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Start my internship in Dubai for a year soon!
Hi, I'm Liyou, or you can call me Crystal.
I grew up in the northeast of China and had my university education in Beijing for almost 5 years. I study a kind of "boring" major - finance, but I've tried many interesting things, couch surfing is definitely one of them!
Talking to people from different culture and backgrounds always amazed me, that how different people can be and still, how much similar emotions and experiences we shared in common.
That's why I always tried to expose myself in a more different environment than the one I'm used to. I've been to Cameroon to volunteer for two months in 2011, I started my couch surfing experience in 2012 when I went to Hong Kong and Taiwan for education and cultural projects. Now I'm exchange studying in Paris for a semester, and going to Dubai in August this year to work there for a year.
make more friends, but not pointless friends;
making progress, but keep my own pace at the same time;
get to know different culture and minds, but express myself bravely in the meanwhile.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Travel by couchsurfing, live life on the road!
2012 summer, HK, Taiwan
2011 summer, Guangzhou, China
Music, Movies, and Books
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho;
French Chansons; Katy Perry; Cheer Chen;
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight;
Star wars; About time; Education;
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Become a TEDx speaker! Gave a talk about couchsurfing stories in November 2013, "Embraced by the world". http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/9774
Countries I’ve Visited
Cameroon, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Taiwan
Countries I’ve Lived In