Sophie Jay

Victoria, Australia

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  • BA in philosophy and international relations. PhD in pack...
  • From Melbourne, Australia
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About Me


Acting on every impulse


I endeavor at all times to encourage people to be free! Be wild.
Be you.
Watch the world reward you for taking the risk.

I embrace a minimalist, experience rich lifestyle.
I eat greens.
I seek connection.


I'm not interested in traveling, I'm interested in LIVING.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I do not have sex with hosts/surfers!!!

I'm old school, from the days where couchsurfing was not bedsurfing....

(This addition seemed necessary when surfing NYC..hopefully elsewhere it goes without saying?)


I love everyone who has allowed me the privilege of sharing their space and learning their story.

I have met the best kinds of people through this stupid site, through this simple concept...of opening yourself up to connecting with strangers from strange lands.


I have learned that my life is not lived by the things in it, by that which I am working on, by that which I plan to do, by that which I have done...It's lived through connections. It's lived through people.

Music, Movies, and Books

Into the Wild solidified a few inklings in my mind.

Daniel Champagne the genius guitarist is the reason I miss home.

Sitting in a dark pan yard under an avocado tree listening to Boogsie Sharpe's steel pan orchestra in better place to spend your nights.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Drifting along in the crackling silence on the great barrier reef, a shadow looming in the blue distance..a sea turtle strokes my way. Such iridescent stripes! Such a beautiful, slow, silent wonder.

Sheltering from a monsoonal downpour under the eaves of a church on the Upper West Side late one summer night, a beautiful man, refusing to leave me umbrella-less..making his way home saturated so that I could get home warm and dry. The best kind of people, they don't ask for anything from you, they only give.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

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