From: Australia

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    08/10/2017 - 03/01/2018

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends


  • Description

    Hi I’m Marsha! A super energetic, easy-going, brave and open-minded human being.

    Been on the road for 20 months and just celebrated my 20th birthday in Iraq!

    I have been backpacking alone since I left home at 18 years old. In this period, I have worked and traveled in Australia for 9 months, explored South East Asia for 7 months, volunteered in construction in Nepal for 2 months. Then I spent 3 months hitchhiking around Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Now, I'm in Greece, the 19th country I have visited! I am really crazy about traveling. I never get tired of it. I could just keep going and going forever as long as my budget allows. I have always had too much energy and I have found a great way to spend it. I love meeting new people, enjoying nature and learning new cultures.

    My up bringing in Hong Kong made me a responsible, diligent and hard working person. I understand that life isn't easy and joy only comes after hard work. I always try my best in everything. I'm eager to learn and I always put a lot of effort and care into what I do.

    It really matters to me that I take my time slowly to enjoy each place, and to go off the beaten paths. I really really really love the ocean. I love the dazed island life. I’m addicted to the calmness of the blue hues. I especially love scuba diving. I have dived in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines

    I'm looking for opportunities that doesn't involve more than 4/5 hours of work per day, and could provide a good internet connection. It's because I'm doing online courses and also starting a blog.

    My Couchsurfing profile :
    Instagram: @GirlGoneToLive ( )
    Blog: (work in progress)

    Things I'm proud of:

    I have a good judgement of right and wrong, which I realized is really a gift that I really appreciate.
    Learnt the harsh and unthinkable realities of life under war
    hitchhiking everywhere I go
    Road-tripped the Kimberleys of Australia. (The wildest place on earth)
    sailed across the sea from Lombok to Flores
    Volunteered in Nepal for 2 months, building a school in a village.
    House building in Cambodia
    Visited and brought supplies to a school in Cambodia
    Volunteered to teach English at a school in ZhaoQing China
    Visited and brought supplies to an orphanage in India
    Worked in the organizing commitee of the 24 Hour Race in 2014 (A student led charity race that involved 3 cities in 3 countries! My job was in Finance and Sponsorships)
    Becoming a Community Service Prefect at school, I was responsible for fundraising at least 1250USD a month
    Started the Y.E.S. club at school
    Won the Google Startup Weekend Hong Kong in 2014
    earnt the Silver Award of Hong Kong's Award for Young People in 2014

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️ CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️

    - SSI open water scuba diving certificate.
    - First Aid certified
    - the Silver Award of the Hong Kong Award for Young People in 2014 (
    - 2014's Google Startup Weekend Hong Kong (I was the leader of 1 of the 3 winning teams)

    *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️ SKILLS *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️

    - Music: Alto Saxophone, Piano, Chinese Zither, Recorder, Harmonica

    - Photography: Landscape, travel, night, underwater (I own a waterproof housing. My camera is the Canon G7X. It's not a DSLR)

    - Computer: Photoshop, Video Editing (Adobe Premier Pro), InDesign (Graphic design), Illustrator (design), Google Drive, Microsoft, Adobe. (My high school taught with laptops, without textbooks)

    - Cooking : My cooking is standard. I can cook western, Chinese, Cantonese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian and Japanese food

    *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️ WORK EXPERIENCE *️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️*️️️️️

    Waitress at a reputed Japanese restaurant in Darwin, Australia for 4 months (I was trained there to maintain an extremely high standard of service. )

    Event registration at the Entrepreneurs Club Hong Kong for 14 months

    Finance and Sponsorship committee at Running to Stop the Traffik in 2014 (an international, youth-led movement. I created and sold Sponsorship packages to companies.)

    Research assistant at LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (for 2 weeks as work experience)

    Prefect at high school (I was one of the three responsible for organising monthly fundraising events.)

    Founder of the YES club at high school

  • Languages spoken

    English (native), Cantonese (native), Mandarin (native). Learning German

  • Age


  • Nationality

    Australian, British, Hong Kong

  • What else ...

    I love Jazz, pizza and sushi.
    I really love photography. Since my web portfolio is not set up yet, I can send you some of my work by request.
    I wear glasses (short sighted)

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      All antibiotics related to Penicillin. Eating insects.

    • Special dietary requirements


My Photo Album

Holi 2017 in Nepal!
I LOVE HITCHHIKING (This was at Iran)
NOT at a human zoo. This was at a real village in Loikaw, Burma.
Scuba diving at Tulumben, Indonesia
I love riding motorbikes (Roadtrip in far North of Vietnam)
Meditating on clouds
I love star photography! No editing! Canon G7X: 15" F1.8 ISO800
Volunteering with All Hands for 2 months building a school in a remote village in Nepal