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Mirja-Leena Leskinen

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Finnish; learning German, Italian, Swedish, Welsh
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • student / secretary
  • I just finished my Master's Degree i...
  • From Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

TRAVELLING!

ABOUT ME

I'm an animal-loving geekish university student who loves to have fun and meet new people. I've had a terrible travelling-frenzy for a couple of years now and so I'm going somewhere whenever I have money for it.

Countries and cities I've been in so far:

Finland
Sweden (Stockholm, Lund, Uppsala, Falun, Björkö, Vadstena)
Norway (Oslo)
Iceland (Reykjavik)
Denmark (Copenhagen, Ribe, Odense, Helsingor, Roskilde, Hillerod)
Estonia (Tallinn, Haapsalu, Narva)
Latvia (Riga, Ozolnieki)
Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas)
Russia (St. Petersburg, Peterhof, Pushkin, Pskov, Moscow)
Belarus (Minsk)
Poland (Krakow, Oswiecim, Warsawa, Czestochowa, Katowice, Wielizcka)
Slovakia (Bratislava)
Czech Republic (Prague, Terezin, Brno, Slakov u Brno)
Germany (Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Lübeck, Travemünde, Schwerin, Rheinsberg, Wittemberg, Meissen, Dresden, Erfurt, Weimar, Bad Wildungen, Edersee, Bamberg, Nürnberg, Regensburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Goslar, Wolfsburg, Leipzig)
Netherlands (Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Arnhem)
Belgium (Brussels, Ypres, La Louviere, Antwerp, Brugge, Waterloo)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg City)
Monaco
Cornwall (Penzance, St Mary's, St Ives, Truro, Tintagel)
Wales (Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Bangor, Holyhead, Llanberis)
England (London, Windsor, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Lincoln, Ely, Brighton, Lewes, Canterbury, Dover, Maidstone, Liverpool, Bath, Bristol, Plymouth, Lindisfarne, Alnwick)
Scotland (Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Balmoral Castle, Edinburgh, Inverness, Jedburgh, Melrose, Rosslyn, Stirling, Dundee, Glamis, Forfar, St Andrews, Glasgow)
Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry)
Ireland (Dublin, Newgrange, Tara, Sligo, Athlone, Clonmacnoise, Cork, Blarney, Cashel, Thomastown)
Isle of Man (Castletown, Douglas)
France (Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Jonzac, Saintes, La Rochelle, La Genetouze, Verdun, Strasbourg, Nancy, Maincy, Vitre, Saint-Malo, Bayeux, Rouen, Reims, Chartres, Albert, Thiepval, La Boisselle, Nice, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Cape Ferrat, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille)
Austria (Vienna)
Hungary (Debrecen, Budapest)
Romania (Arad, Bucharest, Snagov, Mogosoia, Brasov, Rasnov, Bran, Sinaia)
Greece (Corfu, Athens, Aegina, Mycene, Epidaurus, Delphoi)
Cyprus (Nicosia, Aya Napa)
Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Gallipoli)
San Marino
Italy (Riva del Garda, Alto-Adige, Verona, Venice, Rimini, Riccione, Rome, Vicenza, Padova, Mantova, Gorizia, Genoa, Ventimiglia, Sanremo, Turin, Firenze, Bologna, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimingnano, Fiesole)
Vatican
Slovenia (Tolmin, Most na Soci, Ljubljana, Kobarid, Nova Gorica)
Serbia (Belgrad, Nis, Topola, Novi Sad)
Montenegro (Budva, Podgorica, Becic, Ulcinje, Kotor)
Croatia (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik)
Macedonia (Skopje)
Albania (Skhoder)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar, Sarajevo)
United States (New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Baltimore, Atlantic City, College Park MD, Mount Vernon VA, Gettysburg, Plymouth, Concord MA, Antietam, Charlottesville, Harpers Ferry)
Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Hiraizumi, Sendai, Numazu, Yokohama, Nikko, Kamakura)
Spain / Catalonia (Barcelona, Girona, Figueres, Montserrat, Valencia)
Andorra (Andorra la Vella)
Malta (St. Julians, Valletta, Dingli, Mdina, Gozo, Naxxar)
Liechtenstein (Vaduz)
Switzerland (Geneva, Augst, Basel, Zürich, Einsiedeln, Zermatt, Bern, Lausanne, Montreux, Lucerne, Interlaken)
Ukraine (Kiev)
South-Korea (Seoul)
Georgia (Gori, Tbilisi, Mtshkheta)

PHILOSOPHY

Shrouds have no pockets. *books flights*

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

surfing and hosting

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

visited 44 states (19.5%)Create your own visited map of The World or Brazil travel guide for Android

I've surfed and hosted people a couple of times and they have been terrific experiences. I always love to stay at my friends during trips, so this seems to suit me well.

Interests

literature, dogs, movies, heavy metal, history, art, food, travelling, gigs, mythology, poetry, folklore, languages, art history, museology, archaeology, meeting new people, collecting stuff, folk rock, folk punk, cats, animals, nature, Eurovision Song Contest, all geek things!

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Thor, The Avengers, der Undergang, the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Memento, Indiana Jones, das Leben der Anderen, 007, many others

Music: Blind Guardian, Hari Mata Hari, Zeljko Joksimovic, Levellers, Nightwish, Howard Shore, Sabaton, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Arkona, Finntroll, Sonata Arctica, Eurovision songs, Moonsorrow, BrainStorm, Zdob si Zdub, maNga, Mor ve Ötesi, Kamelot, New Model Army, McDermott's 2 Hours, Korpiklaani, Turisas, Ensiferum, Alestorm, Globus

Books (authors): J.R.R Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Väinö Linna, John Julius Norwich, Douglas Adams, Dante Alighieri, Homer, Virgil, Philip Pullman, Richard Adams, history books, art books etc.

TV: Monk, Lost, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -miniseries, Babylon 5, Firefly, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Rome, Boardwalk Empire etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seeing Flanders Fields for the first time. Lining up for movie tickets for two weeks in snowy Helsinki. Wandering on ANZAC Cove. JAPAN! Venice, every time. MetalCamping with friends for a week in paradise-like Slovenia. Falling in love in New York. So many adventures with my dogs, family and friends.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales, Åland Islands

Countries I've Lived In

Finland

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