Katherine Lei

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish; learning Finnish, French, Greek (modern), Portuguese
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • full time dreamer
  • environment and resource management / Geography
  • From China, Finland, Canada
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About Me


to spread happiness, compassion and love!


spontaneous, curious, fun, laid back, intense, friendly,secretly shy, but I disguise it by being really outgoing. I love experiencing different things, exploring different countries, and learning about their cultures, meeting different people and getting to know them. I tend to listen to my heart more than my head, which has given me a very interesting, some say crazy life.

I enjoy trying new things, so if you invite me to do something spontaneous and crazy, I'd be very very happy.

I grew up between cultures, which gave me a unique identity as world citizen. I just started my dream job where i get to travel around and talk to people!


living in a place is like reading a book, it can be interesting and fun; but travelling is like standing in the middle of a library, all these awsome books are just waiting for you to flip them open!

when the power of love overcomes the love for power, the world will know peace.

Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.

Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly

el pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I really believe in the power of word of mouth. Spreading awareness, spreading compassion, spreading love. couchsurfing connects such an amazing community and i'm really proud to be a part of it. I contribute by hosting every traveller whole heartedly and surfing with an open mind and consideration


amaaaazing! after my first surf experience, my world was never the same again.


sustainable development, renewable energy, capoeira, latin america, politics, instruments, salsa dancing, traveling, reading a book in a sunny afternoon (best if i'm also lying on the beach), squash, conan b'brian, stand-up comedy, random encounters, people watching, cooking, fixing stuff, trying new things, learning languages, organizing parties!!

Music, Movies, and Books

documentaries, blood diamond, Babel, amores perros, Almodovar's films, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, i heart huckabees, chocolat, any kind of music, bossa nova, reggae, salsa, bachata, jazz, blues, electronic, classical, random ones like Finnish tango, Spanish reggae, Chinese rap hah!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i was a part of a social justice program in mexico, that really changed my life. When lived along side with so many suffering people, their reality, and a future they don't know if exists, my world suddenly was turned up-side-down. I then traveled throughout the country, visited some of the most beautiful places i've ever seen, learned spanish with scraps of paper and a pen i carry eveyrwhere, talked to locals, couchsurfed, and visited the zapatista communities where the indigeneous people are being watched by the military and patrolled. the machine guns i encountered during this trip was more than i've ever seen on pictures. I never imagined fearing the police because they might make you "disappear". i knew i was poking at something huge, something very powerful, and i did it with no regrets. I was scared at times, but that only turned into courage and the determination to change the system. it's a big dream..

Teach, Learn, Share

the world is like a soccer game, 2 teams playing against each other, one team being the corporation, neoliberalism, corruption and the elites of the society and the other team consists of the ordinary people, the oppressed, the poor, the suffering, the ones fighting for their rights and freedom, the ones who just want a better life for their family. during this game, most of the people are spectators, watching the game. we need to get the people to step out of the stands and join the game!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, Finland, Switzerland

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