Joanna Lin

New York, NY, United States

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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Public Relations
  • Graduated from New York University in 2010 BA Economics
  • From New York, NY, USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Just trying to find a place I can call my second home


I'm a fun, open-minded person who loves to explore the world and go on crazy adventures. The sky is not the limit; it is only a view...


We create our own heaven; we create our own hell.. it's as simple as that.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love to show people my side of New York City, the non-touristy side. If you like cocktail bars and never sleeping, we will have a great time.


My first time couchsurfing was in Munich, Germany in Sept 2012 and I really enjoyed my experience. My host was so kind and answered all of our questions about German culture and traditions. I highly recommend couchsurfing for the invaluable cultural exchange.

I went backpacking across Europe for 2 months in 2014 and couchsurfed most of my way across. I met the most amazing people and friends I know I will keep in touch with for a lifetime.


I love walking tours, museums, nightlife, cocktails, beer, street fairs, urban art, carnivals, live music, concerts, exploring... whatever the city brings us

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Slumdog Millionaire, Forrest Gump, Despicable Me, Gone in 60 Seconds, Seven Pounds, American Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Saving Private Ryan, Titanic, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Independence Day, all the Disney classics

Music: Anything from hip hop to trap alternative rock to electrohouse to trance. I grew up in Brooklyn so hip hop is in my roots but I do like Deftones, System of a Down, U2, RHCP, Jack Johnson, Radiohead, Eminem, Jay-Z, W&W, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, W&W, Dillon Francis... even classical like Debussy. The list never ends. Music is life :)

Books: David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, just finished Life of Pi and am dreaming about India!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I went on vacation to Egypt during the Tahrir Square protests. It was an eye-opening experience, and I fully respect the people's passion for political change for the better of their country.
I also went to Hainan Island when I was a teen and sat on a live tiger O_O scary...

I quit my job and backpacked solo across Europe and then went to Western Africa (Morocco & Ghana) in 2014. 20 cities, 9 countries, within 8 weeks. The best thing I've ever done for myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Chinese (speaking) and a lot about NYC history since I lived here my entire life. I know all the greatest cocktail bars in the city.. even the hidden ones ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City State, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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