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Overview

  • 57 references 50 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Finnish; learning English, Spanish, Swedish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • student
  • journalism. community education, drama instructor
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About Me

I'm 26 years old traveler with a great sense of humor and warm heart.
I'm not that shy than Finnish people usually are, but I appreciate my own space sometimes.
I like multiculturalism, sharing values and languages.
I am willing to host guests for about 1 week at maximum. Weekdays or weekends, it doesn't matter.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted many people in my place. I think Couchsurfing is a best way to meet new people from different countries. I've also surfed couple of times in Finland and during my trips in Europe.

Interests

-I try to read at lest one book every day
-I'm also into creative writing
-I do sports sometimes (swimming, cycling, yoga)
-I'm a bad singer, but still love it
-I'm not a small talk-person, but I love deep conversations about politics, feminism, religion, traveling and meaning of the life
-I'm volunteering in Amnesty International, Finnish Red Cross and Plan International
-I do love SALMIAKKI (Finnish salty caramel), good black coffee and sleeping loong at morning
-I'm not usually nightlife person, but sometimes in the right company it's awesome to dance until the morning
-I love to cook with my friends, hosts and couchsurfers

  • writing
  • books
  • human rights
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • coffee
  • baking
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • politics
  • traveling
  • sports
  • swimming
  • languages
  • religion
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
John Boyne: Boy in the striped pyjamas/ Peter Singer: Animal Liberation/ Minna Canth: Hanna/
Iida Rauma: Katoamisten kirja/ Peter Hoeg: De måske egnede

Movies: Stanislav Rostotski: Belyi Bim – tšornoje uho/ Stephen Daldry: Billy Elliot/ Richard Linklater: Boyhood/
Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the roof/ Abdellatif Kechiche: La Vie d'Adèle/ Tom Ford: Nocturnal Animals

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was eleven years old, I travelled with my parents to Luxor (Egypt). I found out that there was kids of my age, who begging for a money. And same time they looked so much happier than us. I realized that the money is not a way to happiness.

After tiring summer, I went to Barcelona with my friend. One day we walked to Park Quell. We sit there, held each others hand and wind blew. And then I realized that some times you have to go far away, that you can see closer. After that trip I started to travel more often!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Finnish for you. Believe or not, but it is second hardest language in the world ;)

I can teach cooking and baking, because I was a pastry chef. I can show, how to make perfect Pulla (Finnish Pastry).

I would like to learn new languages, and of course try some new recipes :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland

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