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Lan Yao

Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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  • 63 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning French, Greek (modern)
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Full-time wanderer party-time beast
  • Anti-educationist
  • No hometown listed
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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 looked back my travel in Africa. I’m arranging my dairy, hoping to publish a book about my thrilling African adventure in a few years.

Just came back from Thessaloniki, Greece. No night, no day, no difference, only the beard, food, alcohol, dance, music, chest hair, sunshine, sea, melodious Greek, endless documentaries in the dark cinema and dozing… Flowers flying, fingers snapping, the 10 days were 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 most.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


One of my friends in Sweden recommended it. I think it's really cool since I've never heard such thing before.(such a Chinese out of date...) Well,still great!


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.
Keep a special map or another special…

These are several things you should do in NYC


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


Music, Movies & 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 different countries.
Walking naked in campus.
"Flying" in streets of Dali, seeing everything in Van Gogh's painting.
Hitchhike and torture children in Africa with allergy bubbles all over my body.
Dressing up like Inca people and dancing whole night till New Year

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some Chinese characteristics, piano, tell you about our culture and custom.
I would eager to know your culture, language, dance, cuisine, instrument...Simply 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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