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Fan YUAN

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 57 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Non-profit & Art
  • Bachelor in Journalism, Master in So...
  • From Hunan Province, China
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make my smile infectious

ABOUT ME

I'm an optimist. I believe everyone was born to be good and everything is going to be fine.

A born adventurer. Love travelling, love doing things that are out of the comfort zone. That's how we embrace the world, isn't it?

FREEDOM is the most important word in my dictionary. The world is so big and beautiful, so why do you get yourself stuck to something that is not important at all (well, if it IS as important as love, please do get yourself stuck :))?

Right now I'm very obsessed with flash mobs and free hugs. For those who are also interested in flash mobs, check out ImprovEverywhere and Flash Mob America. Those who could really use a hug, just hold your sign and I am sure you will be surprised by how kind people could be.

I travel like Rolf Potts ! You are a travel legend in the making, with a sense of adventure that will lead to hundreds of fascinating stories. Locals all over the world will give you special nicknames, and almost all of them will be complimentary. What type of traveler are you? Take BootsnAll's Travel Quiz to find out.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is a gift. Enjoy every minute.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I knew CS from a Chinese documentary. When I first learnt this, I thought, wow, it's designed for me, though I was indeed a little bit nervous when first surfed in Bruxelles. However, as soon as I started, I found no way to stop it. Somehow, and not sure started from when, the CSers I met when travelling were important than sightseeing. Thanks to CS, I really met a lot of amazing people! It makes me feel like that I have home in every place in the world! The whole world is mine!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Host: Anastasia from Moscow, Russia Ben and Bryn from Austin, Texas, United States Gabi and Matt from Chicago, Illinois, United States Andy Yip from Hong Kong Evan Crow from Alaska, United States Shruti Sharma from New Delhi, India Csaba Hefler from Budapest, Hungary Maurits Rozema from Utrecht, Netherlands Robert Siemer from Greifswald, Germany Tom & Laurie from Paris, France Zul from Singapore Makee Cross from Washington D.C., United States Bart Crezee, Utrecht, Netherlands Mainuddin Shuvro from Dhaka, Bangladesh Maxim Tell from Halle, Germany Jovan from Novi Sad, Serbia Miriam & Michael from Germany William Johnson from Cirencestor, England David Wong from Taiwan Tommaso Jakob from Frankfurt, Germany Gustavo Perez from Luanda, Angola

Surfed: Kevin at Brussels, Belgium Alyosha at Bordeaux, France Tristen at Luxemberg, Luxemberg Nandha at Heidelberg, Germany Michael at Munich, Germany Barka and Tom at Prague, Czech Republic Aron at Budapest, Hungary Anne-Laure at Paris, France Martin, Sylwia and Edwin at Vienna, Austria Marc at Barcelona, Spain Franck at Nice, France Sam at Quebec, Canada Heri at Montreal, Canada Yan at Montreal, Canada Paul at Mumbai, India Michael at NYC, United States Ariel at Guatemala City, Guatemala

Interests

Meeting new people and talking to people, that's why I chose journalism as my major. Travelling alone or with one or two best friends. Trying out different ways to travel. Sharing a car. Trains or buses without ticket;) right now want to try hitchhiking. but friends said cute girls like me should watch out @_@ Reading, but not the bookwarm type. Cooking, was a bad cooker, right now in progress;) I'd like to cook for you if I have time and in the mood, no matter I'm hosting or surfing. But you have to be prepared... Tip: you can secretly order a pizza in case that I cook bad or slowly. Music, almost all kinds of music except heavy metal. I cannot understand those noisy stuff. All kinds of animals, except those have too many feet (spiders etc.) and have no feet (snakes). Love babies. Want to have one of my own. Pity I cannot do parthenogenesis.

EVERYTHING I DON'T KNOW!

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Freedome writers. A beautiful mind.

Art: Monet is my king! Impressionism is my love.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

NO PANTS SUBWAY RIDE 2012 in New York City. Thousands of people, including me and my cousin (who just got off her plane from China the day before. Perfect timing, huh?), took off our pants! Oh, what a lovely day~

FREE HUGS in New York. You will be definitely surprised by how warm people could be and how a simple smile or hug could make your day.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Mandarin. Chinese culture. Free hugs.

Learn: Your secret recipes. Your language. Your dancing moves.

Share: Stories.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

China, France, India, United States

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