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  • 12 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Persian (Farsi); learning Finnish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • University of Oulu
  • Tourism doctoral researcher
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

At the moment I do my doctoral research on tourism development in Global South. I am also working on a scientific project about Couchsurfing in which I try to explain the motivations of hosting, travel-like benefits of hosting, discrimination in choosing guests, and transformation. I love traveling and experiencing various cultures.

Since we had two bike travels, most of our references as guests are on warm showers.

You can find me on Instagram on @adelnikjoo

The link below shows my scientific papers on tourism:

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I believe that money destroys the quality of interhuman relationships. I dislike hotels and theatrical touristic attractions. Couchsurfing gives me the opportunity to understand the reality of different places and face alternative realities.


Climbing, hiking, and cycling!
I love to discuss and learn about different cultures, histories, societies, politics, and economies.

  • culture
  • writing
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • archeology
  • art history
  • history
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • tea
  • instagram
  • people
  • feminism
  • mountain climbing
  • discovering
  • psychedelics
  • local culture
  • adhd

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Two months biking in Europe.

What I Can Share with Hosts

We are eager to learn about local food and cook Iranian foods for hosts.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Iran, Spain

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