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  • 228 references 110 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Spanish, Swedish; learning French, German, Indonesian, Russian
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Marketing fairy
  • Language & translation studies
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About Me

Would you like a meet a really rare creature: a talkative Finn? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. (Unless we really hit it off and have to become next door neighbours. I hope you like snow!)

As Astrid Lingren's Pippi put it:"I am a Thing-Finder, and when you're a Thing-Finder, you don't have a minute to spare."

I travel to get to know all the weirdness we consider normal and the opposite. Can't wait to hear yours!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfers generally share my trust in the goodness of people and otherwise make a random mix of folks from all walks of life - a top combo.

When in a new place, I really prefer hanging out with locals rather than playing tourist on my own or with other backpackers. Please save me from the folks at the nearby pub.

Couches are not my priority. They are less entertaining than people. Also, they tend to have more breadcrumbs. Unless you've got a huge beard. If you do, just unread that.


People. Cultures. Languages. Nature. Ukulele. People who smile with their eyes.

Workwise: business development, entrepreneurship, marketing (digital and content)

Music, Movies, and Books

Old velvety blues, rock, jazz, but even latinopop, heavy metal or opera, depending on the dosage.

Catcher in the rye.

Late night talk shows with Trevor, Jimmy, Seath, Stephen or John, or stuff like Family Guy, Little Britain, Flight of the Conchords and such.

Mild house-trance-EDM and TV allergy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I ordered pizza to everyone in my hospital room and made surprise banana splits to all patients in brain hemorrhage rehabilitation.

Teach, Learn, Share

Tongue twisters in different languages, dramatic stories and peeing-your-pants kind amounts of laughter. (Black humour alert.)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, smiles and groceries.

I'm happy to help in whatever you're doing - whether it's shopping a llama, hosting a radio show, organising a birthday party for a deceased relative or cleaning the bathroom.

If you run a small(ish) business I have good tips on digital marketing stragery and applications.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden

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