Lan Yao

Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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  • Full-time wanderer party-time beast
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About Me



Theatre actress, volunteer and journalist in college, sweet art fan in Europe, brave traveler in Africa, violent English teacher and right fighter in Ethiopia, super dancer in South America, movie lover in Greece, the most stupid graduate in the best university , the most crazy, rudest and coolest Chinese, an absolute experiencist, here I am!

I taught children English for FSCE NGO in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was not gentle but very 'responsible' to give my students all I know (meaning abusive Chinese style hahaha) . '€œNo, you will never ever hitchhike in Africa!'€ Actually, I DID in Ethiopia though got punched by a driver. Even accidents seem so wonderful when I look back.

Athens and Thessaloniki: No night, no day, no difference, only the beard, food, alcohol, dance, music, chest hair, sunshine, sea, beach, towns, melodious Greek, office battles, endless documentaries in the dark cinema and dozing… Flowers flying, fingers snapping, so condensed so mixed so strong so powerful, yet so tranquil, flowing like a poem.

My interests can stretch to moon and my roles can be various as water. I'm always eager to explore all the wonders in my life and never hesitate to probe every field. I keep giving my love to all the people and my own life. I live like there is no tomorrow, like I will die in one second.


--See the world with kids' eyes; Think about it like adults; love it with elders' sorrow.
--When I say "crazy" and "f***", I DO LOVE you THE most.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I once lived with a crazy Italian artist who is like my mentor, somehow pointing to another direction for me when I didn't know what to do with my life.

Too many memories and stories, which crazy one do you wanna know, or wanna get high together?


travelling, photography, watching and criticizing films, shooting my own short films, playing and watching theatres, writing, walking, eating, thinking, laughing, being horny, chocolate&ice cream&sea food......(if people don't have to sleep,it's perfect!)

Music, Movies, and Books

Marguerite Duras, Milan Kundera, Kyogoku Natsuhiko, Emily Brontë, Alexandre Dumas, Yasunari Kawabata, Natsume Soseki,
Fellini, Theo Angelopoulos, Ingmar Bergman, Truffaut, Robert Benigni, Tim Burton,Peppuccio Tornatore , Shunji Iwai, Akira Kurosawa, Wong Kar-Wai, Stephen Chow, Leslie Cheung, Jia Zhangke, Johnny Depp, Edward Norton

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

----I eat everything, OFFICIALLY, which has been proved by many people from all different countries.
----Walking naked on campus and being topless in Santorini
---- "Flying" in streets of Dali, seeing everything like Van Gogh's painting, you know what I mean if you have ever been around.
----Hitchhiked and tortured children in Ethiopia with allergy bubbles all over my body.
----Dressing up like Inca people and dancing whole night till New Year. Machupichu of course, maybe more Pachamama.
----Paraglided and swam in February, in Turkey, every border that marks a historical sensation.
----Simply by living in NYC for 2 years!!! I do not mean studying, staying, traveling or making a living, BUT TRULY "LIVE" -- “The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” Though I'm out now....

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some Chinese characteristics, piano, tell you about our culture and custom, or simply getting crazy and becoming yourself!
I would eager to know your culture, language, dance, cuisine, instrument...Simply everything!!!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Depends on different hosts :P, maybe everything...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Ethiopia, Sweden, United States

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