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Sophie Luo

New York, NY, United States

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  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • eternal learner
  • No education listed
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


loving today, living for tomorrow


I'm upbeat and adventure-loving. I look for the bright side of any situation... except for coffee, which I always take dark.


I'm a fan of these 2 quotes:

"To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance." -John Ruskin

"You don't have to specialize - do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form." -Francis Ford Coppola

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Surfed a bunch, hosted a bit-- hoping to do more of both soon!


I've surfed in Lisbon, London, Budapest, Pecs, Sarajevo, Split, Zagreb, and Jerusalem. I've hosted folks from England, the US, and Brazil. All positive experiences, all good vibes.


Food, photography, music, biking, wine, whiskey, urban design, exploring, dancing, books, technology, architecture, meeting new people, long conversations, crossword puzzles.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: so much! I grew up playing music and it is one of my biggest passions. I love talking to people about it and discovering new bands based on their recommendations. Some favorites: Janelle Monae, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Alt-J, Devotchka, Yeasayer, The Strokes, Lykke Li, TV on the Radio, James Blake, The Weeknd, Xenia Rubinos, Tune-Yards, Amy Winehouse, Outkast, Philip Glass, Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Balkan Beat Box, LCD Soundsystem, St Vincent, Stravinsky, Beirut, Broken Bells, Queen, Talking Heads. I also love jazz, especially Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Django Reinhardt, Anat Cohen, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Charles Mingus.

Movies: I'll watch almost anything, but I most enjoy dark comedies, mind-benders, and documentaries. Some favorite movies: Life of Brian, In Bruges, Do the Right Thing, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Serious Man, Adaptation, Magnolia, The Master, Bill Cunningham New York, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Being John Malkovich, Pan's Labyrinth, Wadjda, Hannah & Her Sisters, Manhattan, Lost in Translation, Dog Day Afternoon, Donnie Darko, Nebraska, Waste Land, Detropia, A Separation, Fight Club, City of God, Almodovar movies, Coffee and Cigarettes, lots more. TV: Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Louie

Books (Authors): Joan Didion, Vladimir Nabokov, David Foster Wallace, Virginia Woolf, EB White, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Truman Capote, EM Forster, Oscar Wilde, JD Salinger, Simone de Beauvoir

Share your own favorites with me!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Exploring ancient ruins by moonlight in Turkey.

Streaking in the Jordanian desert at midnight.

Late-night conversations in Lisbon, Budapest, Chicago, New York, Sarajevo, England, and many other places, over a glass of wine or endless cups of tea.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Norway, Palestine, State of, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Jordan, United Kingdom, United States

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