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Cléo Cao

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • struggling with my Phd paper
  • From Shanghai
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

be a learner AND a worldwide traveller

ABOUT ME

Growing up in Shanghai, never left it until I was 23. After spending a crazy summer in Bangkok, I finally made my way to France and moved to Lyon three years ago for study. Enjoy the life here in Europe.

Free lancer, cultural critic, film festival goer, PhD candidate, jogger, self-made cook

Used be a postcard collector, and you can see my article about that on CNNGo(http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/none/my-crazy-postcard-collection-550887)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Travelling as much as I can! But definitely the progress would be made step by step. I have been to most of the countries in South-East Asia and I want to explore the south Aisa as well as south America!

Want to be a nice host to people who come to my place and being a couchsurfer is always my favorite option of travel~

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I surfed:
Aug. 2010. Melaca, Malaysia. 1 night in Deng House, which provides a free room for couchsurfers!

Aug. 2010. Kuala Lumpur. 1 night at Po's lovely room, sharing the room with a Spanish girl.

Dec. 2012 Strasbourg, France. 1 night chez Matthias.

Dec. 2012 Berlin, Germany. Hosted by Julia, 3 nights.

Apr. 2014 Rothenburg, Germany. Hosted by Nadine and Markus, 2 nights.

Oct. 2014 Stockholm, Sewden. Hosted by Sam, 3 nights.

I hosted:
1st Aug. 2011. Bangkok. Sabrina Yang (China, 1 night)
18th Aug. 2011. Bangkok. Jaclynn (USA, 1 night)
20th Aug. 2011. Bangkok. Lisa&Nadya (Swizerland, 3 nights)
26th Aug.2011. Bangkok. Isabel (Germany, 3 nights)
28th Aug.2011. Bangkok. Irina&Jason (Kasakhastan, Australia, 2nights)
1st Sep. 2011. Bangkok. Caroline (Germany, 2 nights)

I PARTICIPATE:
Weekly meet of CSers in Shanghai and once in Kuala Lumpur. And in Bangkok, of course! I have met soooooooooooo many amazing freinds in bkk, do keep in touch with me, please~

Now in Lyon, began to attend weekly CS meeting here!

Interests

Movie-going, movie-going, movie-going...
Writing
Marathon
Art stuff

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC:

Use to be a great great fan of Backstreet Boys during my high-school time. Now, mostly obsessed with old-school rock music, popular Chinese songs of 70s (mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan), folk songs of all parts of the world!

I love watching live rock show, especially the show of local band.

MOVIES:
Films by Eric Homer (France), Emir Kusturica (Yugoslavia), An Lee (America), Xie Jin (Chinese)... many more to be listed

BOOKS:
As I study literature, it's hard to pick up my favorite. But I read quite a lot about sociology, political science, novels and news reports.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Eh... if I can finish my thesis next year, that will be the most amazing thing that I will be doing

Teach, Learn, Share

Culture exchange
Picking up new words of a foreign language

What I Can Share With Hosts

I'd like to cook some food for the hosts if they permit.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, China, Germany, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, France, Thailand

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