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Overview

  • 26 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Russian, Spanish; learning French, Polish, Swedish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • student (Russian, IR, psychology)
  • Uni. Turku 2010 -->
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About Me

Hey people. :) If you want to send me a Couch Request, please read ALL MY PROFILE. You'll find out why.
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CURRENT MISSION

Not just live but enjoy life. I have come back to my home country to finish my studies and I want to take everything out of the time I still spend here.
My current mission is also to procrastinate less in the Internet and do more meditation. So far with relatively little success.

Oh, and I would like to find move to Latin America. Please, world, give me work.
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OBS/HUOM./NOTICE: My mission in CS is NOT to host, or to be hosted by, people who *only* want to find sex partners, full stop. In case you are using CS as a dating site **only**, skip my profile, don't host me and/or don't send couch requests to me. We are both better off that way. Thank you!
Sorry if I sound stiff here. But I mean what I write. There are other apps for finding intimate partners. I travel alone and want to feel safe.
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OBS. vol 2: Please, send a Couch request with the approximated dates if you want to stay in my place. I will reply only to the messages that are accompanied with a Couch request. You don't need to be 100% sure about the arrival and departure times in order to send a request. :)

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ABOUT ME

I love to freestyle dance. I also love to talk straight and have deep and/or very random discussions. I respect honesty. I don't drink alcohol but I'm usually the first one on the dance floor and often the last one to leave that floor. So what you can get out of my company is, hmm, talk and dance. And cakes.

I spend my time writing and volunteering, leading groups like international work camps, training and doing activism related to animal and human rights. Academic hippie, you could call me. :) I do like to talk politics and to start intensive projects: in previous years I've initiated and coordinated two festivals in Turku: in 2013 a week-long festival dedicated to human rights in Russia and in 2014 the first Turku Pride. Nowadays I hang out with Erasmus students and asylum seekers & other international people, do yoga sometimes and sports every day. Plus I should write my Master's Thesis in four months.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let others live. Dance your style, dance without hesitation or shame, and dance especially when life seems to be tough on you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host and surf.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've slept on many couches in Russia, Poland, Sweden and Spain.

Interests

Voluntary work. Talking. You choose the topic, preferably a smart one and more or less connected to politics, human behavior, cultural phenomenons, psyche and better world. Or whatever interests you, I can usually keep up with the conversation, or then just listen and learn.

Dancing. Baking small gifts to good people. Walking for hours.

  • animals
  • writing
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • human rights
  • dining
  • baking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • walking
  • drinking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • sports
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

It's very hard for me to describe the kind of culture that I like since I can find an idea and something beautiful and bizarre in every genre. Culture, music etc mirror people's inner movements or how they find their place, past and present in the world. It's fascinating to spend time with people that listen or do something I have never before done or listened.

Silence is, however, the best music in this over-technologized world. In silence, the brain starts to sing just the songs that somehow reflect what and how you are in that moment.

Unfortunately I watch moves very rarely, I prefer books. But for example American History X and the Life of David Gale are movies that had a huge impact on me. Psychological movies (The Shutter Island, Lavender), drama, action with an Idea (such as the Blood Diamond).

Books: Classics + A Thousand Splendid Suns, Princess (about a Saudi princess and the life behind the curtains and hijra), Cunt, Äiti Venäjän aakkoset (=the Alphabet of Mother Russia, best Finnish introductory book to Russian culture/habits etc), I remember that at junior high school age I read a book titled Rauhaa! (Peace!), it was about Palestinian youth, and it also impressed me. I just found a new poet, Veera Antsalo, whose verses reach the point.
Music: Hurts, indie, some Polish (Mikromusic, Maria Peszek, Republika), Russian (Zemfira), random YouTube mixtures, bachata, Pink, Sting, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, Johanna Kurkela, Haloo Helsinki!, Happoradio (sorry Finns, that's so emo), Jenni Vartiainen, world music, AFRICAN DRUMS, etc etc. Melodic folk metal goes as well, in some situations. Depends a lot on my mood! Listing the bands doesn't really make sense to me because I don't follow them, I follow songs. Nowadays I listen to Binaural Waves quite a lot. And yoga music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well this isn't just one, this is a list: The sunlight glittering on the snow all around me. Russian countryside. Animals. A baby laughing. Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Touching.

Teach, Learn, Share

Everything that happens, doesn't happen for a reason. Life lacks a meaning, but that's actually what's so cool about life.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can bake for you and teach some basics of Russian language. Or take for a 25 km walk to start the day. Most of all I'd like to learn from you.

Countries I’ve Visited

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain

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