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  • 115 references 96 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish; learning German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, Swedish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Project manager
  • BSc Hns in Physics (York, UK)
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About Me

I am very bad at describing myself. I prefer not to be in the spotlight; I enjoy being behind the camera far more than in front of it. So I'm an introvert.

I have been told I'm calm, but spontaneous. Smart, laid-back, easy to talk to and knowledgeable about many things. A cool geek you could say.

I am willing to try almost anything once. I love to travel, learn about other cultures and study languages. Simply put, I'm open-minded and immensely curious.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

So far I've hosted over 80 people (I've lost track a long time ago) and I've had a great time meeting all sorts of people from all over the world. Both experienced surfers and even brand new members of the couch surfing community.

I live alone and I enjoy having guests and company. I also like the community and go to the weekly meetings in Helsinki frequently


Photography, languages, cultures, travelling, food, science and technology to name a few

  • culture
  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • sauna
  • technology
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • bungee jumping
  • track and field
  • languages
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Don't know where to start. A lot of different stuff. A bit of geek really though.

Movies: Too many to count. I've seen about 150 of the IMDB top 250 movies.

Music: From metal to classical, but not quite that fond of rap, hip hop or R'n'B

Books: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Juha Vuorinen, Tom Clancy and Timothy Zahn

Games: Too many. I enjoy most boardgames and I own a few + many PC games.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the world's highest bungee jumps. 220m. My first time. Why start small?

Teach, Learn, Share

Photography and cooking I can teach a little, want to learn more of and love sharing my passion in.

I am something of a polymath, a jack-of-all-trades. I know a little about a lot of things and want to learn more.

The Finnish Sauna culture.

Apparently, I also possess a decent knowledge of the world of spirits. The liquid kind, not the ethereal. =D

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have a lot of experience as a host, but I have yet to really surf on anyone's couch. So I'm not sure actually.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Liechtenstein, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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