Ostrowska in Hong Kong November, 2012 Jeff Zhao in Hong Kong December, 2012 Lai Ka Ming in Xi'an December, 2012Kenneth Li in Xi'an December, 2012
Jina in Hong Kong, April, 2013
Dmitry Lapshin in Hong Kong, September, 2013

&met bunch of adventurous souls I wish to, and actually did, keep in touch with Couchsurfers I met/helped me out!



chocolates, fruits, cookies, walnut, peanut, sunflower seed, almond.
ice beers, ginger with brown sugar, spicy and sweet food

cuisines, cooking, libraries, fiction and non-fiction, coffee shops, tea, dessert shops, languages, newspapers and magazines, photography, debates, painting, sketching
climate change, plants, trees, hiking, boat trips
South Park, movies with a happy ending, comfortable shoes,

narrow crowded streets in Hong Kong and the cheap market hiding behind.

Sketching, calligraphy, poetry especially Chinese classics

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't really have a good taste for music. Electronic, listen to more and more Jazz because people around me seem all so into this .One of the greatest things about CS is that it helps me discover the things that I have long ignored in my own city. I admire the underground culture especially a group of indie music bands in Xi'an.
documentary, romance, independent movie, not that into science fiction or horrors or vampires But……
I like non-fictions. As for now, Susan Orlean is my favorite.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i was once given a lift when i was walking so hopelessly under the burning sun by a migrant worker and again when i was walking soaked all over in the rain by a kind man with a motorcycle.(yes sometimes i have to go to places where buses or texies seldom reach)

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach Chinese, basic paper-cutting

learn Cantonese, calligraphy of clerical script, running script!!!

in desperate need to make my Spanishto Intermediate level.

would like to share some cooking experience:)

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Czech Republic, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

Countries I’ve Lived In


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