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Cléo Cao

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

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

About Me


be a learner AND a worldwide traveller


My Chinese name is Cao Liuying, but you can call me Cleo, it's much easlier to remember.

Moved to Lyon, France in September 2012.
Totally new to Europe and sometimes like a lost animal in the city.

Like watching movies and reading. 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)

Desperately need to meet people from all culture backgroud and know more about the world.

Why I'm on 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~


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)

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!


Wow... a lot interests such as reading books, watching all kinds of movies, Postcrossing and traveling.
I like drinking coffee, but not really goot at tasing it.

As I study culture critisism, I especially like sociology books, romantic films and every creative thing~

Music, Movies & Books


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.

Films by Eric Homer (France), Emir Kusturica (Yugoslavia), An Lee (America), Xie Jin (Chinese)... and many more... I am fanatical to all things releated with movie.

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

always want to try some amazing things, yet so far, I haven't got the chance or the right mood.

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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