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thythia Roderico Atienza

About me

I moved to Hong Kong from Seoul in mid-April 2017. If the site is down, e-mail me directly (don't forget your HC/CS/BW nickname) at thythia@gmail.com. INTRODUCTION: **Life is too short to worry or make enemies. One can never have enough friends. Strangers are friends I have yet to meet. Learning languages means living different lives!**

Spoken languages

  • English Mother Tongue
  • Tagalog Mother Tongue
  • French Fluent
  • Spanish Fluent
  • Japanese Fluent
  • Russian Intermediate
  • Chinese (Simplified) Intermediate
  • Italian Beginner
  • Korean Beginner

My interests

Organisations I belong to:

Hospitality Club, CouchSurfers, Passage Zebra, Moscow Oratorio Society, Okazaki Kaheita International Foundation, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (130th Squadron), Knights of Rizal, Mita-Kai of Keio University, Moscow Association of Military Attaches

Travel experiences

Past trips:

Russia: Irkutsk, Olkhon Island, Arshan, Slyudyanka, Port Baikal, Listvyanka, Taltsy – Sept 2006; Russia: Anapa – Oct 2006; Azerbaijan: Baku, Ateşgah Fire Temple, Ämirjan (Suraxani), Yanar Dağ, Beşbarmaq Dağ, Lahic, İsmayıllı, Qaramäryam, Göyçay, Şəki, Zaqatala; Georgia: Lagodekhi, Kvareli (Kindzmarauli Wine Caves, Nekresi Monastery), Gremi, Telavi (Alaverdi Cathedral, Shuamta, Ikalto Monastery), Tsinandali, Sighnaghi (Bodbe Monastery), Gurjaani, Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Kazbegi; Armenia: Yerevan, Echmiadzin, Garni, Geghard, Alaverdi, Akhtala, Haghpat, Sanahin, Vanadzor, Yeghegnadzor, Selim Karavanserai, Khor Virap – Nov-Dec 2006; Russia: Ufa, Beloretsk, Lake Bannoye – Dec 2006; Belarus: Polotsk, Vitebsk, Minsk; Poland: Poznań, Toruń, Warsaw, Wrocław; Slovakia: Bratislava; Czech Republic: Prague; and Germany: Dresden, Leipzig, Halle, Berlin; – Dec 2006-Jan 2007; Philippines: Manila, Cebu, Bohol; Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya; Indonesia: Bali, Jakarta; and Qatar: Doha - Mar 2007; Philippines: Manila; Thailand: Bangkok - May 2007; Russia: Khabarovsk, Birobidzhan and Vladivostok - Jun 2007; United Arab Emirates: Sharjah and Dubai; India: Cochin, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur; Philippines: Manila - Aug 2007; Israel: Modi'in, Jerusalem, Jaffa/Yafo, Tel Aviv, Dead Sea (Kalia/Qaiya Beach), Qumran, Beit She'an, Sea of Galilee/Lake Kinneret/Buhairet Tabariyya (Tiberias, Tabghe, Capernaum/Kefar Nahum), Golan Heights (Katzrin/Qatzrin, Moshav Kidmat Tsvi), Kibbutz Yiro'n, Nazareth/Náẓərat/an-Nāṣira; West Bank: Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Jericho/Arīḥā, Ramallah, al-Bireh; Armenia: Yerevan, Lake Sevan; Russia : Nizhny Novgorod, Gorodets; Belarus: Minsk; Ukraine: Kyiv - Nov 2007; Russia: Lukhovitsy; Austria: Vienna, Graz; Slovenia: Ljubljana, Škocjan Caves, Divača, Izola, Portorož, Piran; Croatia: Zagreb, Osijek - Dec 2007; Hungary: Gyékényes, Pécs, Budapest; Serbia: Novi Sad, Belgrade; Slovakia: Bratislava - Jan 2008; Russia: Murmansk, Kirovsk - Feb 2008; St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod - Mar 2008; New Jerusalem Monastery; Vladimir; Germany: München - Apr 2008; Dachau, Augsburg, Stuttgart, Metzingen, Tübingen, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Bad Dürkheim, Neustadt an der Weinstraße; France: Colmar, Eguisheim, Turckheim, Riquewihr, Strasbourg, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Koenigsberg, St-Hippolyte, Barr, Obernai; Russia : Veliky Novgorod, St Petersburg - May 2008; Lithuania: Vilnius, Trakai, Klaipeda, Neringa (Juodkrante, Nida); Latvia: Riga - Jun 2008; Russia: Vyborg, St Petersburg (Kronshtadt, Oranienbaum), Novosibirsk, Srostki, Elikmanar (Sugoynoe, Kedrovaya Polyana, Zamki Gornykh Dukhov, Ak-Kainsky Pass & Ak-Kainskoe Lake, Ayryk District, Karakokshin Caves, Muekhta River/Falls, Bagatash Pass, Karakolskie Lakes - Jul 