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  • 236 references 180 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Swedish; learning French, German, Russian, Spanish
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • free travel agent of my own
  • master´s degree
  • From Finland
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About Me


mission impossible :D
I'm way too unambitious and uninspired to become a travel nerd and join the race of visiting all the countries in the world. I just go with the flow and cherish the good times in the pleasant environments.


I love cats but sometimes I might react on furry animals so it's better for me to have the sleeping space with a little distance from them. I accept hosts with references who are not following nudist or naturist life style. It doesn't matter if you have ten or a thousand references as I would also like to contribute the recently joined members to have more references. I happily respond to the friend requests of the ones I have met in person.

Fun fact: I have never had any piercings or tattoos.

Follow my travels on IG: sirkkainen

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


recent years I have spent more time outside than inside my home country Finland. when having a base, I gladly welcome surfers. when on the road, I'm happy to crash a couch and make new friends :)


I've hosted and been hosted a couple of times. good memories.


travelling, theatre, dancing, cycling, hiking, trekking, climbing, camping, beach volley, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, windsurfing, flying, bungy jumping, skydiving, knitting, drawing, painting, baking, sauna, soda, tea, chocolate, almond milk, oat milk, avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, fetta cheese, blue cheese, peanuts, pine nuts, ice cream, sorbet, chocolate, tiramisu, marshmallows, rocky road, honey, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cloudberries, gooseberries, cranberries, lingonberries, mulberries, blackberries, quinces, guanabanas, bubble gum, pomegranates, figs, spinach, rocket lettuce, artichokes, kale, turmeric, ginger, chili, coriander, lotus roots, tofu, seitan, pulled oat, beans, tapas, sushi, vegemite, spices, fish, shrimps, salmon, seafood, baklava, blinis, pelmenis, horchata, harissa, zgougou, patacones, ceviche, pan de yuca, chipa, empanada, dulce de leche, palmito, vori vori, sopa paraguaya, chipa guasu, plov/palov, kuksu/kuksi, lagma, kumys, umm ali, oil down, doubles, matapa, matoke, cassava ugali/nshima, soursop

  • too many to list

Music, Movies, and Books

one part of getting to know the local culture is to listen to the local music, maybe watching a movie too and literature if I can find it in a language I know.

reggae, electronic music, classical music, Tibetan sound bowl relaxation music, Balkan beat

All travel and guide books.

Samsara and Baraka directed by Ron Fricke

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

all the amazing people I have met

Teach, Learn, Share

i think i'm not the teacher type, but certainly we can learn something from everyone :)

i have a minimalistic lifestyle; i collect experiences not material. i try to follow a sustainable way of living in everyday life for example by flying less and travel overland instead of flying when available, recycling and reusing things when applicable. i never throw food away, that is what i learned at home as a child.

the great idea of couchsurfing is making new friends all over the world with like-minded people. if you have other motives besides cultural exchange please do not send me any request nor accept my couch request.

What I Can Share with Hosts

travel experiences and company for activities. don't hesitate to ask if you need a strong person to carry something or a tall person to reach something high because for me it's not a big deal to offer my helping hand :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Åland Islands

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway

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