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  • 378 references 341 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, French; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • geographer
  • MSc
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Moving back to Helsinki soon; not hosting at the moment.

I live in downtown Puerto de la Cruz, a short walking distance from the main bus station, from Plaza del Charco (the central square) and from Playa Jardin beach.

As my home is small it is easiest to host just one person at the time but two or even three guests can be considered for a night or two. My guest beds are a bit short and hence guests not taller than 180 cm are preferred.

Late arrivals and last minute requests are fine. Copy-paste or oneliner requests are fine too but please be as exact as possible about the dates. I don't usually know my schedule for long time in advance and hence I prefer requests just one or few days before arrival.

I understand that you often have to send lots of requests so I am not expecting highly personalized ones. Copy-pasted one or a oneliner is fine (but please fill your profile with some relevant information about yourself). If you can get my first name correct that's nice already.

I am Christian (Lutheran) but guests can be of any denomination or religion or of none at all. I will not proselytize and I hope that you will neither.

LGBTQ (and any other letter) people welcome: I may not always be up to date with all the vocabulary but I am friendly to everybody.

I am fully vaccinated (4 doses) against Covid-19.

I use my Instagram account @nlipsane as a guestbook of my guests. I hope you don't mind if you will appear there too.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I mostly host. Particularly I like returning guests. Hence, if you have stayed with me before you are the most welcome again.


  • dogs
  • environment
  • sauna
  • christian
  • geography
  • tea
  • vaccinated

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have hosted 400+ guests, mostly here in CouchSurfing.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you get hosted by me you might end up in my Instagram @nlipsane. I use it mostly as a guestbook to remember whom I have hosted or met. I hope that you don't mind.

Tea is always available, and maybe something with it. We can cook together, if you wish. There are also a plenty of restaurants nearby.

If we cook together, I eat almost anything but not mushrooms or mustard. Also, I don't like very cheesy foods. I eat meat but not every day so vegetarian/vegan cooking is good too.

I can share wi-fi from my phone for light use.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Åland Islands

Countries I’ve Lived In

Dominica, Finland, Spain

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