2008; Russia: Novoaltaisk, Barnaul; Norway: Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, Voss, Nærøy Fjord, Gutvanger, Stryn, Briksdal Glacier, Geiranger Fjord, Valldal, Trollstiger Road, Åndalsnes, Romsdal Valley, Dombås, Trondheim, Tromsø (Kvaløya, Håkøya); Svalbard Archipelago: Longyearbyen, Esmark Glacier, Barentsburg, Hiorthamn, Pyramiden, Nordenskiöld Glacier, Longyear Glacier; Sweden: Stockholm; Finland: Helsinki - Aug 2008; Russia: St Petersburg, Vladimir - Sep 2008; Netherlands: Amsterdam, Haarlem, Egmond-aan-Zee, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Utrecht, Kinderdijk, Den Haag Belgium: Antwerp - Nov 2008. Syria: Damascus, Hama, Apamea, Sarouj, Qasr ibn Wardan, Serjilla, Bara, St Simeon, Ain Dara, Aleppo, Qalaat Jaber, Euphrates River, Homs, Krak des Chevaliers, Palmyra, Seidnaya, Maalula, Mar Mousa - Dec 2008; Lebanon: Beirut, Baalbek, Hermel Pyramid, Mar Maroun, Anjaar, Tanail/Chtoura, Zahle, Tripoli (Trablous), Ehden, Bcharre, Qadisha Valley, The Cedars, Byblos (Jbail), Jeita Grotto, Beit ed-Dine, Deir el-Qamar, Sidon (Saida), Tyre (Sour); Belarus: Minsk - Jan 2009; Russia: St Petersburg; Germany: Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald; Austria: Salzburg - Feb 2009; Italy: Rome, Palermo, Mondello, Cefalù, Gibilmanna, Enna, Catania, Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Agrigente, Selinunte, Segesta, Tràpani, Erice, Monreale; Russia: Yaroslavl - Apr 2009; Russia: Krasnodar, Pyatigorsk, Mineralnye Vody, Maykop; St Petersburg - May 2009; Russia: St Petersburg; Makhachkala, Derbent, Pyatigorsk, Ust-Dzheguta, Ordzhonikidzevsky, Dombai; Astrakhan - Jun 2009; Russia: St Petersburg - Jul 2009; Russia: Pskov, Pechory, Stary Izborsk, Pushkinskie Gory, Mikhailovskoe; China: Beijing, Jinshanling, Simatai; North Korea: Pyongyang, Mt Taedong, Kaesong, Panmunjom - Aug 2009; Russia: St Petersburg - Sep 2009; Russia: St Petersburg; Denmark: Copenhagen; United Kingdom: London - Oct 2009; Russia: St Petersburg; Romania: Bucharest, Sinaia, Braşov, Viscri, Saschiz, Sighişoara, Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Timişoara; Serbia: Belgrade; Bosnia-Hercegovina: Sarajevo, Mostar, Neum; Croatia: Dubrovnik - Nov 2009; Montenegro: Budva, Cetinje, Rijeka Crnojevića, Njeguši, Kotor, Ulcinj; Albania: Shkodër, Tirana, Berat, Krujë; Kosovo: Prizren, Prishtina, Visoki Dečani Monastery, Pejë; Macedonia: Skopje, Ohrid; Bulgaria: Sofia, Stobski Pyramids, Rila Monastery, Koprivshtitsa, Karlovo, Plovdiv (Assen's Fortress), Bachkovo Monastery, Brestovitsa (Todoroff Winery) - Dec 2009; Philippines: San Pablo, Angeles - Jan 2010; Albay, Daraga, Sorsogon, Donsol - Feb 2010; Coron - Mar 2010; Malolos, Tagaytay - Apr 2010; Lucban; Bacolod, Dumaguete - May 2010; Malapascua Island, Bantayan Island, Camotes Islands (Pacijan, Poro Islands), Danao, Cebu City - June 2010; Banaue, Batad, Sagada, Baguio; Tagaytay, Batangas; El Nido (Miniloc, Lagen) - Aug 2010; China: Beijing; Hong Kong: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon - Sep 2010; Japan: Kobe, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Ainokura, Takayama, Magome, Tsumago, Matsumoto; China: Tengzhou, Tai'erzhuang - Oct 2010.

Planned trips:

Accommodation

wheelchairmaybe
Max number of guests:
5
Maximum length of stay:

Negotiable

I Live With:

Alone

Please bring:

Wine or cheese, files of music or films I can copy off you

I can offer my guests:
A dinner.

Brilliant conversation, a safe place and a bed to lay their head on

Other information for guests:

I am living in a one-bedroom apartment in Wan Chai, not far from Admiralty. I can host 1-2 people.

House Rules:
No smoking, No drugs.

Wash own dishes, no other guests I don't know or have agreed to explicitly, make one's own bed, help out in groceries for stays of more than four days, laundry and toiletries for stays of more than one week.

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