Claire Yao

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China

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  • Bachelor degree in Accounting and Management
  • From Wuhu, Anhui
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About Me


Open my eyes and see the world outside.


You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

Working holiday in New Zealand from 2012 to 2013, SWEET AS experience. Hostel receptionist chick back in Queenstown, living in an old-school caravan on the backyard and having fun with friends from all over the world, simply the best time of my life.

Now working as a financial auditor if u know what that means ;)


The only news is that there’s no news at all.


Reading, languages, cultures

Yoga & Meditation



Music, Movies, and Books

Ang Lee, Woody Allen, Wong Kar-wai, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino...

Music: Techno, Deep house, Britpop and all

Books: 红楼梦,The Little Prince,
Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Scott Fitzgerald, Whitman...

TV Series: Man Vs Wild, Black Mirror, Skins, Game of Thrones...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Queenstown-style oh yeah!

Bungy Jump, Canyon Swing, Heli-hiking on glacier, Paragliding... basically everyday in nz was amazing.

Sunrise on the top of Yellow Mountain is unforgettable, while having a cup of green tea at dusk watching mist settling from the mountains in Hongcun could be pure magic.

Overnight camping on the wild part of The Great Wall, was quite an adventure.

Teach, Learn, Share

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Of course I didn't say the words above, a wise man called Cesare Pavese did. He is brilliant.

Countries I’ve Visited

New Zealand, Singapore

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, New Zealand

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