Sarah Knaack

Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Chinese, Portuguese
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • writer
  • MA in Cultural Anthropology
  • From Kansas City, Kansas
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Live Life to the Fullest


I'm an easy going and happy person. I love having dinner parties, going to art exhibits, discovering new places in my own city and traveling as much as possible. I'm grateful to be alive and to get to enjoy this life, and try to live in a way that reflects that appreciation.

I love living in big cities. I love the energy and the culture and the creative energy that comes from density and juxtaposition. However, I also try to escape the cities often. I spent a lot of my free time hiking and camping, enjoying the beauty of the earth. There's nothing better than letting your mind be still and just relaxing for a moment.


I like popsicles.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Just trying to make the world a better place, one experience at a time.


I have hosted, been hosted by, and enjoyed the company of many Couchsurfers: I am constantly amazed by the beauty, generosity, and openness of all the people that I have met throught this site.


Culture and globalization. Evolution. Economics and global politics. Indigenous groups and social paradigms. China. Most everything, when it comes down to it.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Immortality (Kundera), Cosmicomics and If On a Winter's Night a Traveler (Calvino), Human Natures (Ehrlich), Cortazar.
Movies: The Red Violin, Fight Club, True Romance, I Heart Huckabees, House of the Spirits.
Music: Chucho Valdez, Bajofondo, Regina Spektor, John Pauls Flying Circus, putting random names into Pandora to see what appears...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sea kayaking in Prince William Sound, when the sun never set. Spending three months in the jungle in Ecuador looking for frogs. Too many others to count, so many amazing things in the world!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, China, United States

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