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  • 28 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish; learning German
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Tourguide, translator, writer, photographer
  • Higher university education in history and Russian language.
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About Me

Professionally I am a tour guide, photographer and translator. I run the travel blog Johnnybajdzjan on Wp and Johnnybaijan on Fb. My work also includes proof reading, language consulting and I also write myself. Since I freelance, I normally work from home.

My master thesis however is in Russian cultural history and how the ancient artform of mosaic was used as means of creating a political, pictorial language in the Soviet Union.

I enjoy traveling the world, having visited both the USA and North Korea and countries in between. Most time abroad however, I have spent on various occasions in Russia. By now, I have visited 100+ countries and territories.

In Stockholm, I have an interest in food, from traditional Scandinavian cooking to Korean cuisine and I enjoy making fruitwine and fermenting vegetables. I am trying to improve my skills on piano, and once upon a time, I used to take song lessons.

Please contact me if you have any questions at all, either regarding me, my business or staying at my place.


Music, vocal, photographing, cooking, gardening

  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • piano
  • business
  • freelancing
  • history
  • languages
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

I do not watch much movies, I dont even have a TV
I have a rather big library with everything from Erenburg and Bulgakov to north Norwegian cooking
I love music, especially with good vocals

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being watched over for 1 week while travelling in DPRK.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have good knowlegde in general linguistics and if there is anything you want to know in the scandinavian languages, please ask.
I like to know other language-interested people.
Also people that are interested in traditional home-made cooking, as I am

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden

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