Actually, I used the site this last week to look for a host since I'm now visiting Finland. One girl in Helsinki said that she couldn't host me because she currently has a German couple staying, but that my boyfriend and I should stop by for cocktails and dinner.
It was amazing! It turned out that the German couple also lives and works in Russia (just like Chase and me)! What's more, both the host and her friend she invited for dinner are both native Russians! They moved to Finland almost 10 years ago and have Finnish citizenship, all facts we found out last night. 6 people gathered at a dinner party in Helsinki, and it turns out not a one of us is Finnish. Oh the places you'll go. And people you'll meet. And things you can see.