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PINSOFIA

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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Overview

  • 80 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Finnish; learning French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • NGO Fundraiser
  • No education listed
  • From Vaasa, Finland
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

We're moving soon and renovating the new place, so there is going to be a little pause on hosting. I'll be hopefully hosting surfers again in Autumn!

ABOUT ME

" My bag was as light as my happy-go-lucky heart."
~Tove Jansson

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness is what happens to us when we try to make someone else happy.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I have ended up on gigs of artists I didn't knew about. And speaking in many languages. Going sometimes into deep discussions. And laughing a lot.

I have been offered french home made cuisine in France, belgian chocolate by a Belgian and turkish coffee by a Turk.

I have been finding myself interested to explore Helsinki and figure out what are the specialities of Finland and how to show them to others.

And then again I have understood how division into countries and cultures is often arbitrary.
I have made friends.

I have had good night sleeps and morning coffees and became richer in experiences.

Interests

Changes and novel things and thoughts are enjoyable to me. I am curious to hear or read about new ideas and theories. Now I am focusing into core economy and other new ways to think of economy that support sustainable development.

As for hobbies, I tend to try all kinds of yoga and dance classes. I love to test new veggie recipes, and I just started to knit and take singing lessons.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Blur, David Bowie, Nouvelle Vague, Beatles, AIR, Arcade Fire, The Smiths & St Vincent.

Movies: Indies, oldies, frenchies and films by Gondry, Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Almodóvar, Sofia Coppola and Kaurismäki make me run for the box office.

Books: I love to read classic novels and contemporary classics e.g. Murakami, Franzen, Pamuk (and of course books by contemporary Finnish writers too) but I aim to give a chance sometimes to books that I don't know much about. Often they give me adventures of heart and mind.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Turkey

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