Young-Joo Lee

Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

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  • freelance teacher, aspiring writer/artist, wwoofer
  • BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Hawaii at ...
  • From Seoul, South Korea
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About Me


trying to lay down roots in my motherland while branching out to the rest of the world <3


I love life. It has its ups and downs, but I'm in love with it nonetheless. I've traveled and lived all over the world, ever since I was born been whisked away to faraway places since my father has an amazing job as a diplomat! So every two or three years I'd end up in a new country with a completely foreign language with completely foreign people... But I've somehow always managed to make the most out of each place I've lived in, made life-long friends of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds etc..walked under beautiful clouds and stars in places I still daydream about during busrides etc.. This constant moving lifestory has naturally made me a nomad at heart


free your mind and all else will follow. laugh at yourself when in doubt.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i have slept in many different sleeping accommodations- tents, floors, couches, futons, cars, vans, etc. I've stayed with friends of friends of friends, crashed at stranger's couches after becoming friends overnight, etc. love couchsurfing!


windy. ocean waves. biking. movement meditation. poetry. writing. doodling. bossa nova. wine. ice-cream. mountains. swapping clothes. wong kar-wai. sunsets. busrides. train trips. emails and letters from friends and family when traveling. herbal teas. massages.

Music, Movies, and Books

'happy together' by wong kar wai.
Antonio Carlos Jobim
'sputnik sweetheart' haruki murakami

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

arriving in maui with $25 with 4 nights to stay, and ending up staying with amazing couchsurfing hosts in HANA, one of the most beautiful places...hiking in bamboo forests, getting showered by the waterfalls, meeting and praying with women in the market (one of whom stuffed a $20 in my pocket), and some of the best hitchhiking experiences ever! so much aloha on that island.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Kenya, Singapore, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bangladesh, Hungary, Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States

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